Help students learn about "Shades of Meaning" using these excerpts from chapters 2 and 5 of Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.
Students read the excerpts and highlight the dialogue tags. Then students use deeper shades of meaning to replace the dialogue tags used by Kate DiCamillo.
Excerpt from chapter 2
Excerpt from chapter 5
Instead of Said Brainstorming Organizer
Shades of Meaning Organizer
Dialogue Tag Search Organizer Text Specific
Dialogue Tag Search Organizer Generic
(Aligns to Louisiana Guidebooks ELA Unit: Because of Winn-Dixie)