When ten-year-old India Opal Buloni moves to Naomi, Florida, with her preacher father, she doesn't know what to expect - least of all, that she'll adopt Winn-Dixie, a dog she names after the supermarket where they met. Opal is lonely at first, but with such an unusually friendly dog at her side, she makes some unusual friends and discovers she has a whole lot to be thankful for.
Author : David McAleese
ISBN : 9781553198550
Genre : Education
File Size : 63.63 MB
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In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Your students will enjoy this wonderful story of loss and longing, of loneliness and friendships and a story of finding contentment and a place for oneself. This is a story in which a ten-year-old girl must face the abandonment of her mother, and find the answer to the question “Will she ever come back?” The answer, surprisingly, is “No!”, but India Opal Buloni, over the course of the novel, learns to deal with this answer through her experiences and support of a growing circle of friends, all of whom have also suffered some kind of loss themselves. And finally, it is the story of the love between a girl and her dog, a pet that has an uncanny ability to bring kindred spirits together. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.
Learn how Winn-Dixie encourages Opal to make friends by completing fun, challenging activities and lessons in this instructional guide for literature, created to support this award-winning children's favorite. This guide is the perfect tool to aid students in analyzing and comprehending this inspiring story. Appealing and challenging cross-curricular lessons and activities incorporate research-based literacy skills to help students become thorough readers. These lessons and activities work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and much more.
This resource is directly related to Hoot, one of five books to receive the Newbery Honor in 2003. The reproducible book includes sample plans, author information, vocabulary building ideas, cross-curriculum activities, sectional activities and quizzed, unit tests and ideas for culminating and extending the novel.