Utilize this unit with your middle grade readers to enhance comprehension.
Unit includes: -student pacing guide for planning purposes -character analysis chart -pre-reading questions to engage students before reading -8-pages of reader response questions by chapter -during reading connections focus -story structure -2-journal prompts for post-reading reflection -summary organizer -answer key
Have some reluctant readers that you are struggling with? Have students in your class that are having trouble making connections to the texts they are reading? Give your students the novel and get Because of Winn Dixie CCSS Novel Unit for the Middle Grades.
This comprehensive unit takes readers through the chapters of the novel answering short answer and extended response questions as well as performing pre-reading and post-reading tasks.
Because of Winn Dixie is a realistic fiction text about a girl named Opal. She moves to Naomi, Florida with her father and finds a fast friend in a dog she meets at and names Winn Dixie. It is a story about how she learns about her mother, who left her at the age of three, as well as how she learns to move on in her life despite facing challenges.
It is the perfect text to share with those not-so-motivated readers that have many things in common with the narrator.
Novel not included, but for your information: Grade Level Equivalent: 4.1 Lexile Measure: 610L Guided Reading Level: R Age: Ages 8-12 Genre: Realistic Fiction Subject: Single Parents, Friends and Friendship, Understanding Self and Others
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I have taught for 15 years as an upper elementary reading and language arts teacher. I love this level of learners because they challenge me to find the perfect novels, and to create the most effective resources. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent English Language Arts.
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