Teacher Guide

The Phantom Tollbooth Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will be able to understand how the author uses the text to impart explicit and implicit moral lessons

  2. 2

    Students will be able to understand how the text is structured as a literary allegory

  3. 3

    Students will be able to understand how the author uses wordplay to draw attention to language and insert humor and interest into his writing

  4. 4

    Students will be able to understand how the text is structured and how it relates to similar adventure-myth stories

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