The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Chapter 04

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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 found here. This post contains teaching materials for Chapter 4 ~ The Road Through the Forest.

Summary of Chapter 4 ~ The Road Through the Forest

Dorothy and the Scarecrow head out toward the Emerald City. The land becomes more and more unkempt the farther they go. The two stop for lunch and to rest. Dorothy tells Scarecrow all about Kansas. She then encourages him to tell her his story. Scarecrow talks about the farmer who made him and about how he was left out in the field to frighten away the crows. Dorothy and Scarecrow continue on down the yellow brick road toward the forest. They spend the night in a little cottage at the entrance to the forest. Dorothy sleeps while Scarecrow stands watch.

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Teaching Materials for Chapter 4 ~ The Road Through the Forest


mishap [noun] ~ an unlucky event; accident, misfortune

It never hurt him, however, and Dorothy would pick him up and set him upon his feet again, while he joined her in laughing merrily at his own mishap.

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untilled [adjective] ~ not tilled, not prepared for growing crops, unfarmed

There were no fences at all by the roadside now, and the land was rough and untilled.

Comprehension Questions for The Road through the Forest

  1. Which sense did the Scarecrow use first?
    1. sight
    2. smell
    3. taste
    4. hearing
  1. Which word best describes the walk through the forest?
    1. disappointing
    2. gloomy
    3. improving
    4. saddening
  1. A good title for Chapter 4 could be ___.
    1. Brains
    2. You Can’t Fool a Crow.
    3. Heading for the Emerald City
    4. There’s No Place Like Home.
  1. Where did Dorothy spend the night?
  1. Finish this statement. The yellow brick road is a symbol for —.Using evidence from the book to support your answer; explain why you chose this answer.
  1. Read this passage from Chapter 4. “No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home.”What does this passage tell the reader about Dorothy’s beliefs and values?


    • Constructed Response ~ Character Traits ~ The Scarecrow
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.3
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3
    • Language Arts Skill ~ Latin Root [port]
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4.b
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1.a
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4.b




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