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Because of Winn-Dixie Novel Study

Holly Rachel
Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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100+ pages
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This fun Because of Winn-Dixie Novel Study includes no-prep vocabulary activities, character worksheets and comprehension chapter questions for easy assessment with answer key included. This 100+ page novel study unit is the perfect accompaniment to the book 'Because of Winn-Dixie' by Kate DiCamillo.

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What's included:

★ Full teacher instructions and ideas for use

★ Student "Because of Winn-Dixie' project cover page

Character Studies

★ Opal

★ Winn-Dixie

★ The Preacher

★ Gloria Dump

★ Miss Franny Block

★ Otis

★ Character comparison - Opal and Winn-Dixie

★ Character comparison - Student Choice

★ Opal character changes

Setting Descriptions

★ The Grocery Store setting description plan and writing activity

★ Gertrude's Pets setting description plan and writing activity

Reading Activities

★ All about Kate DiCamillo

★ Text to self connections

★ Text to text connections

★ Text to world connections

★ Cause and effect

★ Problem and Solution

★ Because of Winn-Dixie book review

Writing Activities

★ Newspaper report article about the stray dog in the grocery store

★ Should Opal take Winn-Dixie home? (dilemma exploration)

★ Letter to Opal's father to persuade him to keep the dog

★ 10 things about me

★ Job advert for help at Gertrude's Pets

★ My Dream Pet activity

★ Mistakes exploration

★ Littmus Lozenge persuasive poster advert

★ Party invitation

★ Lost dog poster

★ Opal's Diary

★ Exploration of themes in the novel

Vocabulary Activities

★ Explore the words written in Because of Winn-Dixie (definitions)

★ Possessive Nouns

★ Irregular Plural Nouns

Cross Curricular Activities

★ Florida fact-file

★ Name the constellations

★ Create a map of the town of Naomi

★ Guide to looking after a pet

★ Chapter summary activities

★ Chapter comprehension quizzes (answers included)

Both US and UK spelling options included.


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Total Pages
100+ pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.


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