Literature unit for Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo. Daily responses include the comprehension strategies of prediction, characters' feelings, interaction among characters, how characters change, inference, summary, symbolism and visualization. Skills such as figurative language, point of view, theme and plot are included as well as vocabulary. A great extension activity is to watch the video and discuss the differences between the two. As always, the book is better and the students usually make that comment. This is one of the best books I’ve used for digging deeply into the characters and for teaching figurative language.