A really fun activity for students and the teacher! Excellent as an opening anticipation activity! Developed as a small group activity to introduce the novel's characters and the novel, it can be adapted to whole group, or independent work depending upon the students familiarity with the strategy. Words and material provided are easily adapted to specific students and/or classes. Detailed instructions with options, suggestions, and extensions are provided for the teacher. The sorting process links students' prior knowledge to the basic vocabulary of a reading selection. Also, it sparks interest in the novel.
Phantom Tollbooth Word Sort Activities by K. Zutali is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License