The Winged Monkeys
by L. Frank Baum from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Chapter 14 Passage: L. Frank Baum wrote "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" in 1900. It tells of the adventures of Dorothy, a Kansas farm girl. She is swept up by a cyclone to the magical land of Oz. In order to go home, the Wizard of Oz has told her she must kill the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy instead is captured by the Wicked Witch, but she manages to kill her. In this passage, Dorothy has found the witch's Golden Cap. The cap allows her to commanded the Winged Monkeys to fly her and her friends back to the Wizard. Students will read the passage and answer questions on comprehension and word meaning.