The loveliness of “Because of Winn-Dixie” as a whole cannot be understated. Set in small town Florida, the book charms the reader with vivid descriptions while tugging on the heartstrings of the reader as they invest into Opal’s story. She is a girl who is alone, a feeling that at one point or another we all feel. However, the discoveries and friends she makes along the way because of Winn-Dixie, is a beautiful cause and effect.
This teacher guide comes complete with lessons for every two chapters. Each lesson includes:
1. Motivation: a suggestion for introducing the reading whether a discussion question or a worksheet.
2. Message: The is the lesson body that comes with accompanying worksheet or worksheets tied into the Common Core and higher order thinking skills.
3. My Turn: These are suggestions for extending the lesson through independent practice such as response journals, art/poetry activities, and the like.
Each lesson is designed to be teacher friendly, easy to use, and to promote critical thinking.
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