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The Phantom Tollbooth
Preview of The LitWits Kit for THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH by NORTON JUSTER1Preview of The LitWits Kit for THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH by NORTON JUSTER4Preview of The LitWits Kit for THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH by NORTON JUSTER5Preview of The LitWits Kit for THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH by NORTON JUSTER6Preview of The LitWits Kit for THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH by NORTON JUSTER7Preview of The LitWits Kit for THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH by NORTON JUSTER11

The Phantom Tollbooth

$18.00

Experience The Phantom Tollbooth with your students in fun, meaningful ways! En route to the Kingdom of Wisdom, your kids can eat their words (and punctuation), create pop-out art to highlight the author’s love of words, echew cheesy half-baked ideas, ponder and play out idioms, assign shapes and colors to strange sounds, write their own homophone character sketches, conduct a symphony with crayons,  work out some averages, create the 12 faces of the Dodecahedron, and so much more!

Everything in this digital kit comes from our unique sensory workshops on The Phantom Tollbooth.  It includes project and activity ideas, templates and prompts, prop suggestions, supportive links, discussion topics, academic handouts, and more. It’s ideal for ages 8-12, but it’s highly adaptable. Scroll down to get more details and a free Phantom Tollbooth road trip game!

 

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The LitWits Kit for THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH by Norton Juster - LITWITS

The LitWits Kit for The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

This isn’t a study guide — it’s an experience kit! It’s packed with hands-on ways to get into the characters’ shoes. When kids see, feel, hear, taste, smell, and DO what the characters did, they understand more. Better yet, they want to read more.

LitWits Kits are virtual products, but they’re packed with downloadables — templates, activity aids, academic handouts, and more. Because our kits live online, we can link you to useful info and audiovisuals. And you’ll always have the very latest updates!

The LitWits Kit for The Phantom Tollbooth includes:

  • sensory prop suggestions, with photos
  • creative project and activity ideas, with photos
  • printable templates, excerpts, and activity prompts
  • takeaway topics, to fuel meaningful conversations
  • printable handouts for creative writing, the narrative arc, setting, and more
  • research and audiovisual links, for one-stop prep and homework help
  • great quotes from the book, where copyright allows

Want a glimpse of our in-the-book style? Scroll down to get a free road trip game!

Ages/Grades
This kit is adaptable to a wide range of ages. (See the Ways to Use tab for classroom and homeschool uses.) We find 8-12-year-olds consistently “ready to LitWit,” but you know best what your kids are ready for, interested in, and capable of.

Common Core Alignment
The LitWits experience of this book is jam-packed with carefully integrated lessons — but they’re embedded in FUN, so kids don’t feel “taught.”  At a bare minimum, the use of this kit helps meet these Common Core goals:

THIRD GRADE Common Core Alignment
FOURTH GRADE Common Core Alignment
FIFTH GRADE Common Core Alignment
SIXTH GRADE Common Core Alignment

Please note that LitWits® is a registered trademark of LitWits Workshops, LLC.  All LitWits Kits are copyrighted and may be used for non-commercial educational purposes only.

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Help your kids search for multisensory signs of Wisdom (or Ignorance) on your next excursion!

If you’d like hands-on learning activities, discussion topics, teaching ideas, and handouts for this wonderful book, get The LitWits Kit for The Phantom Tollbooth! Your kids can eat their words (and punctuation), create pop-out art to highlight the author’s love of words, echew cheesy half-baked ideas, ponder and play out idioms, assign shapes and colors to strange sounds, write their own homophone character sketches, conduct a symphony with crayons,  work out some averages, create the 12 faces of the Dodecahedron, and so much more!

Sign up for free below, and we’ll send you our road trip bingo game right away.

 

 

Here are a few options for classroom teachers and homeschoolers. Decide what works best for your classroom or family!

Pull projects, activities, and handouts as needed to stimulate interest, reinforce a concept, or take a break from reading.

Use a suggested prop to trigger a conversation. Ask your kids if they know what the item is, and why it’s significant in the story. You might discover a theme together!

Casually bring up a question from a handout at recess or over dinner, and let the discussion grow from there. Take advantage of tangential learning opportunities!

Do the projects and activities as the book is being read, or after as a reward.

Use one or more prop ideas to support specific learning goals, such as spelling or social studies.

Have your kids research a particular prop in more depth – learn its history and usage, and write a report.

Enjoy the arts and crafts projects as a family or in an after-care group.

Set up the book display in the classroom or living room, and invite your kids to contribute their own story-related items each day.

 

Please note that LitWits® is a registered trademark of LitWits Workshops, LLC.  All LitWits Kits are copyrighted and may be used for non-commercial educational purposes only.

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