How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrow
by L. Frank Baum from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Chapter 3 Passage: J. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" tells the story of a young Kansas girl Dorothy. A cyclone picked up the house she was living in and lifted it to the magical world of Oz. The house landed on the Wicked Witch of the East and killed the witch. Dorothy was given the witch's powerful silver shoes by the Good Witch of the North. She told Dorothy to travel to the Emerald City to speak to the great Wizard in order to return home to Kansas. In this passage, Dorothy is traveling through the land of the Munchkins on her way to see the Wizard. Students will read the passage and answer questions on the color symbols and compare attitudes toward Dorothy.