We are currently in week two of our three-week Spring track out, SMS Guys Read will begin in earnest again the week of April 21, and I just sat down to tackle a track out assignment I had given myself…. Read The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster.
At our last few meetings before track out we noticed that our IBRG friends were thinking about reading the Tollbooth and so we decided to jump on board and read along with them. Mr. S and the lads are planning some IBRG antics, so we need to start planning our responses and connections.
Your first assignment, and I know you might not see this whilst on track out as you might be out of town or much too glued to your Xbox, is to find a copy of The Phantom Tollbooth and get reading. The book was published in 1961 and is a classic, so the libraries around town will have numerous copies, as will any bookstore you darken the door of.
Your second assignment, and this goes for both SMS and TMC Guys Read members comes from the first lines of the Tollbooth. Here is the second line from the copy I am reading… “When he was in school he longed to be out, and when he was out he longed to be in.”
TMC…. you guys just got back from Spring Break, do you long to be out of school again?
SMS…. You are still a week and a half away from school restarting, do you long to be in school again?
Hit that comment button and share your thinking and keep reading and thinking about The Phantom Tollbooth… we need some excellent videos to end this year.