"Because of Winn-Dixie" is a humorous and heart-warming coming-of-age story about a young girl named Opal and her sweet dog, Winn-Dixie. Throughout the book, Opal meets interesting characters and learns valuable life lessons about friendship, love, and sorrow.
This MEGA packet is the perfect supplement to a study of the book, whether you're doing it as a whole-class, a small group (i.e. reading groups or literature circles), or as an individual project. It includes activities for before, during, and after reading that can serve as comprehension assessment, writing prompts, and/or valuable practice determining different story elements.
65-page Packet Includes:
7 Interactive Notebook Foldables
Chapter Summary template
Comprehension Quizzes (chapters 1-7, 8-13, 14-20, 21-26) *Answer keys included
Vocabulary Word Wall Cards (10) *editable cards now included in download
Vocabulary Definitions Graphic Organizer
Vocabulary: alphabetizing practice (answer key included)
Character Study: Opal and the Preacher
Character Profile pages (9 pages)
Venn Diagram: Opal vs. The Preacher
Venn Diagram: Opal vs. You
Text Connections Graphic Organizer
Figurative Language Hunt
Cause & Effect Graphic Organizer (answer key included)
Problem and Solution Graphic Organizer
My Favorite Scene
Littmus Lozenges (answer key included)
Tracking the 10 Things
Telling 10 Things
Life According to Opal (2 prompts)
Share Your Thoughts Prompt
Making New Friends Prompt
***Note: With my activities, I seek to stimulate higher-level thinking through graphic organizers, open-ended charts and questions, and character study. Because of this, not all pages have scripted answer keys, because the answers will vary based on the student, the class, and the depth of discussion.
Resource created by: Jessica Lawler
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