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Because of Winn-Dixie (Bound for Schools & Libraries)
Because of Winn-Dixie (Bound for Schools & Libraries) | Kate DiCamillo
One summer's day, ten-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries and comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It's because of Winn-Dixie that Opal begins to make friends. And it's because of Winn-Dixie that she finally dares to ask her father about her mother, who left when Opal was three. In fact, as Opal admits, just about everything that happens that summer is because of Winn-Dixie. Featuring a new cover illustration by E. B. Lewis.
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Smarkies
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A simple book about the healing qualities of a dog that comes into the life of a lonely child.

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Readswithcoffee
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Such a heartwarming story about a girl and a dog. I can‘t believe I haven‘t read this before now. Narration by Cherry Jones is excellent.

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Lovely reread for a rainy evening #audiowalk

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BookishTrish
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A lovely reread for a rainy evening #audiowwalk

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A motherless girl and adopted dog find friendship in small town Florida. We own many DiCamillo books but this may be my favourite, perhaps as we are currently caring for a large, smelly, old lab who also smiles with all his teeth. The cast of characters is wonderful. Trix believes books pose a problem, then solve it - of course the mother would return - but was content when Opal‘s loneliness was assuaged by her new friendships.

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#MGMarch #MiddleGradeMarch @megnews
My last post, It's been a great March. I didn't read all the books I planed, but I read quite a few.

5⭐ A Single Shard 12th century Korea.
Another orphan story I loved.

4.5⭐ Because of Winn-Dixie
What's better than a book about an orphaned kid? an orphaned dog. A great story of how Winn-Dixie helps Opal make friends in a new town.

4 ⭐ The Storm in the Barn 1937
Enjoyable graphic novel of dust bowl Kansas.

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hhockenberry
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This Newbery award winning novel follows the story about a girl and her dog, Winn-Dixie. This modern fantasy story would make for a great author‘s study on beloved storyteller Kate Dicamillo. UDL principles 2.4 and 3.1. ESOL strategies #4 and #29. #ucflae3414sp21

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Emiranda
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This Rf, Newberry award winner is a classic story that I would recommend to everyone. The story is about a young girl in Florida who adopts a dog who ends up having a huge impact on her life. This book could be a great source for an independent read. Students could take notes on each chapter to create an overall summary that they can look back on after they finish the book.

Emiranda https://www.readingrockets.org/news/digital-note-taking-strategies-deepen-studen... EL 9 is used in this strategy as the students are being exposed to new note taking strategies. UDL 1.1 is being offered as they are given choices to pick new note taking strategies 2y
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ravenlee
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Why haven‘t I read this sweet, sad story before?! I don‘t like dogs, so maybe that held me back. But this was exactly what I needed. Go read this book; I‘ll wait.

Finally got a #bookspinbingo , and my screen-induced headache has eased a bit. Hooray for MG-sized print!

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!! 2y
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#booksynchronicity
I‘ve been working on Lies My Teacher Told Me, but I have to do it in spurts because it‘s an ebook and the screen is hard on my eyes. I finished the chapter Gone With the Wind, about history textbooks making racism invisible. Then I turned to the tagged book to relieve my eye strain, and here we have a librarian recommending Gone With the Wind. Interesting.

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Paperback.Propensity
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Such a beautiful, heartwarming book. I read it first as a kid and it has always stayed with me. Glad I decided to revisit this one.

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ahoffkosik
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My podcast is back from a brief holiday break — and on the first episode of 2021, my guest and i are chatting about Because of Winn-Dixie! We chat about the book‘s colorful cast of characters, charming setting, and general sweetness. We talk about pet personalities and i gush about my dog. We discuss the book‘s focus on empathy and the moments we felt the empathy may have gone too far (bear with us!). 🎧🐶 Link to listen in my bio!

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berko
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One of our favorites! A feel good story - great for reading to kids. Mine are age 5 and 7.

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Rating: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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This was my 2nd time reading this book. Last time I read it I was 13 and received it as a Christmas gift from my Grandparents and thought it was a sweet story about a girl and a stray fog she found at a grocery store, I still love this book!!

After 17 years I still wanna read more by this author!!

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Starting Book 7 of August and Book 116 of 2020!!!

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aperfectmjk
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5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Why did I wait so long to read this book. What a simple but beautifully heartfelt story of a little girl and her dog. I also love how this shows that friendship has no age limit. Everyone needs a friend. Sometimes we just have to open our hearts.

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PamHorton

Opal is one of my favorite characters. I love that she is always herself and not pretending to be something she isn't.

