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Finding Figurative Language in The Phantom Tollbooth
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four to eight 40-minute class sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Computers with Internet access and word processing software
- Electronic version of the Figurative Language Chart for each student (and answer key)
- One copy of The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (Random House, 1993) for each student
- Welcome to the Doldrums PowerPoint presentation
- Landmarks Citation Machine
- Kid's Tools for Searching the Internet
Students will read Chapters 1 and 2 of The Phantom Tollbooth before beginning this activity. In Chapter 2, the main character visits an imaginary land where he gets stuck "in the doldrums." This phrase will be the focus of the motivational part of this lesson.