Because of Winn-Dixie: Graphic organizer activities to supplement the 4th grade Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys story "Because of Winn-Dixie" Unit 1, Lesson 1. This product contains 2 activity pages that supplement the story. Answer keys are included.
Story Map- students will practice identifying and explaining story elements/narrative elements. Story map includes title, author, main characters, setting, and plot (beginning, middle, and end).
Get to Know the Main Character- students will use the introduction and story text to identify characteristics and events related to the main character, Opal.
I use the character activity during the first reading to help the students gain a general understanding of the story. Then, I use the story map activity after we read the story at least once. Using these activities helps to break it down and helps my students understand what is happening in the story as we read. These activities can be used as a whole group activity, independent assignment, partner activity, homework, or assessment.