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Ryan_R
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This Newberry award winner will win over your heart. Opal was abandoned by her mother and is now living in Florida with her father. She finds a hyper dog and befriends him right away. The two meet very interesting people throughout the town and realize the value of a community. This is an absolutely wonderful book! Loved it! #UCFLAE3414SP20

HappyMaddy I am reading this right now with my 2nd graders! I remember reading it in my elementary classes. I think it‘s a great idea to show the movie as another form of media presentation. 2y
MaddyJ My favorite author!!! I love Kate dicamillo. Now I want to read the book and watch the movie again 2y
ShardaeP I remember watching this movie with my grandma and I cried when Winn-Dixie got lost! 2y
DrSpalding Expand on your resources and include UDL & EL. This book is excellent and I would consult the authors website as well. 2y
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This RF Novel by the one and only Kate Dicamello is my absolute favorite. I forgot how good of a book this was. It tells the story of a girl and her interesting partner a dog that teaches her the importance of friendship & forgiveness. This is perfect for an AS as Dicamello is the author of many wonderful books. she provides downloadable teacher resources and lesson plans to go along with her book.

Rachelleleduc Award winning : Newbery honor book and parents choice Gold Award Winner. 3y
Rachelleleduc #ucflae3414sp20 UDL 1.1 could be used as I feature this author on my “author of the month” board on the classroom. ESOL #19 also goes along with this idea because it would be a regular thing. 3y
KarliCrean i LOVED this movie growing up as a kid! I should read this book to see how similar it is to the movie! Thank you for reminding me of this title! Will definitely be adding it to my list of books to read (: 3y
DrSpalding An author study is an excellent choice. Like Karli, I enjoyed the movie as well. Doing a movie and book comparison could work quite nicely in your fourth grade classroom. 2y
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TamTracy
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo: Novel Study | Kate DiCamillo, Anita Yeoman, Teacher TimeSavers (Firm)
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Read this with my 9 year old son. We both loved it. The best part was seeing his points of views about the lessons and themes in the book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

wanderinglynn I love Kate DiCamillo‘s books! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Tracyantoon I bet my kids would love this one. Not sure why it‘s not already on my TBR. Stacked! Thanks! 3y
TamTracy @wanderinglynn The Tale is Despereaux is my sons favorite! 3y
TamTracy @Tracyantoon Oh good! It‘s a great one! 3y
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An adorable story about how a dog who can make friends can be your best teacher. Everyone has a hole inside them from loss & when Opal decides to take in Winn-Dixie, she realizes that loss looks different on everyone. #BBRC #MGME @LibrarianRyan
Not to mention this is the THIRD book taken off the teetering #MountTBR!!! 👍

LibrarianRyan Ahhhhhhh. Glad you liked it. 3y
IamIamIam @LibrarianRyan I remember the movie coming out but the book hasn't really been on my radar long. My son read a blurb in class last year & I snagged my own copy at the book fair! 😁 3y
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AndreaG
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I‘m trying to make progress on my children‘s lit stack. Sooo....10 year old Opal befriends and adopts a stray dog. As a result of her new dog, she finds herself opening up to and learning from folks in her town. She learns grace and finds out about her mom who abandoned Opal and her dad when she was 3. I felt like this was a sweet story with a lot of different learning opportunities.

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keetoncarter

Do you think everybody misses somebody? Like I miss my mama?

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I think that this book is easily relatable and is a great resource for kids that move and need a story to help them through it.

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Back in my third-grade classroom, I was assigned to read this book. Over 10 years have passed and I am reading this book once again for my college class. This is a story of a girl that befriends a stray dog after moving to a new town. this story is relatable to many children that move to a new town and are scared because they are leaving the old friends and life behind. This book deals with some more serious topics but it is still kept friendly.

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Because of Winn-Dixie is a Realistic Fiction children's novel written by Kate DiCamillo and was the winner of a Newbery Honor distinction award. This is a book about a little girl who becomes best friends with a stray dog. This is a must read for every dog lover out there! This book would be good for an IR. #ucflae3414f19

KevinKantola http://www.the-best-childrens-books.org/Because-of-Winn-Dixie.html

This resource is great because it offers a variety of fun activities involving the book!
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KevinKantola The UDL strategy I would use is 2.2 discuss the authors writing style. The ESOL strategy I would use is simplify my speech for greater understanding of what is expected. 3y
Alexush Love, love, loved this book and the movie ! 3y
DrSpalding I had five students meet this amazing author last week. This was her first WIN with many more to come. Add her books to your classroom library! Nice resource. This is a very common book to use in fourth grade in Florida. 3y
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The outstanding RF N, Because of Winn Dixie, written by Kate DiCamillo is a great LC book for your 3-8th grade students. This book is a Newbery Medal award winner. Follow the journey of Opal and her father as they move to Florida. Opal goes into the store “Winn Dixie“ and comes out with a dog! Opal and Winn Dixie become the best of friends. Follow both of them on an unforgettable, heart-breaking journey. #UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm The EL strategy I would use would be 42: Have students use timelines to arrange and sequence important facts and information. This can be a long novel for a 3rd grader so it is important to have them sequence the events in chronological order. The UDL principle I would use would be 3.3: Guide information processing and visualization. After students read the book, they can watch the incredible movie! 3y
Camrynm Here is a discussion guide that could be great for a LC: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/because-winn-d... 3y
Erinehart This is such a great book. I loved the movie as well! So adorable. 3y
DrSpalding You mentioned third grade however many teachers in Florida use this book in fourth grade because it is set in Florida and our social studies standards revolve around the knowledge of Florida, they are home! Excellent resource again and it would make a wonderful literature circle option. 3y
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jb72
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This is a fantastic book! It was my first time reading it, and I loved it. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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thejessashmore

