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Characters in Because of Winn-Dixie: Making Lists of Ten
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions plus independent reading time|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
- Board/Chart paper and writing instruments
- Additional texts for students to read and analyze
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Flip Book is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long. Students and teachers can use the flip book for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating question and answer booklets.
- Three Elements of Characterization
- List of things about Opal's mother
- List of things about Winn-Dixie
- Bookmark Template
- Example Bookmark
- Using the Flip Book Handout
- What is Character? (optional)
- Sample Character Traits (optional)
- Before beginning this lesson plan, students should read and discuss Because of Winn-Dixie or listen to the text as part of a class read-aloud.
- Make copies of the Three Elements of Characterization handout, list of things about Opal's mother and Winn-Dixie, Bookmark Template, and Example Bookmark.
- Test the Flip Book on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.