Because of Winn-Dixie {Novel Study & Story Pyramid Book Project}
Because of Winn-Dixie is a heartfelt novel about a ten-year old girl named Opal, who moves to a small town in Florida with her preacher father. Life is lonely for Opal until she adopts a mangy stray dog. With the help of Opal’s new dog, whom she names Winn-Dixie, Opal makes new friends and strengthens her relationship with her father.

This unit contains twelve pages of higher level thinking comprehension questions, seventeen pages of reading/writing activities, a story pyramid book project, and six reading strategy classroom posters.

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5
Reading Level: Grade level Equivalent 4.1
Lexile: 610L
Guided Reading:  R

12 Pages of Comprehension Questions

17 Pages of Reading/Writing Printables
*Before Reading - Make a Prediction
*Winn-Dixie Bubble Map
*Almost Like Orphans - Chapter Titles
*Pick-It-Quick - Story Strip Sequencer
*All about Me - Top Ten List
*The Bear and the Book - Letter Writing
*The Witch’s House - Facts and Opinions
*Dump & Lunch Meat - Making Connections
*Thunder and Lightning - Summarize
*Ghosts in the Yard - Writing Prompt
*A Changed Man - Visualizing
*Everything he Loved - KWL Chart
*Sorrow Filled World - Inferring
*Littmus Lozenges
*Egg Salad Sandwiches - Wondering
*Love What You’ve Got - Synthesizing
*A Full Heart - Interesting Quotes

Story Pyramid Book Project
*Favorite Scene

Reading Strategies Posters - In addition, this novel study includes six reading strategy posters to hang up in your classroom during whole class discussion.

Happy Learning!

Renee Smalley
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Created: Aug 18, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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