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Wizard of Oz Lesson Plan

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

This lesson plan is intended for students that have recently completed ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz''. Students will analyze the plot and themes of the book, and use this to re-write parts of it from the perspective of a character.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Summarize the plot of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • Discuss and analyze major themes and motifs of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • Apply an analysis of a classic work of literature to original fictional writing

Length

90-120 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.1

Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3.B

Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

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