This product is a digital novel study for the book Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. It contains 140 bright and eye-catching slides for your students to complete as they read the book. It is an in-depth study of the novel that is completed online. The main goal of the novel study is to get your students to think deeply about the text.
The novel study does not include questions that require easy “right there” answers. Students are asked open-ended questions that require them to provide text evidence.
In addition to open-ended questions, the novel study reviews and teaches other language skills and strategies.
The skills covered are:
*Vocabulary strategies and skills
*Compare and contrast
*Cause and Effect
*Problem and Solution
*Greek and Latin Roots
*Internal and External Conflict
*Multiple meaning words
The novel studies can be completed independently, or if you are using the book as a read aloud, the novel study is something you can display on your Smartboard and work through together as a class.
Students will interact with the slides as they manipulate the movable pieces and type responses. Also, many of the slides are linked to videos explaining the concepts.
If you or your students are not familiar with using Google Drive, I have included digital tutorials that will walk you and your students through how to navigate and use Google Slides.
Also included with this product are 7 chapter quizzes that go along with the reading. The quizzes were created using Google Forms so all you need to do is share the form with your students. They will answer the questions, and Google will do the grading for you. The quizzes test the students on literal comprehension questions and will allow you to make sure your students are being careful readers as they work through the novel.