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 Because of Winn-Dixie Novel Unit

Because of Winn-Dixie is a heart-warming story that makes a perfect class read-aloud or independent novel study.  Take a look at what we cover in each chapter of Because of Winn-Dixie.  Then, click the link below this list to print free highlighted handouts for Because of Winn-Dixie

Chapters 1 & 2     Who is Opal?  Piece it together.                                                    Wanted Poster                                                                                              

Chapters 3 & 4    Ten Things about Opal’s Mama                             

Chapter 5            Point of View                                                              

Chapter 6            Dialogue and Writing Opportunity                                     

Chapter 7            Conflict                                                                        

Chapter 8            Creating Realistic Characters                                  

Test 1                  Chapters 1 – 8                                                           

Chapter 9            Readers’ Theater                                                       

Chapter 11          Strong Verbs and Onomatopoeia                                                    

Chapter 12          Create a Comic Strip                                                  

Chapter 14          Theme                                                                         

Chapter 15          Similes to Create Imagery                                         

Chapter 16        “Now There’s a Story”                                                  

Test 2                  Chapters 9-16                                                             

Chapter 17          Littmus Lozenge Advertisement                               

Chapter 18          Examine a Word                                                                  

Chapter 19          Littmus Lozenge                                                         

Chapter 20          Plan the Party!                                                            

Chapters 21-23   Discussion                                                                            

Chapter 24`        Ten Things                                                                          

Chapter 25          Writing Opportunity                                                                              

Chapter 26          Symbolism and Discussion                                                               

Character Analysis                                                                                  

The ABCs of Because of Winn-Dixie                                                    

Final Test                                                                                                 

Writing Prompts                                                                                       

Answer Keys                    


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