Because of Winn-Dixie Compiled by Terry Sams PES By Kate DiCamillo Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes Visit the Author
Study Skills • Genre: Realistic Fiction • Comprehension Skill: Sequence • Comprehension Strategy: Summarize • Comprehension Review Skill: Author’s purpose • Vocabulary: Suffixes
Genre: Realistic Fiction • InRealistic Fictionthe 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.
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.
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.
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
Question of the WeekPg. 18-19 • What experiences bring diverse people together?
Vocabulary Skill –Word Structure : Suffixes • The suffix –fulmeans “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.”
Comprehension Review Skill • Author’s Purposeis the author’s reason or reasons for writing this story. • Authors don’t 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.
Day 2-Question of the Day – Pg. 22-33 • Can an elderly librarian and a little girl really be friends?
Day 3-Question of the Day – Pg. 22-35 • What do Miss Franny and Opal have in common?
Day 4-Question of the Day - Pg. 36-39 • Why might it cause problems when people move into black bears’ home territory?
Weekly Fluency Check -Tone of VoiceTE 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 let’s reread the last two paragraphs.
Research/Study Skill –Map/Globe/Atlas TE 39L • A mapis an illustration of a place. It could be a drawing of your yard or a solar system. • A map’s legend contains a compass rose showing direction, a scale showing distance, and a key showing symbols on the map and what they represent.
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.
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 don’t have long to go,” he meant he didn’t 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 • Find the idiom on page 29. http://www.funbrain.com/funbrain/idioms/ http://www.englishdaily626.com/idioms.php
Review Questions • 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?
Fun Stuff • More on Winn-Dixie • Web Quest • Spelling Hangman • Spelling Words in ABC Order • More on Maps • Even More on Maps
Vocabulary- Say It! memorial prideful recalls peculiar grand positive selecting
More Words to Know attention kindness understanding consisted friendless diversity
grand excellent; very good
memorial helping people to remember a person, thing, or event
peculiar strange; unusual
positive without doubt; sure
prideful overly proud of oneself; vain
recalls calls back to mind; remembers
consisted was made up of
friendless without friends
understanding comprehension; knowledge
attention care and thoughtfulness; consideration
kindness treatment that does good, rather than harm; gentleness
selecting picking out; choosing