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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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Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo: Novel Study | Kate DiCamillo, Anita Yeoman, Teacher TimeSavers (Firm)
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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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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! 1mo
suvata @DarcysMom Really good children‘s book indeed. 1mo
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EmilieGR
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Sweet for kids

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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
Mehso-so

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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ally11301
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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 3mo
sydneydaniels This is a classic! Love this story, and what a great resource! 3mo
KAdudu I love this book it brings back so many memories. 3mo
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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! 3mo
MGrace15 I love this story! It‘s so good for being here in FL! Wonderful resource! @ally11301 3mo
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! 3mo
Carinna.Chin Love this book!!! Very touching and sweet. 3mo
Mmw2478 I wish I could read this to my class but it makes me cry...so sweet! 3mo
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. 3mo
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. 3mo
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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) 3mo
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caldwellalex95
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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 3mo
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! 3mo
caldwellalex95 #LAE3414SP19 www.create.piktochart.com/output/37173407-kate-dicamillo 3mo
alexandracarpenter This book is darling! I love the Piktochart you made about the author, and the UDL that you chose. 3mo
caldwellalex95 Also, "Because of Winn-Dixie" has won the Newbery Award! 3mo
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sydneybrooks

You can always trust a dog that likes peanut butter

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sydneybrooks

I loved the movie and the book when I was younger! I would definitely consider doing a comparison of the book to movie with a class.

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Pickpick

This is such a fun story! I think that no matter if you‘re teaching in a big city or small town school, kids would either be fascinated or feel relatable to the characters.

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Jeg
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I know this is a classic American children‘s story but I have never read it. So found this in an op shop and just watched it. Delightful. Now to source a copy of the book to read. @MrsMalaprop

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Peddler410
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Started this one, with my daughter, as our current read-aloud. I can‘t believe I‘ve waited this long to read this!

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Erothert
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This Newberry Honor winner by Kate DiCamillo is a RF story about a girl named Opal that finds a dog at the supermarket she names Winn-Dixie. In the story Opal is adjusting after moving Florida with her preacher father. She spends her summer making new friends and thinking about her mother whom her father seldom talks about. This book is all about adventure and friendship and is definitely a classic and a must have for your classroom library!

Erothert I was use as a RA in the classroom. http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763607762.btg.1.pdf the publisher provides this resource for teachers to use alongside the book. This book covers UDL strategy 2.1 clarify vocabulary and symbols and ESOL strategy 13. Use preview/review activities. #UCFLAE3414SP18 11mo
Gabylaurel10 I‘ve watched the movie, but have yet to read the book it‘s on my list! 11mo
DrSpalding Candlewick provides excellent resources. Nice alignment. 11mo
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StephanieSays
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Book 📖 “Because of Winn-Dixie.” I got it as a kid for a RIF book one year, and I loved it.
Food 🍔 Burger
Author 🖋 Candace Bushnell was the first that came to mind.
Movie or TV Show 📺 Barry was my favorite new show of 2018.

#manicmonday

JoScho Great book choice 🐕💖 11mo
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wanderinglynn
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A fantastic story, well written with a beautiful message. Highly recommend for children and adults alike.

My full review on GR: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2423386925

CoffeeNBooks Our local Winn Dixie store gave out copies of this book one summer when my daughter was little. It's a great story! 12mo
LibrarianJen This is one of my favorites! I love all of Kate DiCamillo‘s books. 12mo
wanderinglynn @LibrarianJen Yes! I l enjoy her books. They‘re so sweet. 12mo
wanderinglynn @CoffeeNBooks That‘s awesome! And it is a great story - very heartwarming. 😀 12mo
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I decided to read a few of my childhood favorites during June and I kicked off the month with this little gem!

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PedestalNix
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This one is a fun little children's book. It tells a number of fairly self-contained episodes about the protagonist, India Opal Buloni, coming to know and empathize with the people in her new town, and wraps everything up with a nice bow on it at the end when everyone comes together for a party.

