Because of Winn-Dixie Book Club Focused on Story Elements

Because of Winn-Dixie Book Club Focused on Story Elements

Treat your students to this modern classic about a ten-year-old girl, her big-hearted dog, and a town full of people looking for friendship. DiCamillo’s sophisticated characters and heart-warming story set the perfect stage for deep conversations about the ways in which authors develop characters.

  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 6 book club meetings focused on Story Elements
  • Chapter by chapter discussion questions and key vocabulary
  • Book Club calendar
  • Conversation prompts
  • Student self-evaluations forms
  • Reading response board
  • Culminating activity
  • Instructional focus assessment, answer key, and rubric
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
Member Download
Add to Cart - $8.50
Add to Wishlist

Treat your students to this modern classic about a ten-year-old girl, her big-hearted dog, and a town full of people looking for friendship. DiCamillo’s sophisticated characters and heart-warming story set the perfect stage for deep conversations about the ways in which authors develop characters.

  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 6 book club meetings focused on Story Elements
  • Chapter by chapter discussion questions and key vocabulary
  • Book Club calendar
  • Conversation prompts
  • Student self-evaluations forms
  • Reading response board
  • Culminating activity
  • Instructional focus assessment, answer key, and rubric
  • This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
  • BookPagez Makes Teaching with Children’s Books Easy!
  • Teach key reading skills and strategies with the best books for kindergarten - fifth grade
  • Resources for 250+ books easily found in most school, classroom, and public libraries
  • Powerful filters make it easy to find the right resources for all your instructional goals
  • Flexible lesson plans and resources make teaching whole group and small group easier than ever
  • Get even more as a BookPagez member
Book Club resources

The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

The instructional overview includes instructional background for character development, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to Because of Winn-Dixie Book Club.

Students will use a Character Map to keep track of the richly developed characters in Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.

Dive deeper into direct and indirect characterization using Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. Students will continue to build their Character Maps with evidence from the text.

This Because of Winn-Dixie Book Club meeting focuses on identifying how the author develops a character using dialogue. By focusing on how a character speaks or thinks, the reader can make inferences about the character's personality.

Another way that Kate DiCamillo develops the characters in Because of Winn-Dixie is through relationships between characters. When students examine how a character interacts with other characters, they can more fully identify the character's traits.

Using their Character Maps as evidence from the text, students will discuss how characters have changed throughout Because of Winn-Dixie. Examining how characters change allows the reader to more fully understand the story's characters.

Author Kate DiCamillo has created characters in Because of Winn-Dixie that are easy to connect to. In this final Book Club meeting, students will practice making text-to-self connections with characters from the story and look at how these connections increase their enjoyment of the text.

Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with a character traits.
More about this resource
Details
|
Read the Book
|
Teacher Guides
|
Standard Alignment
Book Title:
Because of Winn-Dixie
Book Author:
Kate DiCamillo
Grade Level:
4
Genre(s):
Realistic Fiction
F&P Guided Reading Level:
R
DRA Level:
40
Reading Recovery Level:
40
Theme(s):
Award Winners, Bullying, Family, Friendship, Laugh Out Loud
Buy Because of Winn-Dixie on Amazon here
CCSS
TEKS
Common Core Alignment: RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.9, RL.4.10, SL.4.1a, SL.4.1b, SL.4.1c, W.4.8, L.4.4a, L.4.5c, L.4.6, W.4.9
Vocabulary Connections: L.4.4a, L.4.5c, L.4.6
TEKS Alignment: 4.1A, 4.1C, 4.1D, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.6D, 4.6E, 4.6F, 4.6G, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.8B, 4.8C, 4.8D, 4.9A, 4.9B, 4.9D(i), 4.9D(ii), 4.9D(iii), 4.9E(i), 4.9E(ii), 4.9E(iii), 4.9F, 4.10A, 4.10B, 4.10C, 4.10D, 4.10E, 4.10F, 4.10G, 4.13A, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Vocabulary Connections: 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.3A, 4.3B
more to explore

Related Resources for Because of Winn-Dixie

related products

More Resources to Explore