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The Phantom Tollbooth: A Teaching Guide
This ebook is a guide for reading The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. It is written for students ages 10-12.
These teacher-tested lessons can be used by homeschoolers as part of a homeschool curriculum or by students who just want to be guided as they read a really great book. It can also be used by teachers who may be teaching this book to their classes, since it includes many great teaching ideas!
Included in this ebook are a synopsis of the story, information about the author, ideas to use before you read, Do Nows, vocabulary activities, chapter by chapter reading assignments, journal ideas, and an end of book project. Each lesson also has a focus section. The topics for the focus lessons include synonyms, idioms, point of view and persuasive writing.
Besides learning about a great book, you will also do some fun activities with words, including synonyms and idioms. You'll also meet some really interesting characters as you accompany Milo on an amazing journey!
The Phantom Tollbooth begins with Milo, the main character, who is feeling bored with his life and everything in it. Mysteriously, a tollbooth appears in his room and takes him on a wonderful adventure in the Lands Beyond. There he meets Tock, a watchdog who has a clock in his side, and the two travel to the two cities of Dictionopolis and Digitopolis in search of the twin princesses, Rhyme and Reason.
Along the way Milo has many adventures including a trip to the Island of Conclusions (you have to jump to get there), a visit to the Valley of Sound (where there is no sound at all) and a stop at the Point of View (where Milo meets Alex Bing, a boy who floats in the air until his feet grow down to touch the earth so that he will always have the same view of things)...