Design idea for Culminating
1. Build a model of the Tollbooth based on the description in chapter 1. It may be a single model or part of a diorama.
2. Draw a map showing Milo's journey and the different places he visited. Label it clearly. Places to include: Expectations; The Doldrums; Dictionopolis; Old City of Wisdom; Forest of Sight; Valley of Sound; Conclusions; Digitopolis; Sea of Knowledge; Castle in the Air; Mountains of Ignorance.
3. Script an argument between King Azaz the Unabridged and The Mathemagician debating whether words or numbers are more important. Choose a partner and present your script to the class.
4. Characters in Dictionopolis are very fond of sayings and similes. Compile a booklet of sayings, proverbs and similes and illustrate each one. (Teachers, parents, other adults, internet and books can help you find examples.)
5. At the banquet in Dictionopolis the guests had to make a speech and "eat their own words". Use Publisher to present a "tasty speech". Decorate with border, graphics and interesting fonts.
6. Construct a model of a Dodecahedron using the template provided. Draw a different expression on each face. Conduct some Chance experiments to see which face lands uppermost the most frequently when you roll it 12, 24 and 36 times. Tabulate and graph your results.
7. Use the Portrait gallery worksheets to create a gallery of "Goodies", "Baddies" and "Main characters" from the novel.
8. The Terrible Trivium gives Milo, Tock and Humbug several pointless tasks to complete. Make an illustrated booklet of ten other unimportant and time wasting tasks he could give his victims.
9. The Threadbare Excuse spends his time making up excuses for not doing things or doing the wrong thing. Make a humorous illustrated booklet full of excuses for not doing your homework.
10. The monsters who live in the Mountains of Ignorance are all creatures who demonstrate some form of ignorant and unpleasant behaviour and their names help describe them. Invent 5 more monsters of Ignorance, name them and describe their bad habits. Draw a picture of each one.
11. Use Powerpoint to design a presentation based on an incident, chapter or the whole novel.
12. Write a script a scene or chapter from the novel and get a small group of friends to help perform for the class.