Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie
Because of Winn-Dixie
Because of Winn-Dixie
Because of Winn-Dixie
Because of Winn-Dixie
Because of Winn-Dixie
Because of Winn-Dixie
Because of Winn-Dixie
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Because of Winn Dixie, Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo

This Because of Winn-Dixie Literature Guide has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the NCTE/IRA English Language Arts Standards, and the Texas TEKS for grades 3 and 4. Recommended for whole class novel study, but can also be used for small groups, book clubs, literature groups, etc. 133 pages

This Because of Winn-Dixie Literature Guide has the rigor you are looking for, while helping your students enjoy the story itself. Your students will walk away with a love, enjoyment and understanding of the literature and a grasp of the skills required for state and national testing.

Includes:
•List of Pre-Reading Ideas and Activities

•Reading: Informational Focus article and corresponding CCSS-aligned Comprehension Check questions on Grief and Loss

•Pre-Reading Activity on Visual Discovery, using Google Art Project and culminating in a writing activity and discussion about the symbiotic relationship between humans and dogs (covers numerous and varied CCSS standards)

•Reading: Informational Focus Biography on author Kate DiCamillo, followed by corresponding CCSS-aligned Comprehension Check questions

•Vocabulary Lists: one with, and one without definitions

•Comprehensive defined list of Allusions, Unique Terminology, Sayings, and Slang from the story

•Active Reading Double Entry Log for active reading note-taking, including summarizing the plot, asking questions, and making connections to the students' own lives

•Chapter Questions located throughout, focusing on numerous and varied Reading: Literature CCSS

Chapter-by-Chapter CCSS Reading: Literature Focus activities and lessons, including
•Point of View (RL.3.6; RL.4.6)
•Character Analysis (RL.3.3; RL.4.3)
•Setting (RL.4.3)
•Supporting Characters (RL.3.3; RL.4.3)
•Theme (RL.3.2; RL.4.2)
•Compare & Contrast with Gus Bowles (RL.3.5, RL.3.6; RL.4.6, RL.4.9)
•Inference and Character Changes (RL.3.1, RL.3.3; RL.4.1, RL.4.3)
•Inference and Conflict (RL.3.1, RL.3.3; RL.4.1, RL.4.3)
•Elements of Plot (RL.3.5; RL.4.5)

Chapter-by-Chapter CCSS Writing Focus activities and lessons, including
•Concrete Words and Sensory Details (W.4.3.D)
•Research Project (helping dogs through thunderstorms) (W.3.6; W.3.7, W.3.8; W.4.6, W.4.7, W.4.8)
•Writing Compare and Contrast (RI.3.1, RI.3.3, RI.3.6, W.3.6; RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.4.6, W.4.9)
•Writing Narratives (W.3.3; W.4.3)
•Theme (RL.3.2, W.3.2; RL.4.2, W.4.9)

Chapter-by-Chapter CCSS Language Focus activities and lessons, including
•Quotations (L.3.2.C)
•Capitalization (L.3.2.A; L.4.2.A)
•Homophones (L.3.2.F)
•Run-Ons and Fragments (L.3.1.H; L.4.1.F)

•Reading Quizzes
•Vocabulary Quizzes
•Two Final Test options for differentiation
•Final Test #1: 25 questions at mid- and high-level questioning, mid- and high-level rigor
•Final Test #2: 25 questions, completely Multiple Choice at low-level of questioning and low-level rigor
•Post-Reading and Extension Ideas
•Essay and Writing Prompts
•Teacher Agenda, including notes about this Guide
•Summary of the Book
•Rubric for assessing Narrative Writing
•General Writing Rubric
•Complete Answer Key
•Common Core Alignment Documentation for this Literature Guide to Grades 3 and 4 CCSS

ISBN: 978-1-938913-52-5
Item No. LG13525

Not ready to commit to the entire Guide? Be sure to check out individual sections of this Guide, sold separately:

Because of Winn-Dixie Pre-Reading and Chapters 1-3 Activities and Materials
Because of Winn-Dixie Chapters 4-12
Because of Winn-Dixie Chapters 13-21
Because of Winn-Dixie Chapters 22-End and Post-Reading/Assessment Unit

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