1 Because of Winn-Dixie Compiled by Terry Sams PES
By Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
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2 Study Skills
Genre Realistic Fiction
Comprehension Skill Sequence
Comprehension Strategy Summarize
Comprehension Review Skill
3 Genre Realistic Fiction
In Realistic Fiction the characters speak and act like real people.
The story describes real-life problems and events.
The outcome or problem resolution seems to be reasonable.
Click on Genre to learn more about different genres and Realistic Fiction. 4 Summary
Moving to a new town can be hard and making new friends can be even harder. With the help of her dog Winn Dixie Opal is able to get to know Miss Franny Block the local librarian. Miss Block tells Opal an exciting tale about a bear that once wandered into the library.
5 Comprehension Skill Sequence
Sequence is the order of the events that occur in a story.
You can determine the order of events by clue words such as first and next in the beginning then following after and finally.
Some story events may occur at the same time.
Other clue words to indicate sequence might be in the beginning then following after and finally.
Other story events such as flashbacks are told out of order.
6 Comprehension Skill - Summarizing
A summary is a short statement that tells the main ideas of a selection.
A story summary should tell the goals of the characters how they try to reach them and whether they reach them.
A summary of an article should tell the main idea leaving out unnecessary details.
Tips on Summarizing 7 Question of the WeekPg. 18-19
What experiences bring diverse people together
8 Vocabulary Skill Word Structure Suffixes
The suffix ful means full of. For example prideful means full of pride.
The suffix ly means in a way that is.
Sometimes ful and ly are added to a base word together as in pridefully which means acting in a way that is full of pride.
9 Lets Practice Suffixes 10 Comprehension Review Skill
Authors Purpose is the authors reason or reasons for writing this story.
Authors dont usually tell you this. You have to figure the reasons out.
It might be to inform or teach to entertain to express their feelings and to persuade or convince you.
11 Day 2 - Question of the Day Pg. 22-33
Can an elderly librarian and a little girl really be friends
12 Day 3 - Question of the Day Pg. 22-35
What do Miss Franny and Opal have in common
13 Day 4 - Question of the Day - Pg. 36-39
Why might it cause problems when people move into black bears home territory
14 Weekly Fluency Check -Tone of Voice TE 39a
You will use the rise and fall of your voice to show where the story includes questions and where it is full of emotion.
Go to page 33 and lets reread the last two paragraphs.
15 Research/Study Skill Map/Globe/Atlas TE 39L
A map is an illustration of a place. It could be a drawing of your yard or a solar system.
A maps legend contains a compass rose showing direction a scale showing distance and a key showing symbols on the map and what they represent.
16 Research/Study Skill Map/Globe/Atlas TE 39L
A globe is a sphere with a map of the world on it.
An atlas is a book that contains maps.
17 Literary Device Idioms TE Pg. 39b
An idiom is a type of figurative language that cannot be understood by the ordinary meanings of words.
When Lou said I dont have long to go he meant he didnt have much time to live not that he had a distance to travel.
Often an idiom can be understood by figuring out what makes sense in context
What do you think it means to be called a know-it-all
What makes Miss Franny sad after telling the story of the bear
Why did Winn Dixie stand up at the window
In what ways are Opal and Miss Franny alike
What kind of attitude does Amanda Wilkinson have when she comes into the library
19 Fun Stuff
More on Winn-Dixie
Spelling Words in ABC Order
More on Maps
Even More on Maps
20 Vocabulary- Say It!
21 More Words to Know
excellent very good
helping people to remember a person thing or event
without doubt sure
overly proud of oneself vain
calls back to mind remembers
was made up of
care and thoughtfulness consideration
treatment that does good rather than harm gentleness
picking out choosing
35 You will smell peculiar odors at the zoo! 36 You will smell peculiar odors at the zoo! 37 I hope you can recall your lunch number when you are in line. 38 I hope you can recall your lunch number when you are in line. 39 Are you really positive of that answer 40 Are you really positive of that answer 41 The soup consisted of beans and ham. 42 The soup consisted of beans and ham. 43 Do you need help in selecting your library books 44 Do you need help in selecting your library books 45 Winn-Dixie was all alone and friendless. 46 Winn-Dixie was all alone and friendless. 47 Do you know anyone that acts like a prideful person 48 Do you know anyone that acts like a prideful person 49 Miss Franny thought that would be a grand idea! 50 Miss Franny thought that would be a grand idea! 51 Have you ever visited the Lincoln Memorial 52 Have you ever visited the Lincoln Memorial 53 Memoir TE 39g
A memoir tells about an interesting event or experience in your life. It may include information about how you felt what you saw or why you did something.
Memoirs are also known as personal essays.
A memoir that tells a persons life story is called an autobiography.
54 Writing Assignment
Write a memoir about an experience you have had with a pet or other animal. Tell about the events in sequence. Give details about what you saw and how you felt.
Vary your sentences to make your writing more interesting to read.
Use vivid adjective and strong verbs to make the experience come alive.
55 Spelling Words Short Vowels VCCV
56 Short Vowels VCCV
58 This Weeks Word Wall Words Click and type your own words for this week 59 Lets review our Spelling words. Watch carefully because they will flash on the screen for just a moment. We can clap as we spell the word or we might just practice reading the words. 60 admire 61 magnet 62 contest 63 method 64 custom 65 rally 66 soccer 67 engine 68 sudden 69 finger 70 accident 71 mitten 72 intend 73 fabric 74 flatten 75 rascal 76 gutter 77 mammal 78 happen 79 cannon 80 GREAT JOBCowpoke!
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