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Toby and the Phantoms of the Fourth Grade

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Kids Wings has long believed that Toby and the Phantoms of the Fourth Grade is the best choice for showing how bullying can lead to disastrous results.  In addition, the book is a perfect model for teaching students to understand figurative language and to write with a discernable expressive voice, in present tense. The story is timeless and thrilling, written by the author of the original "Dark Shadows" television drama from the 1980s. The Kids Wings literature guide is a terrific, classroom-tested literature guide with activities that we guarantee that you and your class will love and serve as a model of character-building and wonderful writing!

Activities in this literature guide include:

  • Prereading Discussion Cards 
  • Brainstorming
  • Making Predictions
  • The Adverb Song 
  • Synonym Match 
  • Many Editing Practices
  • Main Idea Checks 
  • Cause and Effect
  • Choices and Consequences
  • Letter Writing, 
  • Map Making, 
  • Crossword puzzle
  • Verb Tense Flip Flop 
  • Reading and Writing Conversation Clues
  • Multiple choice and short answer comprehension
  • Map Activities
  • Cooperative Group Activities
  • Logic Puzzles
  • Visualization Activities
  • Chapter check-ups
  • Metaphors and Similes
  • Drama
  • Compare/Contrast Game
  • Writing a compare/contrast composition
  • Writing description
  • Peer Pressure
  • Dialog Writing
  • Research Projects
  • Constructing the Trap Sequencing and Logic Becoming the Author
  • Figures of Speech
  • Sentence Structure
  • Leaders and Followers
  • Story Map a Sequel 
  • A Two-Part Final Test
  • Answer Keys  


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