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Finding Figurative Language in The Phantom Tollbooth

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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
Lesson Author

Lisa Hinton

Parkton, Maryland


International Literacy Association


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Lisa Potter

December 04, 2014

When using digital pdfs, I've found that students can use the Notability app to fill out worksheets.


Katie Fiocca

October 14, 2013

Amazing resource - thank you! Using with a small group of fifth graders who are going to love it!


Brett Smoler

November 22, 2011

I really like your book The Phantom Tollbooth. The lesson plan calls for the "Figurative Language Chart" to be in editable form. Can you post is as a an editable document?



November 29, 2010

The lesson plan calls for the "Figurative Language Chart" to be in editable form. Can you post is as a an editable document?


Marla Wagenman

March 08, 2010

I tried to acces the powerpoint several different ways and can't get it to open. I know I used it last year, so I don't know what the problem is, but I really want to use it again!


Kaylee Olney

January 14, 2010

Thanks for alerting us to this error, Claudia. We will post a PDF version of the Figurative Language Chart to this lesson ASAP.
--Kaylee Olney, Associate Editor, ReadWriteThink.org


Claudia Garrison

January 12, 2010

I tried to access the "Figurative Language Chart," the "Featured Resource" in this lesson, and got the message that this page wasn't available. The chart is evidently an RTF. Is this a permanent condition or is there a way I can obtain this chart. It seems to be central to this lesson.



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