This complete Because of Winn Dixie novel study unit is perfect for a whole class read aloud, novel study or small book clubs. It's filled with reading responses, discussion group questions, vocabulary, writing activities, an end of the book assessment and MORE!
Students will have a lot to discuss while reading about these wonderful characters and their heartwarming story. A strong theme lends itself to rich discussions and thoughtful reading responses.
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•Reading Response Cover page- to create student booklets
•Character Analysis - 4 (Opal, Gloria, Winn-Dixie, & the preacher)
•Character's Point of View
•Compare/Contrast Characters - (Opal/Winn-Dixie and Opal/Student)
•Cause and Effect
•Cause and Effect- a chain reaction of events
Reader's Response Rubric and Self Assessment
Vocabulary Word Wall
•Word Wall Header
•60 word wall cards- vocabulary words by chapter with page numbers
•Journal writing- a great way for students to show what they are
thinking while they're reading
•Now That's a Great Story!
•Create a Candy that Evokes an Emotion
•10 Things About me
•The Next Chapter- students write Chapter 27
•Design a Book Jacket for Because of Winn-Dixie
-Discussion Group Questions: 60 chapter by chapter, mostly open ended questions
-Cast of Characters - character's names and who they are
-Reading Comprehension Assessment- end of the book assessment
-Extension Activities: Cause and Effect, ABC Order, Parts of Speech
-Answer Keys to the following: Reading Comprehension Assessment and Extension Activities
Because of Winn-Dixie is always a student favorite. Everything you’ll need to teach this touching novel is all right here, and then some!
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