L. Frank Baum“There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home,” says Dorothy Gale in the movie The Wizard of Oz.

L. Frank Baum, the author of the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the other Oz books, was born in May in 1856. That’s more than 150 years ago, but his statement is still true. There’s no place like home, and there’s no place like your home.

Now it’s your turn: After Dorothy tried to run away from home and then got sucked up into Oz through a tornado, she learned that there’s no place like home. Choose from these two writing options:

1. Write your own list of three reasons why there’s no place like YOUR home. Try to be specific.

2. You may be going to camp this summer or leaving for college or the armed services. Try to project yourself to that future date and then write your list from that perspective.

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