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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Chapter 22 Reading Tips

Chapter 22 Reading Tips

Dorothy and her friends face one more unexpected challenge on their way to Glinda!

Welcome back to Story Time with Port Discovery! We’re nearing the end of our reading of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and our friends are facing one more unexpected danger after the Lion was declared the King of the Beasts!

Tip #1 - for Grown Ups!

In this chapter, Dorothy and her friends attempt to get over a hill, but it is guarded by creatures called the Hammer-Heads. They tell the Scarecrow, “It’s not as easy as you think!”

This week, talk to your child about underestimating people. Has there ever been a time when you felt like someone underestimated you? Maybe they thought you wouldn’t be able to make a basket in a basketball game, or swim all the way across the pool; or, maybe someone thought you wouldn't draw as well as they did. Has there been a time when they underestimated someone else, too? How does it make us feel?

Here’s the vocab for the week!

  • Withstand

To not be damaged by, or to resist

  • Boldly

In a confident and courageous way

  • Boisterous

Noisy, energetic, rowdy

Tip #2 - for Kids!

Welcome back, friends! We’re getting close to the end of our story! In this chapter, Dorothy and her friends face the Hammer-Heads, and it’s more difficult than they think. They have to call in the Winged Monkeys for the last time!

For this chapter’s activity, ask for a grown-up’s help and design an obstacle course! Popular things to do are to use furniture to sit down and get up from again, or move around tables. Get creative, though! Maybe you grab some blocks and build a special addition to your course, or set up a stuffed animal tea party you have to join before moving on. What will yours include?

Tip #3 - for Everyone!

After you’ve had your obstacle course fun, talk with your child about how they hoped they would do versus how they actually did. Are there times when we underestimate ourselves? It’s common, but not very fair to us! What are ways we can keep our confidence and set good goals for ourselves, ones that we will be able to achieve and help us grow further?

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