Book Club: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
In this literature class, we'll discuss “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster. This is an offbeat fantasy for young readers who love adventure and the unexpected. We will focus on building vocabulary, figurative language, and more.
This is an ingenious fantasy about Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a mysterious package waiting for him. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason. This exciting story is full of wit,...
Homework OfferedStudents will be asked to read approximately 10 pages a day (4 chapters a week) outside of class. Short homework assignments will be given at the end of each class that should take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Students will need a digital or hard copy of the book “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster. They will also need paper and pencil.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Meet the teacher
I have my bachelors degree in special education plus additional course work for art and TESOL (teaching English as a second language). I have been working with children for more than 20 years including as a certified teacher and a homeschool mom. ...
$63for 5 classes
1x per week, 5 weeks
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