The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Chapter 07

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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 7 ~ The Journey to the Great Oz.

Summary of Chapter 7 ~ The Journey to the Great Oz

The next day’s travels turn into quite an adventure for the group. First they come to a large ditch. After contemplating, Lion figures he can jump the length. One by one Lion carries each member of the party across the ditch.

The travelers continue through the dark and gloomy forest coming to a second ditch much larger than the first. Scarecrow uses his “brain” to devise a plan for crossing. He asks the Tin Woodman to chop down a tree forming a bridge over the gap. As they began to cross, two Kalidahs, frightening beasts with the heads of tigers and bodies of bears, start to chase the group. The Tin Woodman, following the Scarecrow’s orders, chops the tree bridge down before the Kalidahs could reach them sending the Kalidahs tumbling into the ditch.

Finally the travelers come to a river. Tin Woodman starts to build a raft, so the group can cross. This is a big job, so the Tin Woodman must work through the night while the others rest.

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Teaching Materials for Chapter 7 ~ The Journey to the Great Oz


oblige [verb] ~ to make (someone) feel bound to do something or to act in a certain way

They were obliged to camp out that night under a large tree in the forest, for there were no houses near.

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industrious [adjective] ~ working hard; producing in an active way; busy, energetic, productive

But it takes time to make a raft, even when one is as industrious and untiring as the Tin Woodman, and when night came the work was not done.

Comprehension Questions

  1. Which of the following events happened first
      1. The group came to a river.
      2.   The tree fell into the deep ditch.
      3.   The Kalidahs chased the group.
      4.   Dorothy rode on Lion’s back across the wide ditch.


    1. List one thing that happened in Chapter 7 that shows the Lion is brave?


    1. The effect of Toto hiding under the bed was ______.


    1. Each obstacle _____.
    1.   became easier
    2.   was overcome by Lion’s strength
    3.   became more challenging than the last
    4.   was overcome by Dorothy’s ideas
  1. What did Dorothy find to eat once the bread and nuts were gone?/span>
    1.   fruit
    2.   deer
    3.   cabbage
    4.   dandelions
  1. Draw a Kalidah using descriptions from Chapter 7. Why do you feel these creatures were left out of the movie?


    • Constructed Response ~ Summarizing
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2
    • Language Arts Skill ~ Correcting Vague Pronouns
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1.A

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    • Angel on September 7, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    I love this unit! I’m not sure why, but when I click the chapter seven download nothing shows up! Help!

    1. The link is working at my end: Here it is:

        • Angel on September 8, 2016 at 10:20 am

        Thanks for your quick reply, I’m not sure what happened but its working again!

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