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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum - Story Time! 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - At Home Story Time & Reading Tips 

Nervous about starting to read chapter books with your kiddo? Start off with Port Discovery Children's Museum's virtual story times of the classic book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum!

Parents, you can also take advantage of our free reading tips for each chapter that include vocabulary to talk about with your kiddo, activitiy ideas and so much more! 

Chapter Readings & Activities

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Storytimes - YouTube Playlist 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz At-Home Storytime

Join Ms. Cailin and follow along as Port Discovery Children's Museum reads L. Frank Baum's classic story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and enjoy helpful reading tips for parents! This YouTube Playlist has all of the chapter readings you'll need to follow along! 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Chapter Readings

Chapter 2 Reading Tips

Chapter 2 Reading Tips

 Last time, we met Dorothy, Uncle Henry, Aunt Em, and Toto, and the chapter ended with Dorothy and Toto being carried away to a new land and adventure…and we are diving into the more imaginative side of the story!

Chapter 2 Reading Tips

Chapter 3 Reading Tips

Chapter 3 Reading Tips

This chapter, Dorothy puts on the silver shoes of the Wicked Witch of the East and sets off down the Yellow Brick Road. She meets Boq, another Munchkin, who lets her eat and spend the night; and, she meets the Scarecrow, one of her famous companions. We learn that Dorothy is curious and always willing to help those who ask for it! 

Chapter 3 Reading Tips

Chapter 4 Reading Tips

Chapter 4 Reading Tips

In this chapter, we’re going to learn that the Scarecrow was made the day before Dorothy met him, but is feeling very sad about the farmer who made him leaving him alone.

Chapter 4 Reading Tips

Chapter 5 Reading Tips

Chapter 5 Reading Tips

In this chapter, we will meet the Tin Woodman, and he will become another one of Dorothy’s companions. After Dorothy and the Scarecrow help him out of his rusty predicament, he joins them on their journey, stating that he will ask Oz to give him a heart. His backstory is lengthier than the Scarecrow’s, and one with a great deal of tragedy. However, we have to employ suspension of disbelief to enjoy the Tin Woodman’s story.

Chapter 5 Reading Tips

Chapter 6 Reading Tips

Chapter 6 Reading Tips

Dorothy meets the Cowardly Lion, and completes her group of traveling friends! 

Chapter 6 Reading Tips

Chapter 7 Reading Tips

Chapter 7 Reading Tips

Now that Dorothy has all of her friends with her, they are feeling more confident that they can reach the Emerald City - but they know they have some more challenges to face!

Chapter 7 Reading Tips

Chapter 8 Reading Tips

Chapter 8 Reading Tips

A friendly bird comes to save the day! But, another danger leaves us on a cliffhanger…!

Chapter 8 Reading Tips

 

Chapter 9 Reading Tips

Chapter 9 Reading Tips
The Tin Woodman makes friends with the Queen of the Field Mice, who helps the group of travelers!

Chapter 9 Reading Tips

Chapter 10 Reading Tips

Chapter 10 Reading Tips

Dorothy and her friends FINALLY reach the Emerald City!

Chapter 10 Reading Tips

Chapter 11 Reading Tips

Chapter 11 Reading Tips

In this chapter, Dorothy and her friends meet the Wizard of Oz, and he asks each of them for a very difficult task in order to receive their desire in return.

Chapter 11 Reading Tips

Chapter 12 Reading Tips

Chapter 12 Reading Tips

In this chapter, we’re going to find out what happens when Dorothy and her friends finally do meet the witch!

Chapter 12 Reading Tips

Chapter 13 Reading Tips

Chapter 13 Reading Tips

We last left Dorothy after she defeated the Wicked Witch of the West, by accident, with water! In this chapter, she and the Lion will figure out how to help the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow!

Chapter 13 Reading Tips

Chapter 14 Reading Tips

Chapter 14 Reading Tips

In this chapter, we discover that Dorothy and her friends are having a difficult time finding find their way back, but they have made plenty of friends along the way to help them out!

Chapter 14 Reading Tips

 

Chapter 15 Reading Tips

Chapter 15 Reading Tips

Dorothy and her friends make it back to the Emerald City and are reunited with the Wizard of Oz, but they learn a big secret!

Chapter 15 Reading Tips

Chapter 16 Reading Tips

Chapter 16 Reading Tips

The Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion finally get what they desire!

Chapter 16 Reading Tips

Chapter 17 Reading Tips

Chapter 17 Reading Tips

Dorothy finally meets up with the Wizard, and he has an idea on how to leave Oz!

Chapter 17 Reading Tips

Chapter 18 Reading Tips

Chapter 18 Reading Tips

Dorothy still wants to get back to Kansas, and decides to go visit Glinda!

Chapter 18 Reading Tips

Chapter 19 Reading Tips

Chapter 19 Reading Tips

Dorothy and her friends leave the Emerald City again, and meet some trees that are REALLY alive!

Chapter 19 Reading Tips

Chapter 20 Reading Tips

Chapter 20 Reading Tips

Dorothy and her friends travel through a country made of china!

Chapter 20 Reading Tips

Chapter 21 Reading Tips

Chapter 21 Reading Tips

The Cowardly Lion truly becomes the King of the Beasts!

Chapter 21 Reading Tips

Chapter 22 Reading Tips

Chapter 22 Reading Tips

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

Chapter 22 Reading Tips

Chapter 23 & 24 Reading Tips - The End!

Chapter 23 & 24 Reading Tips

Dorothy comes to the end of her story!

Chapters 23 & 24 Reading Tips

Port Discovery's At Home Play Tips & Resources is generously sponsored by M&T Bank

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