The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Chapter 23

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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 23 ~ Glinda the Good Witch Grants Dorothy’s Wish.

Summary of Chapter 23 ~ Glinda the Good Witch Grants Dorothy’s Wish

Dorothy and her comrades tidy up then head off to see Glinda. She tells Dorothy she will instruct her on how to return to Kansas if she will give her the Golden Cap. Dorothy complies. Glinda then explains that she will use the three wishes of the Golden Cap to summon the Winged Monkeys to return the Scarecrow to the Emerald City, the Tin Woodman to the Land of the Winkies, and the Lion to the forest. She then plans to return the Golden Cap to the Winged Monkeys. Dorothy tells the others goodbye. Finally, she uses the magic of the silver slippers as Glinda has instructed to go home.


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Teaching Materials for Chapter 23 ~ Glinda the Good Witch Grants Dorothy’s Wish


deprive [verb] ~ to take away from; not allow to have

“By means of the Golden Cap I shall command the Winged Monkeys to carry you to the gates of the Emerald City,” said Glinda, “for it would be a shame to deprive the people of so wonderful a ruler.”

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solemn [adjective] ~ serious in appearance, sound, or mood

solemnly [adverb] ~ turns solemn into an adverb

Dorothy now took Toto up solemnly in her arms and having said one last good-bye she clapped the heels of her shoes together three times, saying:

“Take me home to Aunt Em!”

Comprehension Questions

  1. Which of the following questions can the reader NOT answer after reading Chapter 23?
    1.  What does Glinda look like?
    2. What would become of the Golden Cap?
    3.  How would the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Lion get to their new homes?
    4.  How long was Dorothy gone from Kansas?
  1. Which of the following events took place last?
    1.  Glinda kissed Dorothy.
    2. Glinda told Dorothy how to get to Kansas.
    3.  The travelers made themselves presentable.
    4.  Dorothy lost the silver shoes.
  1. Which was not an effect of Dorothy returning to Kansas?
    1.  Dorothy’s comrades could go home.
    2. The silver shoes were lost.
    3.  Dorothy received many kisses.
    4.  The cabbages were watered.
  1. Name some items in the novel that illustrate that this book was written by an American author.
  2. Why do you think the movie used the line from Chapter 4 “There is no place like home.” instead of the line from Chapter 23 “Take me home to Aunt Em!” in Dorothy’s departure scene of the movie?
  3. What is the most likely reason the author used this type of figurative language in this passage?
  4. Read this passage from Chapter 23.

Your brain may not be so large to look at as those of the Scarecrow, but you are really brighter than he is–when you are well polished– and I am sure you will rule the Winkies wisely and well.”

Name the type of figurative language that is used.


  • Constructed Response ~ Plot Development
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2
  • Language Arts Skill ~ Connotation and Denotation
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5.c
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5.c

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