This is a 29 page novel study unit for Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. This print-and-go resource provides everything you need for a complete novel study unit in which students are reading the text closely, monitoring their understanding, diving into key vocabulary, and using graphic organizers along with text evidence to deepen comprehension.
Each chapter in the novel study unit contains the following:
2 comprehension questions and/or personal responses (some with graphic organizers, some without)
1 key vocabulary word (meaning/definition, examples, sentence)
This novel study unit also contains a sheet for tracking story elements, a final comprehension question requiring the reader to consider the novel as a whole, and a personal response sheet. In addition, I have included bookmarks to help students remember due dates for completing each chapter. (I print these on colorful cardstock.)
This is a no-frills, copy-and-go resource for guided reading groups or literature circles. It scaffolds student thinking while allowing for differing responses and spurring conversations.
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