The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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Take a journey over the rainbow with a 24-chapter audiobook featuring the classic tale The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. After a tornado passes through her farm, a young girl named Dorothy finds herself in a colorful world filled with munchkins, witches, a talking scarecrow, a lion, and a tin-man. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the book in its entirety to reinforce knowledge of story elements, including characters, setting, plot, conflict, and resolution
  • Follow each chapter with a set of discussion questions
  • After listening to the full story, watch the movie and complete a compare and contrast activity 
Classroom Considerations

  • The duration reflects an estimated completion of the entire book; however, each chapter varies in length (about 15 minutes)
Pros

  • Each chapter gives the option to download the audio file 
  • Transcripts support those in need of written words for better focus
  • The narrator is engaging and speaks clearly 
Cons

  • Individual chapter webpages display ads and listeners' comments