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Does "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" Have a Hidden Message?

For Students 8th - 12th
Like Mark Twain's introduction to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz warns readers not to search for a hidden message or moral in his tale. Yet many, such as Henry Littlefield, have done just...
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What does Populism have to do with The Wizard of Oz?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Some say that L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an allegory of the Populist movement. Learners study the parallels between the book and the end of the 19th Century. They consider how characters and facets of the story...
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The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Take a journey over the rainbow with a 24-chapter audiobook featuring the classic tale The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. After a tornado passes through her farm, a young girl named Dorothy finds herself in a colorful world filled with...
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Inference in Literature: The Wizard of Oz

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
We're off to see the wizard! Practice making inferences in literature with two sample paragraphs from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Each passage provides questions about the pleasantness of the place it describes, and kids...
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Follow the journey of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion down the Yellow Brick Road. An eBook version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz features the original text and graphics. Notice how colors change between...
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The Populists Movement 1880s - 1890s

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is it about the Populists and The Wizard of Oz? Use hard facts about the Populist Movement to find out. The presentation provides good background information on the Populists, their political platform, and life in the 1890s. It then...
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Find the Main Idea: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Readers are asked to use the provided graphic organizer to list the main idea and supporting ideas in a passage from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
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Populism & the Election of 1896

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Populism and the rise and fall of the Populist Party are the topics of this presentation, which details the Presidential Election of 1896 and the role of silver. Detailing main points with clever political cartoons and informative maps,...
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Word Search: The Wizard of Oz

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Word Search: The Wizard of Oz worksheet, students find 24 words inside the castle-shaped word search. All words are related to the Wizard of Oz.
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The Wizard of Oz: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
There's no place like home. Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz wonders if she will ever make it back to Kansas after a tornado drops her in a magical land. Scholars learn about the friends she meets along the way, and they have fun of their own...
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Comparing Monkey Story with Wizard of Oz

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Pupils compare and contrast the characters in the Monkey stories with the Wizard of Oz story.
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The Wizard of Oz

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders practice correct punctuation, and identifying oo and gh words while using the book and movie The Wizard of Oz. In this language arts lesson plan, 2nd graders complete a variety of language activities that relate to the...
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The Wizard of Oz: Writing Assignment #1 Menu

For Students 9th
Look no further than this resource to find a menu of writing prompts for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  In addition to a choice of expository essay topics, learners also choose to either describe important characters or to create a comic...
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The Effects of Character Decisions

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Learners explore characters' decisions. They play a card game in which they match a decision card with a direct effect card. Then they examine characters from The Wizard of Oz, record important decisions that they make on index cards,...
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Acting the Song

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Get to know the meaning behind the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from the legendary 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. Groups of two take the roles of performer and questioner. Performers sing lines of the song while questioners interrogate...
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Follow the Yellow Brick Road

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Young scholars watch a portion of "The Wizard of Oz" and discuss how a map could be useful to Dorothy. They identify key components of maps and design a map of their classroom, including a key.
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"Wizard of Oz"

For Students 5th - 6th
For this literacy worksheet, students find the words related to the story "The Wizard of Oz". The answers are found when clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
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Emerald City

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students read "The Wizard of Oz." They list descriptive words and information about the Emerald City. Students plan, design, and build their own 3-dimensional Emerald City. They create a dazzling Emerald City with recycled produce trays...
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A Parable on Populism

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study the sombolism between Populism of the 1890's and the story of The Wizard of Oz.
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Analyzing Plot Conflict

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners explore the connection between analyzing a character and the character plot conflict. In this plot conflict lesson students role play two characters in the story, The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Learners also pretend to be a...
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We're off to see the Wizard!

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore the process of play and movie making from books. They study the basic elements of drama and write and produce a play based on a chosen theme. Students explain the basic elements of a play by looking at "The Wonderful...
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Wicked: A New Musical

For Parents 6th - 12th
It isn't easy being green, especially if you are a green witch in the Land of Oz. Elphaba, the main character in the popular musical, Wicked, teaches viewers this and many other life lessons as she battles intolerance, prejudice, and...
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Becoming an Upstander Means Taking Risks

For Teachers 6th Standards
The classic movie The Wizard of Oz includes a scene where Lion bullies Tin Man until Dorothy, an upstander, intervenes. Pupils discuss what it means to stand up to bullies with an interactive risk activity before working in groups to...
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The Language of Setting

For Teachers 5th Standards
Descriptive language can be used to create a vivid and imaginative setting. Create the chart suggested in this plan to track the descriptive language found in The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The class discusses the land beyond...

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