Because of Winn Dixie Study Guide Bundle


Blackbird & Co. integrated literature and writing study guides are designed to develop habits of thought and habits of work when used consistently over time. Daily activities teach students to read thoughtfully and write meaningfully. Students will study characters, setting, plot, vocabulary, comprehension, responsive writing, discussion, and extension activities.


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Story Summary

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 dog she dubs Winn-Dixie. Winn-Dixie is better at making friends than anyone Opal has ever known.Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal learns to let go, just a little, and that friendship–and forgiveness–can sneak up on you like a sudden summer storm.

Grade Level

Our Level 2 Literature and Writing Study Guide for Because of Winn Dixie is recommended for elementary (grades 3-5) students.

Study Guide Elements

Because of Winn Dixie – Study Guide covers the following topics

  • Reading Proficiency
  • Writing Proficiency
  • Writer’s Voice Development
  • Critical Thinking
  • Note Taking
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Literary Response
  • Discussion
  • Extension activities and hands-on projects

This study guide is meant to be completed in 5 weeks.

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We recommend placing students based on writing ability rather than reading ability. Most students tend to read better than they write, so placing them a little lower gives opportunity for writing to catch up and then advance along with reading.

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Additional information

Weight1.5 lbs
Dimensions11 × 8.5 × 1 in