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This book is a RF & a Sunshine State Young Readers award winner! This book can be used in the classroom as a LC, GR, AS, or RA. #UCFLAE3414SP18
It is about a girl who visits her local supermarket & returns home with a scruffy dog who becomes the reason behind a very interesting summer. Winn Dixie helps Opal make friends, and gain the courage to ask her father about her absent mother. This is a must read for animal lovers or dog parents out there!

Cruzdia1 A UDL strategy that pairs well with this book is 5.3: Build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance. This strategy works well with this book because it allows you to delve into the specific vocabulary that‘s used in this book and open up those discussions to your students. 1y
Cruzdia1 An ESOL strategy that pairs well with this book is 45: Use venom diagrams to contrast and compare. This can be done to make comparisons and contrasts between the characters in the story. You can also modify this activity and make it more rigorous by encouraging students to compare/contrast amongst the different characters. By doing this students will be able to easy see how the characters change and how it makes the story progress. 1y
Cruzdia1 The teaching resource that I thought would be helpful for this book are these neat 5 chapter increment comprehension question worksheets. https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/m/?s=book-because-of-winn-dixie.html these can be used to keep students on task while reading and as a form of assessment to check for understanding. (edited) 1y
DrSpalding There are many dog lovers that will enjoy this book. I agree! I think it is best used as a read aloud or literature circle. Venn not venom diagram 🙂 1y
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Opal is having a tough time after moving to Florida with her father until he meets a stray dog in the grocery story, who she calls Winn-Dixie and who changes her life. Throughout the story, Opal meets many new faces and learns about their lives and also her own. It is a summer of lessons in friendship and letting go for Opal and Winn-Dixie, and a great story for everyone to read. #UCFLAE3414

sboynt This book is great for many different teaching strategies including GR, LC, AS, IR, or RA. I found a great online resource for a guided reading lesson to align with the book. http://www.warsaw.k12.in.us/guided-reading/level-r-1/3173-because-of-winn-dixie-... will help you and the students dive deeply into the text. UDL 6.4 enhance capacity for monitoring progress and ESOL 13 use preview/review activities align nicely with this text and lesson. 1y
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This is a great book about a girl and her dog. Opal is a preachers daughter who finds a dog and names him Winn-Dixie. I remember reading this in my fifth grade class and falling in love with the book. This book is RF and would be great to use in LC. This book also won the Newberry award. You could read the book with your students and then watch the movie. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Fiona_i This website https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:because%20of%20winn%20dixie%20... has great worksheets you could do with comparing and contrasting the movie. That will help esol students get a visual (esol 5) (UDl 2.5) 1y
juliette_kathleen This is one of the best books I‘ve ever read. This was a read aloud for me in third grade and I still haven‘t forgotten the story. We too watched the movie and compared and contrast. I think seeing the movie after really solidified the story for me! 1y
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Kendallc
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This is a historical fiction, was on the sunshine state list, and would be great for a literature circle read. The story is about a young girl who has moved to a new place and living life with just her and her dad. Then she encounters a dog that begins to change her life. The dog found in a grocery store, helps the girl to discover new friends and through losing Winn Dixie the girl and her father work through issues that were buried deep.

Kendallc #ucflae3414sp18 this link has a great resource for teachers to use in deep and thought provoking discussions about the book https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit-plans/teaching-content/because-winn-dix... 1y
Kendallc ESOL: encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships UDL: vary the methods for response and navigation 1y
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Because of Winn-Dixie is a great story of a girl and her dog. Kate Dicamillo did a awesom job of making an entertaining story that grabs the readers attention. This also grabs the attention of students because it became a movie which is incentive in the classroom to finish books for the reluctant reader.

J.Cash Some teaching strategies that can be used are, RA, AS, IR, GR, LC, and PR. If I were teaching this book i would use mostly group reading or reading aloud so the students can read ot together and discuss. 1y
J.Cash https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit-plans/teaching-content/because-winn-dix... these are 3 lesson plans from scholastic that look very useful to this book and a classroom #UCFLAE3414SP18 1y
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Because of Winn-Dixie is a wonderful RF book about family, love, and companionship. This is a adoring and relatable book that many children will find hard to put down! (I know I did when I was younger). I recommend this book for all classroom libraries. TS- RA, LC, IR, SR, PR. UDL: 5.1- multiple media for communication. Showing the movie is a great comparison lesson and also put the book they imagined while reading into action. EL # 17 to go along

