Because of Winn-Dixie Novel Study

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Imagine if all pets were named after grocery stores!  Using a helpful novel study on Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie, pupils complete a vocabulary exercise and answer questions about the text. They also research a state, province, or territory of choice and create a card showcasing the information. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals draw, write, and share about their favorite animals from books and movies
  • Show the film adaptation 
Classroom Considerations

  • Not the full novel study (covers chapters one through four)
  • Provide dictionaries and copies of the book
  • Requires some library or Internet research 
Pros

  • Research activity connects to geography 
  • Includes an imaginative figurative language activity 
Cons

  • Only five comprehension questions
Common Core