I will use this book in my future classroom to connect with my students that are going through the same problems and life changes. I personally loved this book when I was younger and it helped me realize that through hard times and doubt there is always a little light in every situation. This book can relate to any children even when the book talks about bullying and the children at her school/church.

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I think this book portrays how some children's lives are while also illuminating the issues with growing up in the world today. The main character, Opal, just moves to a new town where it is hard for her to make friends. Opal also lives with only her father since her mother left them when she was younger. This can be a rough topic for some children, but this book can help children dealing with similar lifestyles and issues.

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“Winn-Dixie looked up at me while I was telling him everything, and I swear he understood.“

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Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo is a great choice for a LC. This RF is a Newbery Honor and about a girl named Opal and her father moving to a small town in Florida. Opal misses her old life and isn't having fun when she runs into a stray dog in a Winn-Dixie grocery store. They quickly fall in love with each other and Opal even makes new friends. Read to find out more about the ups and downs when Winn-Dixie disappears. #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/because-winn-d... allows students to make a scrapbook featuring the characters of the book. They review the book and create lists of character traits determining their behaviour, personality, etc. 3y
JRone UDL strategy 5.1 Use multiple media for communication would be perfect because students could compare the book to the movie. ESOL strategy #10 Teach think, pair and share strategies in cooperative groups would allow the student to participate in their literature circle. 3y
Tinks This book was an adorable read. I read it when my daughters bought it from school when they were younger. I will now probably get it for my collection. Nice post. 3y
DrSpalding Another excellent post with another wonderful resource. Scholastic is the largest publisher of children‘s books and is a valuable resource to the classroom teacher. 3y
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Kate DiCamillo truly pulls no punches. While the story features a ten-year-old protagonist & is written for an audience of the same age, it touches upon issues such as: loneliness, grief, single parenthood, alcoholism, racism, sexism, ageism, & imprisonment. It‘s easy to become distracted by the cuteness of the titular puppy & forget the vulnerability, hollowness, & hope at the book‘s core. Don‘t forget. It‘s everything. Well done, K.D.! 👏🏻

monalyisha (I‘ve been meaning to read this forever! I don‘t know how long it would‘ve languished on my TBR if not for my Children‘s Materials & Services class!) 3y
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This realistic fiction book is a Newberry Honorwritten by Kate DiCamillo . This was a fun and exciting book to read. Full of adventure and mystery. Who wouldn't love a book about a little girl and her dog. I loved this book because it showed how people who are so different can come together to make a family. Family isn't always blood and this book shows how a dog can help bring people together to make a family. #ucflae3414f19

kradebaugh https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/6261. The UDL's I chose were 1.1 Offer ways of customizing the display of information and 2.2 Clarify syntax and structure. for my ESOL I would read slow and clearly, make sure that I am clarifying the text and I read. 3y
Mwinship Wow, I remember this book from my childhood and being so excited for the movie! I did not know that it was awarding winning but not surprised! 3y
kgarzon I absolutely loved this book as a child, and the theme of found family is always a plus for the classroom! 3y
JRone This was a great book as a child. What made it even better was that there was a movie made to go along with it. Your UDL strategy is a perfect choice for this book. (edited) 3y
DrSpalding This book is full of adventure! It is currently being used in seminal County as a quality piece of literature in fourth grade. I believe they use it for approximately four weeks and integrate all of the language arts. All of this author‘s books should be considerations for your classroom library. 3y
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This RF book has won the Newbery award and one of Kate DiCamillo‘s popular novels! This book is one that students can relate to, most everyone has been around a dog or has been attached to an animal. Also, it shows that it is alright to be sad and there are many more things in your life that can make you happy. I would have students do a partner read and talk about their feelings of the book and how it can be relatable. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Macker11 The students can relate India Opal‘s life to their own in UDL #3.1 and ESOL #17 to where they can use context clues in order to relate this text to real world scenarios. http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson101/Elementsof... this is a good graphic organizer for them to put down feelings and make it easier to relate to different problems India Opal faces. 3y
DrSpalding In Seminole county, teachers in fourth grade are required to use this book for one month! You have a wonderful resource in which to turn to for additional assistance in utilizing this award winner in your classroom. Good choice. 3y
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I've always loved this book. Its so simple but full of fun and enriched characters. Probably the reason I love character driven novels.