Noelle5 along with the UDL principle applied. Here is a wonderful lesson plan! https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/because-winn-d.... #UCFLAE3414SP18 1y
Jenniferj11419 I‘ve seen the movie! 🙋🏼‍♀️ very cute story. I agree with you, definitely a classroom library book 👌🏼 1y
DrSpalding Minor errors 1y
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Because of Winn-Dixie is a RF novel written by Kate DiCamillo. The book is a Newberry Award winner. This book is about a preacher‘s daughter, names Opal. They have recently moved to Florida and Opal has not found her place. Along the way, Opal encounters a stray dog at a Winn-Dixie Store. She takes him home, adopts him, and names him Winn-Dixie after the store she found him. ⬇️

AmeliaS21 Throughout the story, Opal learns more about her mother, who is absent in her life. We see Opal get closer to her mom, with out actually being with her. Winn-Dixie plays a role in Opal‘s new found maturity. This book is filled with lessons about friendship, family, and judgment. Read this book to go on a journey with Opal and Winn-Dixie. I would use this book for a LC book. I chose a RWT resource that has a lesson plan, activites, and more! ⬇️ 1y
AmeliaS21 http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/characters-becaus... I chose UDL 2.1 clarify vocabulary and symbols and UDL 9.3 self-assessment and reflection for this book. ESOL strategy 2 promote cooperation (small groups) and ESOL strategy 20 list the most important words and phrases you use or plan to use in a presentation on a transparency or on the chalkboard were chosen for this book. #UCFLAE3414SP18 1y
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Because of Winn-Dixie was written by Kate DiCamillo and it received the Newbery Honor. This book would work well in LC, IR, as well as AS. Because of Winn-Dixie is about a girl named Opal and her father who were abandoned by her mother. The two move to Florida which leaves Opal in need of new friends. Opal ends up becoming best friends with a dog whom she found inside of Winn-Dixie. With the dogs help Opal meets new people and changes their lives.

V.DeQuattro This realistic fiction book can be used in the classroom to benefit students. Literature circles is a great way to have the students interact with each other and learn and understand the vocabulary that they‘re reading. Another great way this book can be used in the classroom is through an author study. Kate DiCamillo is an outstanding author with many award winning books. The author study can allow students to explore Kate DiCamillo‘s strategies. 1y
V.DeQuattro This book corresponds with the 8.3 UDL principle. In literature circles students will be collaborating and discussing different kinds of information about this book. It will bring the students together and help them learn how to work as a community. http://readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/characters-because-wi... #UCFLAE3414SP18 1y
Laura.S @V.DeQuattro This book sounds so interesting! I have always heard about it but never actually read it. I love dogs and could see myself becoming best friends with a dog as well. Can‘t wait to check it out (edited) 1y
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V.DeQuattro I definitely think you should read it! There was also a movie that was made on this book and it was also really good. I‘m glad you‘re interested in it! @Laura.S 1y
KhyaraN I remember reading this book when I was younger! I also watched the movie a long time ago so I definitely need to refresh. 1y
V.DeQuattro This book was one of my favorites as a child. It would be a refreshing book to remind you of times when you were younger! @KhyaraN 1y
LisaMart @V.DeQuattro I can‘t believe I never read this book! Her best friend is a dog?! My best friend is a dog! 😂 I feel like everyone has read this book in school. I never got the chance, but I‘ll definitely be picking this one up ASAP! Also, that‘s a great lesson plan you shared for this book. It allows students to reflect on the characters. Great post! 👍 1y
V.DeQuattro This was one of my favorite books in school and the best part is there is a movie to go along with it! I highly recommend you read especially since you love dogs!! @LisaMart 1y
DrSpalding I too, have a best friend that is a dog. ❤️🐕This is a popular title for children growing up in Florida, due to the setting. Winn-Dixie obviously is the name of the dog but also of where he was found… the grocery store. Many teachers use this in their fourth grade classroom to coincide with social studies standards all about Florida. 1y
DrSpalding Sidenote: the movie is very funny. After reading this book with my own children, we watched the movie and laughed and cried. Special guest performance, actor… A popular musician. Find out who!!! 1y
V.DeQuattro I agree that this book is great for 4th grade classrooms. The boom makes you wanting to keep reading and reading. And that‘s why I love that‘s there is also a movie so that the book can be brought to life ❤️ @DrSpalding 1y
DrSpalding Yes...who is the musician?🎶🎵 1y
V.DeQuattro Dave Matthews who plays Otis in the movie. Jeff Daniels who is the preacher also sings a little as well! @DrSpalding 1y
DrSpalding Yes!!! 1y
V.DeQuattro A great EL strategy would be 50. KWL charts are great resources!! 1y
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These two bffs read Because of Winn Dixie together, so they‘re having a Winn Dixie movie day 💕 #raisingreaders their conversation makes me happy. “That wasn‘t in the book” “didn‘t happen like that in the book” “why did they leave that out?”

