Pair this novel study with the wonderful book, "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo. The novel study provides engaging and rigorous reading and writing activities that are Common Core aligned. The final pages of the packet include an extended-response question and room to map out thinking.
I have used this novel study with my 3rd graders, in a whole-class setting. They loved it! You can also use it in guided reading groups, small group work, or as an independent text assignment. It is appropriate for 3rd to 4th graders.
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