The Phantom Tollbooth Vocabulary Activities

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The Phantom Tollbooth Vocabulary

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In this activity, students demonstrate their understanding of vocabulary words using sentences and images. The Phantom Tollbooth is rich with challenging vocabulary words. Students may be provided the vocabulary words, or they can use words that they have discovered through their reading of the text. The sentences and images validate the understanding of the word, and the context that it was used in the novel.


Example The Phantom Tollbooth Vocabulary Words

  • rapt
  • doldrums
  • gallant
  • ragamuffin
  • tumult
  • rigmarole
  • balderdash
  • speculate
  • minstrels
  • surmise
  • conciliatory
  • reticence
  • lethargy
  • quagmire
  • flabbergast
  • pandemonium
  • macabre
  • superfluous


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Student Instructions

Demonstrate your understanding of the vocabulary words in The Phantom Tollbooth by creating visualizations.


  1. Choose three vocabulary words from the story and type them in the title boxes.
  2. Find the definition in a print or online dictionary.
  3. Write a sentence that uses the vocabulary word.
  4. Illustrate the meaning of the word in the cell using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.
    • Alternatively, use Photos for Class to show the meaning of the words with the search bar.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.

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