Bookzombie 💗💗 1y
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This is the story of Opal who is new in town - she has no friends, and her fair share of hard past. When a stray dog makes himself known to her, she adopts him, names him, and everything that happens in the following weeks, good or bad, is all ‘because of Winn-Dixie‘. This is a lovely little read, I recommend you give it a go if you want a sweet little tale short enough for one sitting.

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This RF is about a lonely girl who finds a stray dog at a store and her life turns around once he enters her life. This book shows friendship and happiness exists. I️ think this book would be good for a 4-6 grade class. Here is a lesson plan: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/characters-becaus...
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Linsayesp @Brittney3 I‘ve heard of this book very little but , it seems like a really good book to read ! 2y
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#ucflae3414f17 Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo is a classic Newbery award winning RF book about a little girl who meets a stray dog who becomes her best friend, helping her adjust to her new town. This book would be a great RA but could also be used as an IR or SR. The UDL strategy I would use with this book is 8.4; increase mastery-oriented feedback in order to ensure the comprehension of the book. The ESOL strategy I would use is #29;

Juliemorell Offer a variety of reference materials at the students' instructional level for independent use. By having other resources available, ELs will be better able to understand the story and concepts within it. 2y
Juliemorell http://www.the-best-childrens-books.org/Because-of-Winn-Dixie.html This link has a few ideas for using this book including: having students pretend to be Opal writing a letter to her mother, matching life lessons to examples in the book and creating a map of Opal's town based on the books description. (edited) 2y
Floribelg I definitely think this book would be too much for a RA but since most children are introduced to this novel in early school years, it would be a great idea to read a couple of chapters. ELLs will appreciate the SR because they can discuss the book in more detail. 2y
Juliemorell @Floribelg I personally think RA would work well with this book, depending on the grade level of the children of course. May I ask why you feel otherwise? 2y
DrSpalding Because this book is set in Florida, many fourth grade teachers use it as Florida is the subject of all of the social studies standards in grade 4. 2y
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MadisonFeltis
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An iconic RF, Newbery Award winning story, great for *Guided Reading in your secondary classroom. Let students follow along with you as the story unfolds. I‘ll never forget the pet shop in this story, the church, or her dad.
* http://www.warsaw.k12.in.us/guided-reading/level-r-1/3173-because-of-winn-dixie-...
Don‘t forget about the motion picture too!
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MichelleL What a great book! I love it 2y
Jaquessial Awesome book and movie. Hits you right in the feels. 2y
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ChelseaPerez
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Because of Winn by Kate DiCamillo tells the story of the summer Opal and her father, the preacher move to Florida. It opens with Opal going into the local Winn-Dixie supermarket and meeting a rambunctious dog. She decides to take him home and names him Winn-Dixie.

