NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED480221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-6
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Finding Figurative Language in "The Phantom Tollbooth."
Hinton, Lisa
This lesson is an exploration of figurative language using the novel "The Phantom Tollbooth" and various Web resources. Students examine figurative language in the story and create a chart representing the literal and figurative meanings of words and phrases. During the four to eight 40-minute class sessions, middle school students will: read the text "The Phantom Tollbooth"; use the Internet to gather information and determine the literal meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases; determine the figurative meaning of words and phrases using context clues from the story; identify figurative language in the novel; and learn proper MLA format for citing sources. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. A figurative language resource page, rubric, chart, and answer key; and a PowerPoint presentation "Welcome to the Doldrums" are attached. (RS)
Managing Editor, ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. E-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.