Because of Winn Dixie Novel Unit for Grades 4-6 Common Core Aligned

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Because of Winn Dixie: Common Core Aligned, PRINT AND GO Novel Unit with ANSWER KEY!!

Utilize this unit with your middle grade readers to enhance comprehension.

Because of Winn Dixie Novel Unit includes:

• student pacing guide for planning purposes

• character analysis chart

• 5-pages of context clue word work

• pre-reading questions to engage students before reading

• 8-pages of reader response questions by chapter

• during reading connections focus

• story structure

• 2-journal prompts for post-reading reflection

• summary organizer

• end of novel project

• answer key

Have some reluctant readers that you are struggling with? Have students in your class that are having trouble making connections to the texts they are reading? Give your students the novel and get Because of Winn Dixie CCSS Novel Unit for the Middle Grades.

This comprehensive unit takes readers through the chapters of the novel answering short answer and extended response questions as well as performing pre-reading and post-reading tasks.

Because of Winn Dixie is a realistic fiction text about a girl named Opal. She moves to Naomi, Florida with her father and finds a fast friend in a dog she meets at and names Winn Dixie. It is a story about how she learns about her mother, who left her at the age of three, as well as how she learns to move on in her life despite facing challenges.

It is the perfect text to share with those not-so-motivated readers that have many things in common with the narrator.

Novel not included, but for your information:

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.1

Lexile Measure: 610L

Guided Reading Level: R

Age: Ages 8-12

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Subject: Single Parents, Friends and Friendship, Understanding Self and Others


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For End of Novel Projects...

-End of Novel Projects for ANY NOVEL


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Total Pages
33 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.


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