The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 8 “The Deadly Poppy Field”


Chapter 8 ~ The Deadly Poppy FieldDownload The Wizard of Oz Free Book Units ~ Chapter 8.

As the travelers crossed the river on the raft, the current was strong causing the raft to float downstream. The water became deep and their poles could not reach the bottom. Suddenly the Scarecrow gave a mighty push with his pole, and it stuck to the river bottom. Scarecrow was left dangling from the pole in the middle of the river as the raft continued to rush downstream. The Lion decided he must jump off the raft and pull it to shore. The group got off the raft and headed back upstream toward the Scarecrow. Stork came along and volunteered to carry the Scarecrow. Stork left the Scarecrow on the bank of the river. As the group continued back upstream looking for the yellow brick road, they came upon a field of poppies. The poisonous odor of the poppies caused Dorothy, Toto, and the Lion to fall asleep. The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman carried Dorothy and Toto out of the field to fresh air, but the Lion was too heavy to carry and had to be left behind.


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Chapter 8



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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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