Get your year off to a terrific start with the wonderful book, Because of Winn Dixie.
The twelve activities in this packet will help you establish class expectations or rules and get to know the students in your class.
P. 3-16 Life Lessons from Winn Dixie
Guided questions and 13 life lessons to discuss with students. (honesty, curiosity, compassion, responsibility, courage, teamwork, respect, loyalty, generosity, friendly, self-discipline, perseverance, joyfulness)
13 discussion cards (one for every 2 chapters) and display signs are included.
P. 17-20 Our Tree of Goals
Students set one or two goals for themselves to hang on a class tree display. The goals are a starting point toward setting class rules.
Bottle template and display sign are included.
P. 21-34 Names, Names, Names!
Three activities to learn about names.
Name interview- take home interview sheet
Name Bingo- 5 bingo cards included
Name art activity- letters to trace are included
P. 35-36 New and Renew Friendships
Learn about classmates with the Circle of Friends activity.
Hand outline is included
P. 37-38 Ten Things About Me Flip Book
Students write ten things about themselves in a flip book.
P. 39-46 All About Us Glyph and Graphs
Students complete a dog glyph with information about themselves, then use the data to draw bar graphs.
Student questions, glyph direction, blank dog graphic and blank graph page are included.
P. 47-55 Because of Winn Dixie We Love to Read
Three activities to use when you finish reading the book that emphasize these story elements; characters, setting and plot. Character Tent, Around Town and Plot Puzzle
Ten pages of teacher information/directions are also included.
Copyright © 2013 Debbie Crockett
All rights reserved by author.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
graphics from scrappindoodles.com ,mycutegraphics.com
and Krista Wallden, T(PT seller) and Charlotte's Clips (TPT seller)