The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Chapter 19

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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 19 ~ Attacked by the Fighting Trees.

Summary of Chapter 19 ~ Attacked by the Fighting Trees

Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Lion head out on a journey to the Land of the South. They want to ask Glinda the Good Witch for help in getting Dorothy back to Kansas. The travelers are in good spirits as they walk through meadows of flowers during the first day of their trip. They discuss Oz and decide he is really a good man.

On the second day of the trip, the group comes to a forest. As the Scarecrow tries to enter, a large tree grabs him and throws him back. The Tin Woodman decides to chop off the branch, so they can pass. This works until Toto begins to walk by the tree. The tree grabs him up making the dog howl. The Tin Woodman chops off another limb, and Toto is freed.

The group walks into the forest finding a large white porcelain wall.

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Teaching Materials for Chapter 19 ~ Attacked by the Fighting Trees


dose [noun] ~ an amount of medicine to be taken at one time or at certain times

“If Oz had taken a dose of the same courage he gave me,” added the Lion, “he would have been a brave man.”

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twine [verb] ~ to twist, coil, or wrap around

So he walked forward to the tree, but just as he came under the first branches they bent down and twined around him, and the next minute he was raised from the ground and flung headlong among his fellow travelers.

Comprehension Questions

  1. As the group was heading out on their journey, they decided that Oz ____. Check all that apply.

_____ might return for Dorothy
_____was not such a bad wizard
_____needed a dose of courage
_____ would be in the Land of the South
_____had done his best to keep his promises
_____was a good man

  1. The results of Toto’s curiosity were . . . Check all that apply.

_____ Dorothy called the Wizard “The Great and Terrible Humbug.”
_____ The Tin Woodman received his heart.
_____ The Scarecrow met the Great Oz face to face.
_____ The Wizard’s disguise was revealed.
_____ The citizens of the Emerald City learned the Great Oz is a fraud.

  1. The Wizard came to Oz ___.
    1.  The tree was following Glinda’s orders.
    2. The tree was afraid of dogs.
    3.  The Scarecrow picked one of its apples.
    4.  The tree was trying to keep the travelers out of the forest.
  1. List an example of personification from Chapter 19.
  1. Draw a picture of one of the main events that took place in Chapter 5, and then write a summary telling what happened in the portion of the story you illustrated.


  • Constructed Response ~ Cause and Effect
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.5
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.5
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
  • Language Arts Skill ~ Analogies with Cause/Effect, Tool/User, & Item/Purpose
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5.c
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5.b
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5.b


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