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The Wizard of Oz Discussion Questions

Instructor: Maria Airth

Maria has a Doctorate of Education and over 20 years of experience teaching psychology and math related courses at the university level.

''The Wizard of Oz'' is full of interesting information, use of literary devices and character metaphor. This asset offers multiple discussion questions to guide your students in meaningful discussions after reading this classic novel.

The Wizard of Oz Discussion Questions

The Wizard of Oz is such a classic movie, sometimes people forget that it started as an iconic piece of literature. Your students may feel they know everything about this novel before you even begin due to their repeated exposure to the seasonally-played movie. They will be in for a surprise when they realize just how much more the story comes alive when enjoyed through literature and the power of personal imagination!

This set of discussions is geared toward high school students who have read the novel. However, there is a brief section included that offers questions that compare and contrast the movie with the book if this is a desired aspect of your unit on The Wizard of Oz.

The Characters

What wonderful characters there are in this story. Encourage your students to delve deeply into their investigation of each character by asking themselves and each other pointed questions about each.

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