Because of Winn-Dixie

Reading Blog

09
May
2011

Post Your Answers to Chapter 21-26 Questions Here

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1. Why do you think Otis is reluctant to go to the party?

2. Why does Opal forget about Winn-Dixie?

3. Why does Opal’s father cry?

4. How do Opal’s friends find Winn-Dixie?

01
May
2011

Chapter 1-10 Questions Blog

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1. How does Opal rescue Winn-Dixie in the first chapter?

2. Describe Winn-Dixie in your own words.

3. Why does Opal’s father agree to let her keep Winn-Dixie?

4. Why do you think Opal’s mother left her and the preacher?

5. What does Opal pray for at he end of chapter 5?

6. Why does Miss Franny Block finally allow Winn-Dixie into the library?

7. What does Opal promise to do so that she can earn Winn-Dixie a red collar and leash from the pet store?

8.  Why doesn’t Opal like Stevie and Dunlap Dewberry?

9. How does Opal finally end up in Gloria Dump’s yard?

10. How has Winn-Dixie helped Opal make new friends?

Just for Fun Blog (JFFB)  What kind of dog do you think Winn-Dixie is? Click on the dog icon to find out interesting facts about dogs. If you owned a dog, what type would it be? What would you name him or her?

10
Feb
2010

Understanding Prejudice Blog

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Look up the meaning of prejudice in the dictionary. There are many instances of prejudice in Because of Winn-Dixie. What characters in the story showed prejudice toward another charcter? Many people have some form of prejudice toward people they don’t know. But prejudice can be dangerous. It can lead to hurtful language and even hate crimes. Gloria Dump tells Opal, “You can’t always judge people by the things they done. You got to judge them by what they are doing now.” Do you think this is good advice?

 

10
Feb
2010

Before Reading the Book

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                                                        Because of Winn Dixie                      

Because of Winn-Dixie is another wonderful book by Kate DiCamillo. Here’s a little about the book.

The summer Opal and her father, the preacher, move to Naomi, Florida, Opal goes into the Winn-Dixie supermarket and comes out with a dog. A big, ugly, suffering dog with a sterling sense of humor that she names Winn-Dixie. 

In this blog, you will write about the story and your responses. You will also explore real websites to help you better understand and enjoy Because of Winn-Dixie. When you see the dog icon below, you will know you are about to set out on a real internet adventure.  The link will take you to sites that you can explore, enjoy, and have fun!                    

                                                 

                                              

 

Your Task: Some of the tasks should be completed before you read the story, some should be completed as you read , and some should be done after you have finished reading the book. Be sure to read the blog carefully and follow the directions, because it will guide you through the book.     

You may work with a partner on the blog and the tasks, but you should read the chapters independently for better comprehension. The CD is available for you to listen to the chapters if you wish.  Are you ready? Here we go!

09
Feb
2010

Bottle Tree Blog

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Gloria Dump shows Opal her bottle tree. Gloria’s tree is full of whisky and beer bottles-”The ghosts of all the things I’ve done wrong,” Gloria Dump says. Blog about 2 things that you or our class has done right this year.

09
Feb
2010

Good Friends Blog

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Over the summer Opal learns a great deal about friendship in Because of Winn-Dixie. Good friends are generous. They help each other out and listen to each other. Think about one of your best friends. What makes this person such a good friend? What can you do to be a good friend? Blog your response.