The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Chapter 05

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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 5 – The Rescue of the Tin Woodman.

Summary of Chapter 5 

As Dorothy was getting a drink by a stream, she and the Scarecrow heard a groaning sound. When they went to see what was making the sound, Dorothy and the Scarecrow found a man made of tin. The Woodman said he had been rusted for a year. He wanted to be oiled, so he could move again. Once he was moving, Dorothy and the Scarecrow told the Tin Woodman they were going to the Emerald City to see the Great Oz. The Tin Woodman said he wanted to come along, so he could ask for a heart.

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Teaching Materials for Chapter 5 


joint [adjective] ~ a place or point where two or more parts come together or are connected

His head and arms and legs were jointed upon his body, but he stood perfectly motionless, as if he could not stir at all.

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daunt [verb] ~ to lessen the determination of; intimidate; discourage

After this the enchanted axe cut off my arms, one after the other; but, nothing daunted, I had them replaced with tin ones.

Comprehension Questions 

  1. Dorothy and the Scarecrow searched for _______ first thing in the morning.
    1.   Toto
    2.   oil
    3.   water
    4.   food
  1. The main idea of Chapter 5 is . . .
    1.   The Tin Woodman loses his heart.
    2.   The Tin Woodman became rusted during a rainstorm.
    3.   Dorothy and the Scarecrow meet the Tin Woodman.
    4.   The Tin Woodman wants a heart.
  1. Sequence the following events in order by numbering them 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
    ______ The woodman lost his legs.
    ______ The Tin Woodman forgot to oil his joints.
    ______ A woodman fell in love with a Munchkin.
    ______ The woodman lost his heart.
    ______The rain rusted the Tin Woodman.
    ______ The old lady went to the Wicked Witch of the East.
  1. Dorothy’s biggest concern is ___.
    1.   getting lost
    2.   finding food
    3.   keeping the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman from arguing
    4.   traveling through the forest
  1. Why do you feel the story of the Tin Woodman and his love for the Munchkin was left out of the movie?


  • Constructed Response ~ Comparing Characters
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.3
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3
  • Language Arts Skill ~ Uses of Pronouns
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.1
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1

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