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suvata
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I read this in 2010 but I am re-reading it with my grandson for his summer reading project. I remember it being really good. Yes, I‘m pretty sure he will love it too.

DarcysMom I loved reading it to my daughter! 3y
suvata @DarcysMom Really good children‘s book indeed. 3y
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jjbowenkunkler

You can always trust a dog that likes peanut butter

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jjbowenkunkler

I thought that this book was cool because of the dog and the relationship with the girl. I like the moment that the two meet. It's the best part of the book.

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jjbowenkunkler
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Contemporary Realistic fiction and was written in 2000. This book is about about a dog named Winn-Dixie and her owned named opal buloni. The book begins with the girl and her father moving to Florida. The dog befriends the girl and spends all of the time with them.

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This RF/TL book is such a great read for younger students in elementary grade. It‘s about a 10 year old named India Opal who found a lost scruffy dog inside the grocery store (Winn-Dixie). She ended up keeping the dog and named him Winn-Dixie. Throughout her time with Winn-Dixie, India was able to make friends with her neighbors as well. this book is good for an IR.

This book won the Newbery Award.

Author: Kate DiCamillo

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ally11301 https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/because-of-winn-dixie-lesson-plans This is a great resource because it has different ideas for lesson plans as well as other resources 3y
sydneydaniels This is a classic! Love this story, and what a great resource! 3y
KAdudu I love this book it brings back so many memories. 3y
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Kcallihan I have actually never read this book, I‘ve only seen the movie! Your post was very concise and intriguing and made me very inclined to read it! I also really like your link you included, would definitely be very helpful! 3y
MGrace15 I love this story! It‘s so good for being here in FL! Wonderful resource! @ally11301 3y
Edenmonet I loved this book when I was in elementary school! My mom was a teacher so she would have me read the book before the movie and I‘m glad I read this book first. I really liked how you had a lot of different lesson plans to choose from! 3y
Carinna.Chin Love this book!!! Very touching and sweet. 3y
Mmw2478 I wish I could read this to my class but it makes me cry...so sweet! 3y
ally11301 An ESOL strategy that would align to this book would be #38 because this way the student will take the book home and read a certain amount of pages/chapters on their own at home with their own pace. 3y
ally11301 An UDL that would align would be 8.1 because this will help salience their goals and objectives by reading on their own and understanding the story. 3y
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”Because of Winn-Dixie” is a Newbery honor piece of realistic fiction (RF). This book tells the story of a young shy girl named India who just moved to a new town. India finds a dog (whom she shortly after names WInn-Dixie), who she then goes on adventures and learns to love her new home with. This would be a great literature circle (LC) book. #LAE3414sp19

wmaxflowers Lesson plan:
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/because-winn-d...
This lesson plan would align well with UDL principle 5.2 and ESOL 48.
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DrSpalding Amazing book selection. Kate D. is one of my favorites, as you know. Same comments. (edited) 3y
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Kate DiCamillo's realistic fiction (RF) novel "Because of Winn-Dixie" is a relatable story that has the ability to tug at everyone's heartstrings! I have used this story while completing an author's study (AS), which I will link below.
"Because of Winn-Dixie" is a story about a young girl named Opal who moves to Florida with her father, the preacher. Opal eventually attaches herself to a dog she found at a Winn-Dixie grocery store, ultimately

caldwellalex95 bringing the dog home and naming it Winn-Dixie. Throughout the novel, Opal and Winn-Dixie meet the citizens of Naomi, Florida; these experiences gradually cause Opal to gain a new, fresh outlook on life and help her truly understand what it means to be grateful and to let go. I created an author's study on Kate DiCamillo and included a link to a "Because of Winn-Dixie" lesson plan on the last slide, titled "Kate DiCamillo Resources". This lesson 3y
caldwellalex95 plan surrounds a scrapbooking activity, which will engage students as they incorporate their own creativity into their individual assignment. ESOL strategy #30 and UDL's expression and communication strategy (5.1) can be used for this scrapbooking lesson plan, provided by Scholastic. "Because of Winn-Dixie" is a story that anyone can relate to. This novel is the first book I have ever read from Kate DiCamillo, and it has touched my heart forever! 3y
caldwellalex95 #LAE3414SP19 www.create.piktochart.com/output/37173407-kate-dicamillo 3y
alexandracarpenter This book is darling! I love the Piktochart you made about the author, and the UDL that you chose. 3y
caldwellalex95 Also, "Because of Winn-Dixie" has won the Newbery Award! 3y
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You can always trust a dog that likes peanut butter