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The Phantom Tollbooth is a novel on the 5th or 6th reading level. This lesson plan follows the reading of this book as a class with assignment, vocabulary, and activity suggestions by chapter. This plan also includes art, reading, language, science, and social studies curriculum. There are 20 chapters in this book. Each chapter can take from 30 to 60 or more minutes, depending on time to read, amount of discussion following reading and which activities you choose to include.
Novel - "The Phantom Tollbooth" by Norton Juster
Other materials needed for activities as outlined.
Teacher should have read the book before presenting the lessons to the students.
Use of the Internet is helpful in being able to search for additional ideas to be used as this book is read.
We all know that it would be great if all students in our classes could read on 5th grade level. It is, however, beneficial for students to be able to follow along, listen, and be able to work cooperatively in order to gain all they can from the reading of this book and to successfully complete assignments on their own level and hopefully gain from the learning being presented.
Choose to read each chapter as a group, students reading the chapter on their own or buddy reading. Use strategies as needed such as predicting, KWL, summarizing, sequencing, graphic organizers, and retelling, etc.
** There are more words to play with in this book than you will have time for.Have fun with this book. You will come up with ideas of your own as you're reading. Use your imagination.
1. Chapter 1
"The Phantom Tollbooth" by Norton Juster, http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~bcohen/phantom_tollbooth/teacher.html