The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Chapter 06

Download The Wizard of Oz Free Book Unit ~ Chapter 6.

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 6 – The Cowardly Lion.

Summary of Chapter 6 ~ The Cowardly Lion

As Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodman walked through the forest, they heard many frightening sounds. All of a sudden a lion burst through the trees knocking Scarecrow and Tin Woodman over. The Lion headed toward Toto, but Dorothy stopped him by slapping the Lion on its nose. The Lion stopped and apologized. He told the others that he made loud roaring sounds, so the other animals would not realize he was a coward. The Cowardly Lion decided to join the group. He wanted to go to the Emerald City to ask the Great Oz for courage.

Download the free teaching resources for Chapter 6 here.

Teaching Materials for Chapter 6 ~ The Cowardly Lion


heedless [adjective] ~ careless or reckless

Little Toto, now that he had an enemy to face, ran barking toward the Lion, and the great beast had opened his mouth to bite the dog, when Dorothy, fearing Toto would be killed, and heedless of danger, rushed forward and slapped the Lion upon his nose as hard as she could, while she cried out:

“Don’t you dare to bite Toto! You ought to be ashamed of yourself, a big beast like you, to bite a poor little dog!”

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mar [verb] ~ impair the quality of; spoil

During the rest of that day, there was no other adventure to mar the peace of their journey.

Comprehension Questions

  1. Dorothy did all of the following except ___.
    1.   hit the lion’s nose
    2.   explained what a dog was
    3.   found apples to eat
    4.   picked up the Scarecrow
  1. Another title for Chapter 6 could be ___.
    1.   The Witch
    2.   The Group Grows to Four
    3.   A Rusty Tin Woodman
    4.   Protecting Toto
  1. The Tin Woodman stepped on ___.
    1.  a beetle
    2. an ant
    3.  the lion’s tail
    4.  Toto’s paw
  1. Write the simile that Dorothy used to describe the Lion.
  1. Read this passage from Chapter 6. “But Toto!” said the girl anxiously. “What will protect him?”
    “We must protect him ourselves if he is in danger,” replied the Tin Woodman. Which literary device is used in this passage?
  1. The reader knows the Tin Woodman really does have a heart because —.
  2. The reader knows the Scarecrow really does have a brain because —.


    • Constructed Response ~ Character Traits ~ Lion
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.3
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3
    • Language Arts Skill ~ Pronouns (Subjective, Objective, Possessive)
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1.A

    FREE printable pages for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 6

    Click here to download FREE vocabulary practice, comprehension printables, and a foldable organizer for Chapter 6.

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    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz FREE Book Unit
    Vocabulary Materials including Word List – Word Wall – Book Marks – Test / Lessons at a Glance

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    • Kathleen on June 9, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    I very much like your book units and plan on purchasing many of them. I have a favor. Could you create a Book Unit for Edward Tulane? I just love this book and my third graders do too! I would love for you to make a unit of this book!!!

    1. Thank you so much, Kathleen!!

      I am going to start creating some new book units next month. I’ll add Edward Tulane to my list of books I’m considering. I love hearing what teachers are using
      ! I’ve not read this book, but Kate DiCamillo is great!

    • Kathleen on June 14, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Gay, thank you so much. I hope you enjoy reading Edward Tulane. My students get so excited waiting to hear his next adventure. And…how will it end..I know you will love it! Kathleen

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