The Phantom Tollbooth Summary

This Storyboard That activity is part of the lesson plans for The Phantom Tollbooth


The Phantom Tollbooth - Plot Diagram

Example



Use This Assignment With My Students

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)



Activity Overview


A common use for Storyboard That is to help students create a plot diagram of the events from a story. Not only is this a great way to teach the parts of the plot, but it reinforces major events and help students develop greater understanding of literary structures.

Students can create a storyboard capturing the narrative arc in a work with a six-cell storyboard containing the major parts of the plot diagram. For each cell, have students create a scene that follows the story in sequence using: Exposition, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution.


Plot Diagram
( Plot Diagram Lesson PlanBuy PosterBuy PDF )

Example The Phantom Tollbooth Plot Diagram

Exposition

Milo is uninterested with both school and home life. He is in his room complaining about boredom, when he notices a package in the corner of the room.


Conflict

Rhyme and Reason have been locked away because of the two dueling brothers, King Azaz and Mathemagician.


Rising Action

Milo experiences The Lands Beyond, and all of its mysterious and peculiar characters, laws, and discourse, including the boy who grows down instead of up.


Climax

Milo, Tock, and Humbug are chased by demons attempting to stop them from rescuing the princesses.


Falling Action

The princesses are rescued. Milo, Tock, and Humbug are congratulated by the kings and all of the people on their brave victory.


Resolution

Milo finally realizes he could experience adventure in his life, even in his own bedroom.



Use This Assignment With My Students

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)



Template and Class Instructions

(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Use This Assignment With My Students", change the description of the assignment in your Dashboard.)



Student Instructions

Create a visual plot diagram of The Phantom Tollbooth.


  1. Separate the story into the Exposition, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution.
  2. Create an image that represents an important moment or set of events for each of the story components.
  3. Write a description of each of the steps in the plot diagram.

Story Outline Storyboard Template

Template


Use This Assignment With My Students

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)




Rubric

(Modify this basic rubric by clicking the link below. You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)






Use This Assignment With My Students

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)




More Storyboard That Activities for

The Phantom Tollbooth








Use This Assignment With My Students

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)





Pricing




Help Share Storyboard That!

Looking for More?

Check out the rest of our Lesson Plans!


View All Teacher Resources


Our Posters on ZazzleOur Lessons on Teachers Pay Teachers

Clever Logo Google Classroom Logo Student Privacy Pledge signatory
Start My Free Trial
Explore Our Articles and Examples

Business Resources

All Business ArticlesBusiness Templates

Film Resources

Film ResourcesVideo Marketing

Illustrated Guides

BusinessEducation
Try Our Other Websites!

Photos for Class   •   Quick Rubric   •   abcBABYart   •   Storyboard That's TpT Store