Because of Winn-Dixie: Emotion & Self-Identity

Kate DiCamillo’s book, Because of Winn-Dixie, is a favorite among many.
I love it just because it is a simple, yet beautiful story about friendship, hardship, family, and love.

winn-dixieI created a sample lesson plan for this book, focusing on

  • emotion wheelvocabulary used in the text
  • emotions of the characters [see emotion color wheel]
  • directed reading questions on characters, actions, emotions
  • themes of the story
  • art activity: self-identity
  • writing activity: emotion/self-identity in the novel

For the complete lesson, click here.

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