Spar Lit Jr. 8: Understanding Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth With Debate

Cindy Frank
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(584)
In this multi-day course we will explore the deeper meanings of the hilarious and insightful best-selling classic The Phantom Tollbooth using debate techniques. ESL friendly, CEFR level — B1-B2 (intermediate) #academic

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
Intermediate Level
Students successfully completing this course will be able to:

*To gain confidence in speaking and organization 
*Understand all the basic ideas of debate and rhetoric
*Gain deeper understanding of literature through debate
* To communicate effectively through speaking, thinking adroitly and responding fluently
* Improve memory retention and organizational skills
* Gain confidence and poise in oral presentation
* Expand vocabulary and word usage
*To gain deeper understanding of the nuances of literature
Longtime teacher of literature for both middle and high school students. Founder and former coach of an award-winning Speech and Debate team that competed at local, state and national levels, long-time speech judge for local, regional, national speech events for NCFL and National Speech and Debate Association, former teacher of high school debate and rhetoric, art history, literature, and AP Language and Composition.
Homework Offered
Students will be required to read the portions of the text we will be considering for the upcoming week. Optional homework assignments will be given after each class. If students are able to complete the homework a detailed response will be sent to each learner.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
I will be in touch with learners and/or parents throughout the course to give feedback on student progress.
Grades Offered
Pencil and paper always!

Copies of The Phantom Tollbooth are available on Amazon or second-hand through Thriftbooks, and  at Libraries everywhere.  Any edition of the book is fine for this class. 

Meet the teacher

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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(584)
Hello, Everyone, I'm Cindy Frank!

*Classes limited to 6 students--all have a voice in the classroom
* All classes taught, written, and created by me for my learners
*Each session a full 55 minutes of... 
Group Class


for 6 classes
1x per week, 6 weeks
55 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(8)
Completed by 26 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 8-12
3-6 learners per class

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