Who Stole the Wizard of Oz by
Avi Lv P (Fountas & Pinnell)
Book connections: : Winnie the
Pooh, The Wizard of Oz, Through the Looking Glass,
Island, Wind in the Willows
Concepts that may need to be
pre-taught: will; used book sales, valuable/collector books
clues within text **
Vocabulary and or possible difficult
words to decode:
names: Toby, Chesterton,
McPhearson, Gertrude Tobias,
goatee p.31- converted (into apartment)
tournament p.90- Badger
enthusiastic, reluctantly p.
Chapter 1: first 3 pages
problem, setting and characters
; rest of chapter –explores why she
is a suspect
Chapter 2—Becky goes to
p.11-12—visualization of library.
–Important for later chapter
??Why is Miss Brattle so upset?
Chapter 3- Read to find details
could become important later
- Focus on book about interesting
facts about Ohio. Why would author include this?
- Learn about Gertrude Tobias from
Grandpa (note: Some may not know what a plumber is)
Chapter 4- What is special
-discuss meaning of “muck’s fine”
-New clues—Tobias had died
-p.28- Why does Toby suggest doing
Chapter 5- Becky and Toby visit
-p.31—Why would Becky back not
-discuss “something strange is
on. “ Why does Becky say this?
Chapter 6- discuss meaning of a
“companion” and “tournament”
Kids go visit Mrs. Chesterton.
-remind studentsto connect clues
chapter 4, p. 29.
Chapter 7- Mrs. Chesterton
discuss—“Children like me smart. Grown-ups like me stupid.”
-p.46- discuss: “a
good children’s book is a book of promises.”
-p.48- “left Miss
McPhearson all her treasure” What is strange about that statement?
-p.49- letter from
Aunt to Miss McPhearson leaving her children’s books./
Chapter 8—May want to read
together. Many clues and connections.
-p. 53- discuss
plaque- “A reader is not one who can read, but rather one who does
Books stolen: Winnie
the Pooh, The Wizard of Oz, Through the Looking glass,
Treasure Island, Wind in the Willows
have students make a list of important facts they know.
-Discuss meaning of
-“air as thick as chocolate pudding”
-note use of
-p.67- discuss Red/
White queen in Alice in the Looking Glass
10- Ben’s Gunn’s Cave and
Robebery in Gun store
-p.72-73—new clues **
??Do you agree the maps are clues?
12—Try to solve clues and
guess where it is.