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Context Clues Task Cards

Download these FREE task cards. The task cards contain passages from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Context Clues Task Cards

These task cards are ideal for many game-like activities including SCOOT. In this practice, students read passages from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Students determine the meaning of one bold word from each passage in a multiple choice format. Students do not have to read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to enjoy using these task cards. Click here to get the task cards.

Scoot Activity

Playing Scoot turns using a set of task cards into a game. You play by placing one task card on each student’s desk. For easier recording, place the cards in numerical order. Give each student one copy of a sheet to record answers. Continue Reading

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 22 “The Country of the Quadlings”

Download The Wizard of Oz Free Book Units ~ Chapter 22.

Chapter 22 ~ The Country of the Quadlings

The travelers come to a large hill. The Scarecrowstarts to cross first. He then hears a voice telling him that he is not allowed to cross. A strange creature appears. He is short and stout with no arms; however, his head can shoot out. As quick as lightning, the Scarecrow is knocked down. Hundreds of these creatures, known as Hammer-Heads, appear laughing at the Scarecrow’s fall. Continue Reading

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Coordinate Grid Activities

This coordinate grid foldable organizer with building pieces can be used for many activities ~ plan a town, determine how many blocks from one location to another, work in pairs with one student calling out coordinates and seeing if the other students can . . .

 

This coordinate grid foldable organizer with building pieces can be used for many activities: Continue Reading

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 21 “The Lion Becomes the King of Beasts”

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Chapter 21 ~ The Lion Becomes the King of Beasts

Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Lion cross the china wall into a swampland. After traveling a while, they come to a forest. The Lion fells at home in the woodland, but the others think it is gloomy. Shortly, they come upon a gathering of animals. The animals are discussing how to get rid of a giant spider who is killing off the animals. Continue Reading

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Analogy Game ~ Round About

Download this fun analogy game. Instructions and printable playing cards are provided.

My students love playing the analogy game “Round About.” In this fun activity, students get out of their desks and move around the room. This is a welcomed change from the many pencil and paper activities they so frequently are required to do. Here are the instructions for the activity:

Instructions

  • You will be given a sheet with analogies that are missing the last word in the second pair. You must analyze the relationship of the first pair of words, and then find the final missing word on a classmate’s back. Next to the corresponding number on your recording sheet, write the answer. Even if you know a word that will make sense in the analogy, you must find the exact word on a classmate’s back before writing it on your sheet. Continue Reading

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Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #1

Are you interesting in sending a monthly newsletter to your parents? This one focuses on reading and writing and includes tips, resources, activities, and ways to get the reluctant reader reading. Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #1

The Parent Connection newsletter provides parents with ideas and links to resources to help their children learn to read more fluently. This post contains Issue #1 in the series.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 20 “The Dainty China Country”

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Chapter 20 ~ The Dainty China Country

The travelers come to a large white porcelain wall. The Scarecrow finds a ladder and the group climbs up to the top of the wall. They are amazed and the land below. The ground is one large porcelain platter; and the people, homes, and animals are knee high figurines made completely of porcelain. A milking maid and cow are startled by the appearance of strangers in their land. This causes the cow to break its leg. The group learns that a china mender must glue him back together. Continue Reading

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