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Follow the process of bringing Norton Juster's beloved book from the golden age of children's literature to the stage. Commissioned by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, this world-premiere musical tells the story of Milo, who comes to realize that life is more exciting than his wildest dreams. This inventive musical features a melodious score by Arnold Black and witty lyrics full of wordplay by Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony winner Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me).

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      phantom tollbooth,norton juster,harnick

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      Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.9a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new").

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

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      Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.

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      Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.

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      Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1d: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1d: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented.

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      Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

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      Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesize comments, claims, and evidence made on all sides of an issue; resolve contradictions when possible; and determine what additional information or research is required to deepen the investigation or complete the task.

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      Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
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