ChelseaPerez Because of Winn Dixie, Opal learns to make new friends like the local librarian, Miss Franny Block, Gloria Dump, who is nearly blind but looks with her heart, and Otis, an ex-con who lets the animals in his shop out after hours and plays the guitar for them. Throughout the story, Opal learns about friendship and forgiveness. This Newbery award winner would be a fantastic pick for a Literature Circle or Independent reading book. (edited) 2y
ChelseaPerez Here are two links to use as tools with this book. The first is a set of discussion questions. The second is a fantastic tool for integrating other subjects. It addresses each subject and how you can tie the book into all areas of the curriculum.
http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763607762.bdg.1.pdf
http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763607762.btg.1.pdf
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ChelseaPerez EL Language Arts 12. Integrate your English curriculum with other subject areas to expand English vocabulary.
UDL 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships- Use cues and prompts to draw attention to critical features
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[DELETED] 3803335244 I got Fang from HP! Lol 2y
OrangeMooseReads @ForeverNerdy Fang is a good doggy lol 2y
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What a cool quiz! Glad to have spotted it here on Litsy! https://bookriot.com/2017/11/09/quiz-literary-dog?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium...

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WendyP
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Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo is a F novel that would be a great if used in a LC. This book is about a girl and a dog that she meets inside of a Winn Dixie and she keeps him and decides to name him Winn Dixie. I love this book and knowing that the Author is from Florida and has grown up close to where I live is very interesting to know. I would use ESOL strategy 43 and have the students underline key ideas that could help them summarize.

WendyP The UDL guideline that I think would be useful is 1.3. I would have students watch the movie with their LC after reading the book so they can compare and contrast. This book is a Newbery Honor book and also a Parents Choice Gold award winner. A website that I found to be useful is https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/m/?s=book-because-of-winn-dixie.html it provides worksheets and useful vocabulary for the students. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
farynantenucci I've been wanting to read this! Love the source you attached. 2y
Karlee.Diamond I love that you would intend to show the movie with the book! That‘s a great use of resources 2y
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emily_minnear This was one of my favorite books as a kid! Really enjoy the source you added 2y
ChristinB I love that your source has different types of activities and doesn‘t focus on just the vocabulary and mixes in drawing as well. Love this book! 2y
DrSpalding Notice the award! 2y
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#QuotsyNov17 Day 7

This quote is #bittersweet right on the nose.

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AJones
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“Because of Winn-Dixie” by Kate DiCamillo is a RF novel that won a Newbery Award (2001), Indies Choice Book Award (2001), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children‘s Award (2002); this amazing book would work great IR for upper elementary or middle school. The main character India Opal Buloni narrates her very eventful life. She and her father a.k.a. the preacher just moved to Naomi, Florida to start a new life and lo and behold she meets a stray dog

AJones in a local grocery store. This troublesome dog causes quite a commotion so Opal speaks up and says he‘s her dog. And they soon become inseparable. http://www.scholastic.com/winndixie/index.htm This link takes you to an interactive website where students can reflect after their IR. My teaching strategies are UDL 5.2 uses multiple tools for construction and composition and EL 4 links lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge (Have students answer (edited) 2y
AJones questions before reading (e.g. Have you ever moved to a new town or city? Do you own a pet, and describe your relationship?). ❤️ 🐶#ucflae3414 2y
Susancruz I remember reading this book when I was younger and loved it! I love the connection you made by putting it with your do 2y
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ashley.v I love this book. On of my favorite Kate dicamillo books 2y
WendyP I read this book as a kid and just purchased it myself, I will have to read it again! 2y
EricaG I loved reading this book when I was younger! I think it's a great book for kids to make connections to, especially living in Florida! 2y
MorganH Great read for any classroom! I like how you added questions for before the reading! 2y
Brittanyradzak I also did a litsy post on this book! I read it in an hour and I could not put it down! It‘s really cool how the story is based out of Florida. Such a heart-warming story and I love Winn-Dixie! ❤️ 2y
Nataliea.escobar I love this movie, and never actually read the book! Very good job! 2y
DrSpalding Your quality resource helps students to make text to self connection's. Being that this book is set in Florida, there are many opportunities for these types of connections which aid student reading comprehension. 2y
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Brittanyradzak
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Because of Winn-Dixie is a F LC Newberry Award winning novel by Kate DiCamillo. This is a heartwarming novel about a little girl who is new to Naomi, Florida who finds a stray dog and names him Winn-Dixie. Little does she know, Winn-Dixie becomes her bestfriend and teaches her so many lessons about life. I would use UDL principle 3.2 and ESOL strategy 30 to highlight relationships in the text and maybe relate them to their own.#ucflae3414f17

