Book Report Snake!

Due to time constraints around testing, the book report has been indefinitely postponed.

  •  Book Report



    Due to time constraints around testing, the book report has been indefinitely postponed.

    Please review Journal Entry #3 regarding plagiarism before turning in your book report.

    • Please finish reading your book report book by Friday,02/15/18

    • We will be working on the book report itself in class.



    Book Report Outline – Your book report is Due no later than  Wednesday, February 28, 2018


    P.1 : Include the following in paragraph one. DO NOT MAKE A LIST. This should be a well written, sensible paragraph.

    • Title
    • Author
    • Genre
    • Main Characters
    • Main Settings (time and place)
    • Main problem (conflict)


    The Wizard of Oz is an amusing fantasy by L. Frank Baum. It is the story of Dorothy, a Kansas farm girl, who is whisked away to the magical Land of Oz by a tornado. In her quest to get back to Kansas she is aided by several new friends and a wizard, and has to defeat a wicked witch.

    P.2 : Paragraph two should include the beginning of the story and problem.

    • How did your character(s) get into this situation?


                   After an encounter with the meanest woman around, Miss Gulch, Dorothy and her little dog, Toto, are picked up by a tornado. Dorothy is whacked in the head and wakes up in the magical Land of Oz, surrounded by tiny folk called “Munchkins”. Her house has landed on, and killed, The Wicked Witch of the East. The Munchkins call her a hero and tell her to take the witch’s ruby slippers. They and Glenda the Good Witch then send her to the Emerald City to see the Wizard of Oz, in hopes that he can get her home to Kansas.

    P.3 : Paragraph three should include the rising action.

    • How did the story get more interesting / exciting?


                   On her way to the Emerald City, Dorothy meets a cowardly lion looking for courage, a tin woodman looking for a heart, and a scarecrow looking for a brain.  She also runs into the Wicked Witch of the West, who looks just like Miss Gulch and wants her sister’s ruby slippers. The witch, with the help of her winged monkeys, captures Dorothy.

    P.4 : Paragraph four should include the climax of the story.

    • How was the main problem or conflict resolved?

    It should also include the falling action / denouement.                                                                     

    • How did the story end?


    Dorothy manages to kill the witch and escape. She and her friends make it to the Emerald City, but the wizard turns out to be a fraud. He give Dorothy’s friends fake cures, which end up helping because all that they really needed was to believe in themselves. Dorothy finds out that the ruby slippers will take her home. She clicks her heels together three times, saying “There’s no place like home”…and awakens in her own bed in Kansas. Her relatives and friends look like her friends from Oz and she’s never quite sure whether it was all a dream, brought on by her knock to the head.


                   In paragraph five, you should tell me whether or not you enjoyed this book.

    • Why or why not? ... Be specific.

    You should also tell me whether you would recommend it to a friend and why.


                   I really enjoyed The Wizard of Oz; fantasy is my favorite genre of literature. For me, the best part of the book was that the lion, scarecrow, and woodman had the cure to their problems within them all of the time. I think that we could all learn a thing or two from them. I would recommend this book to friends who like fantasies because it is an uplifting “feel good” type of story.