The Phantom Tollbooth Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocab, activities, tests

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This book study for The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster, contains 148 pages of resources, including comprehension, vocabulary, Common Core activities, assessments, and more!

Focus standards include character analysis, theme, figurative language, setting analysis, homophones, and more.

You will find that this study's layout is student-friendly, and that the questions and activities are easily adaptable for every learner. All Common Core activities have the Common Core code listed in the bottom corner, keeping both you and your students focused.

Perfect for whole classes, small groups, or even individuals, this is a well-rounded, no-prep novel study that will engage your students and sharpen their reading skills.


♥BONUS digital version included, which works with Google Drive and contains eye-catching color versions of all resources.

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1) Student work for every chapter, each having 4 parts
•Quickwrite-Warms up students' brains before the reading.
•Vocabulary-Introduces new words in each chapter.
•Comprehension and Analysis-Mix of short answer, sequencing, true/false, and multiple choice.
•Beyond-Fun, challenging activities.

2) 8 Common Core activities that are novel-specific
•Shed Some Light (focus on theme)
•The Demons of the Phantom Tollbooth
•Wanted: Dangerous Demon on the Loose!
•The Phantom Tollbooth: The Movie
•Homophone Fun
•My Synonym Roll
•Sound Off! (focus on The Soundkeeper and Dr. Dischord)

3) 6 Common Core activities that can be used with any text
•Setting: The Five Senses
•Reading Strategy: Predictions
•Character Traits
•Compare and Contrast Characters
•My Book Review
•Figurative Language Find

4) Culminating Project Options
•10 creative project choices for students to complete after they finish the book

5) Complete Vocabulary List
•Includes chapters and definitions
•Comes with and without definitions

6) Assessments
•Comprehension Assessment for Chapters 1-10
•Comprehension Assessment for Chapters 11-20
•Final Vocabulary Assessment

7) Easy planning and organization
•Unit Map tells you when to use what
•Detailed Tables of Contents for easy navigation
•Teacher instructions
•Student cover pages

8) Student Reference Bookmarks
•Listed information about plot, setting, and characters
•Contain memorable quotes and attractive art

9) Answer keys

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→Please note that MANY resources are included in this study. This is so that teachers may pick and choose what they want to use, since no two classrooms are alike. This is also so that teachers may differentiate for different groups within their classrooms. If you do not wish to purchase the entire big unit with everything included, please look at the links below.

NOTE: For the digital version, you will need Internet access and a free Google account. It will work on computers or iPads. (To use it on an iPad, simply have your students download the Google Slides app, available for free on iTunes.) Then, upon purchasing, you will receive a secret link to the digital file, along with explicit, easy-to-follow instructions that will get you started in minutes! Students will be highly engaged and freshly invigorated as they type, draw, and diagram directly into the file on their computers or tablets. They can easily share their work with you as they go, all without the hassle of paper, pencil, and copies.

This complete novel study is the best value for your money, as it saves you nearly 15%! However, if you would like to purchase individual components of this novel study, please click on the following links. Please note: All of the following listings ARE included in this product. However, none of the following listings are in digital format.

The Phantom Tollbooth: Comprehension and Vocabulary by chapter

The Phantom Tollbooth: Tests, Quizzes, Assessments

The Phantom Tollbooth: Reading Response Activities and Projects

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The Phantom Tollbooth Novel Study Unit: comprehension, voc
The Phantom Tollbooth Novel Study Unit: comprehension, voc
The Phantom Tollbooth Novel Study Unit: comprehension, voc
The Phantom Tollbooth Novel Study Unit: comprehension, voc
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