Brittanyradzak http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/characters-becaus... this is a great resource for “Because of Winn-Dixie” that really focuses on the characters in the story. This asks the students to list 10 things about a character and the relationships, which I feel is really important in this novel. (edited) 2y
HNager I love the link that goes with the book it was a great choice. You UDL goes great with this book. 2y
RadicalReader @Brittanyradzak when you mentioned having students list 10 things about a character and the relationships. Immediately made me think of the 10 things Opal asks her father The Preacher to tell her about her mother because she is 10 years old 2y
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AmandaL
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❤️😭❤️I adore this book! ❤️😭❤️ I listened to the #audiobook on my #Libby app, and it was fantastic. The narrator, Cherry Jones, did a wonderful read. What a lovely story. I still can't get over how much emotion was packed into an under three hour read. #kidlit ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sydsavvy It's the best!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
AmandaL @Sydsavvy It is! I don't know why I waited so long to read this! 2y
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mom2bugnbee
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Day 29: #shortbooks

My 12yo's collection of her favorite author, Kate DiCamillo.

#30daysofreadathon #readathon @DeweysReadathon

monkeygirlsmama Flora & Ulysses was a cute one! My youngest and I read that one together for school a couple of years back. 2y
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jillannjohn
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This is the 1st Little Free Library I've actually seen! Historic Donaldsonville! Left a couple of books there. 💚 The Because of Winn Dixie movie was filmed in our little community.

MrBook That's cool! 2y
AmyG That's a pretty one. 2y
Jess_Read_This I love the patina on the wood. It's a pretty Free Library! 2y
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RaimeyGallant Love these! 2y
SilversReviews Love this one...so different and creative. 2y
TricksyTails Wow! One of the prettiest I've seen! 2y
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"Dogs are not allowed in the Herman W. Block Memorial Library." "He'll be good," I told her. "He's a dog who goes to church."

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Random.org just helped me choose my next book, #468 on my TBR list, Because of Winn-Dixie 😃

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Blaire
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A sweet engaging story about moving to a new town, loneliness, and friendship. When opal India arrives in Florida with her preacher father she knows no one, but after taking in a stray dog in a grocery store, the dog helps her connect with many of the town's more colorful members. Illustrates how sadness is part of life and part of what makes us who we are. Read-a-loud with my 5 year old and he was totally absorbed.

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A truly amazing read showing that not only one seeking is able to find the friendship someone else is also in search of. Definitely a wonderful read that will capture your heart and soul from the very first page complete with all the emotions: happiness, sadness, hurt, knowledge gaining. You will race to the finish just to pick it up again because of Winn Dixie

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Suzze
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#puppylove Who doesn't love Kate DiCamillo's debut novel? Opal finds a dog at the grocery store and names him Winn-Dixie. Loved this so much. 🐶💙 #BookLove17

Blueberry This was my son's favorite for a long time. 2y
kspenmoll Love this❤ 2y
auntie_jenn this is in my pile...soon... 2y
Betty My book club Loved it. When we met to discuss it, the hostess served egg salad sandwiches (or whatever food was mentioned in the book) 2y
Suzze @Betty What fun! We've only done food once, when I made a cake from the book. 2y
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sarahgreatlove
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Finished off the year with this sweet little book on audio. So many great books and comics read this year! Happy New Year's Eve everyone!

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BookNerdBritt
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This charming book was perfect for our reader's workshop unit on character studies! Every character brings something unique to the story, yet their underlying bond is that they each have something sad in their past that both shapes their identity but doesn't define them. The reader gets to watch them learn this about each other in touching, often humorous ways. And of course, it's impossible not to fall in love with the title character. 🐶

Louise It's such a "heart book", isn't it! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
BookInMyHands Kate DiCamillo is one of my favorite children's book authors. I follow her on Facebook and have found myself crying at the beauty of her posts. 3y
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BookNerdBritt @Louise It really is! 3y
BookNerdBritt @BookInMyHands I definitely want to read some of her other books! 3y
Louise @BookInMyHands I follow her on Facebook too and really enjoy her posts. She knows how to appreciate the beauty of life's little moments! 3y
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