G5-6 Text Set: The Phantom Tollbooth

August 30, 2019

Milo finds life endlessly dull. Even when a mysterious tollbooth appears in his room, he chooses to pass its gate only because he has nothing better to do. But as he travels through the curious lands beyond the tollbooth, he has many adventures and encounters many strange creatures. In the end, he realizes that in life, there is a lot to do, and even more to learn. This text set explores the themes of learning, travel, character development, and government leaders.

Essential Questions:

1. What can people learn from their experiences?

2. What makes places unique and different? How can an author make you feel like you’re experiencing those places?

3. How is conflict built into a story?

4. How does an author develop a character’s personality?

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