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Toby
And the Phantoms of the Fourth Grade

by Art Wallace
2009 Kids' Wings Award for Excellence in Childrens' Literature

Having just left New York City, Toby is the new kid in Carlyle, Kansas, where the popular boys ride their bikes "no hands" on Saturday afternoons. Toby has never ridden a bike. The popular guys in Joe's "gang" choose up teams to play baseball at recess. Toby has never played baseball. The popular boys in Joe's "gang" wouldn't think of raising their hands to answer a question in school. Toby does, so everyone can see he is the smartest kid in class. He is even smart enough to build a Geiger Counter, but he doesn't know how to make friends.

Toby always seems to say the wrong things. The boys call him a "show-off," and when he tries to fit in by playing baseball, he makes a fool of himself and is teased mercilessly. All Toby can think of is REVENGE. He begins to plan an intricately clever scheme to get even...a scheme that will lead them all into the most frightening adventure of their lives.

This is a story that will help your students to understand the importance of the differences among them. It will show the dangers of peer pressure and bullying. It will demonstrate the power of cooperation and problem solving.

Written in present tense, every chapter of Toby and the Phantoms of the Fourth Grade ends with a cliff hanger and is filled with figuative language. It becomes the vehicle for visualizing text and writing vivid descriptions. It is Suzy Red's favorite literature for teaching writing, and her 63-page literature unit (revised in 2009) is now available to you on instant download for only $12.95.

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Toby and the Phantoms of the Fourth Grade
by Art Wallace

A 63-Page Unit for Toby and the Phantoms of the Fourth Grade
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You can purchase the complete 2009 Kids' Wings 63-page Literature Guide for Toby and the Phantoms of the Fourth Grade by Art Wallace NOW for immediate download for only $12.95! Click Here.

The 63-page Unit Contains:
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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The SOS Files by Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffy, and Laurie Myers--great for writing development!

The City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

Ida B by Katherine Hannigan

Background music, "Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor" by Bach

 
 


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