by L. Frank Baum
We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
The Three Little Pigs
- Joseph Jacobs
In this classic fable, three pigs each attempt to build houses that will protect them from the wicked schemes of a hungry wolf.Pair “The Three Little Pigs” with “Arriving at Emerald City” and ask students to discuss how fear motivates the characters’ actions. Why does the pig avoid leaving his house with the wolf? How does this compare to why Dorothy agrees to put on the glasses? Have you ever let fear control your actions?
The Rescue of the Tin Woodman
- L. Frank Baum
In L. Frank Baum’s “The Rescue of the Tin Woodman,” Dorothy and the Scarecrow help the Tin Woodman.Pair “Arriving at the Emerald City from the Wonderful World of Oz” with “The Rescue of the Tin Woodman” and ask students how the characters develop from when they first meet in the “rescue” to when they arrive in the Emerald City. Compare how the characters act in each section of the same book.