I created this resource to be used with a small math group to reinforce important problem solving strategies for one and two stepped word problems. It includes a list of key words and phrases for both addition and subtraction word problems. The theme connects with a treasured book, Because of Winn-Dixie. The problems are both one and two stepped, aligning perfectly with the Common Core standards. You may also like to use this resource in math centers and/or as a math journal activity.