The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 1 “The Cyclone”

Chapter 1 ~ The Cyclone

This free book study for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is being offered in weekly installments. The best place to begin is with the introduction foundhere.

Download The Wizard of Oz Free Book Unit ~ Chapter 1.


Chapter 1 ~ The Cyclone

Dorothy lives in the gray Kansas prairie with her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em. One day a cyclone picks up Dorothy’s small one-room farmhouse with Dorothy and her small dog Toto still inside. Dorothy rides in the eye of the storm until she is completely exhausted. She then crawls into her bed and falls asleep as her house travels in the storm. 

Note: Even if you do not plan to teach The Wizard of Oz, many of the resources may be used independent of the book. This is especially true of the language arts foldable organizers.


 FREE printable pages for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 1Click here to download FREE vocabulary practice, comprehension printables, and a foldable organizer.

 Chapter 1 

Follow these links to see the entire book unit:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz FREE Book Unit

1  – The Cyclone 

2 – The Council with the Munchkins

3 – How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrow

4 – The Road Through the Forest

Root Words Spoons Game

5 – The Rescue of the Tin Woodman

6 – The Cowardly Lion

7 – The Journey to the Great Oz

8 – The Deadly Poppy Field

9 – The Queen of the Field Mice

Pronoun Task Cards

10 – The Guardian of the Gate

11 – The Wonderful City of Oz

12 – The Search for the Wicked Witch

Prefix Game

13 – The Rescue

14 – The Winged Monkeys

15 – The Discovery of Oz, the Terrible

Prefix and Suffix Puzzles

16 – The Magic Art of the Great Humbug

17 – How the Balloon Was Launched

Punctuation Task Cards

18 – Away to the South

19 – Attacked by the Fighting Trees

20 – The Dainty China Country

Analogy Game ~ Round About

21 – The Lion Becomes the King of Beasts

22 – The Country of the Quadlings

Context Clues Task Cards

23 – Glinda The Good Witch Grants Dorothy’s Wish

24 – Home Again



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    • Delma Martinez on November 8, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Hello, I clicked on the Free Foldables pic and it brings me here but I don’t see where to click to download them. Are they still available? Thank you so much, Delma Martinez

      • Gay Miller on November 8, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      Each Chapter/Lesson contains one foldable organizer. The pronoun foldables may be found in Chapters 5-9 of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz unit.

    • Frances on February 16, 2016 at 11:40 am

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