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BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE by Kate DiCamillo
How can a dog change people’s lives? Adopted as a stray by ten-year-old Opal, Winn-Dixie digs deep through the loneliness and sorrows of humans around him to uncover and connect their interesting roots. Then, together, they discover the wings of friendship.
Because of Winn-Dixie may change YOUR life, too! You will love the book and the Kids Wings unit! Included in the unit is activities for Jean Craighead George's book How to Talk to Your Dog.
Kids Wings Activities for Because of Winn-Dixie were created by master teacher Suzy Red and come to you in both PowerPoint and PDF format for ease in projection and printing. The Activities include:
The Activity Guide/Lesson Plans contain some great activities like:
Pre-reading Discussion Cards
2 Readers Theater Scripts
An Illustrated Dialectical Journal
Chapter Questions for Predict-Read-Confirm
Map of Naomi, Florida
Logic Puzzle: Instructions for Adding Locations to the Map of Naomi, Florida
People and Places (map activities)
Gertrude's Pet Shop Logic Puzzle (math)
Pet Store Math
Cause and Effect: The Path of Winn Dixie
See What I Done (English Dialect to Standard English)
Crossword Puzzle: Puzzling Characters
Ten Things About Mama
Reaching Out Through Research
Visualizing Chapters 12-15
Visualizing Chapters 24-26
Awesome Letter Writing Jigsaw Activity
PLUS a 5-page activity guide for How to Talk to Your Dog in PowerPoint format.
HOW TO TALK TO YOUR DOG by Jean Craighead George--Nonfiction
Newbery-award winning author Jean Craighead George walks through this picture book herself, illustrating the points she want readers to learn. She first wants owners to find out what their dog is really saying so they will know how to talk back!
Using the correct words and expression to talk to your do will help him understand that you are boss and learn to adore you at the same time. By knowing what different tail positions and facial expressions mean, will help you be able to talk to your dog.
Jean Craighead George, award-winning author of over 80 books about nature and animals, demonstrates in words and photos how to communicate with your best friend.
Activities by Suzy Red include:
You: Your Dog's Best Friend Crossword Puzzle
Research and Write about a Dog Breed
Pictures in Print--What You've Learned
Connect Famous Dogs's Advice with the Right Dog House
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