Because of Winn Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo Lit Link Grades 4-6

EBOTM14257

$13.00 USD

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  • Author : Reed, Nat

 Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni finds moving to Naomi, Florida with her preacher father very difficult, but when she adopts a stray dog she finds at the local supermarket, her life takes a turn for the better. Over the course of her first summer in Naomi, with the help of her new animal friend, Winn-Dixie, Opal makes new and fascinating friends, and gets her father to open up about there long-absent mother. Opal grows to appreciate all of the wonderful things in her life, and while she begins to realize that her mother is never coming back, she also knows that she has so much to be thankful for.

Reproducible chapter questions, plus comprehension questions, a story summary, author biography, creative and cross curricular activities, complete with answer key. 64 pages.

Novel by Kate DiCamillo.

The students will:

• develop their skills in reading, writing, listening and oral communication

• use good literature as a vehicle for developing skills required by curriculum expectations :reasoning and critical thinking, knowledge of language structure, vocabulary building, and use of conventions

• become meaningfully engaged in the drama of literature through a variety of types of questions and activities

• identify and describe elements of stories (i.e., plot, main idea, characters, setting)

• learn and review many skills in order to develop good reading habits

• provide clear answers to questions and well-constructed explanations

• organize and classify information to clarify thinking

• learn about the destructive nature of societal prejudice and stereotyping

• relate events and feelings found in the novel to their own lives and experiences

• appreciate the importance of friendship and loyalty in personal relationships

• learn the importance of dealing with adversity and developing perseverance in the face of adversity

• state their own interpretation of a written work, using evidence from the work and from their own knowledge and experience


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