Daily Lessons for Teaching Because of Winn-Dixie

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Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)

Objective

Chapter 1

The students will be able to identify themes throughout the novel.

Lesson

Activities:

• Have the students hold a class debate on the idea that this chapter demonstrates the idea that the theme of loneliness is the key to understanding the underlying developments throughout the book.

• Have the students discuss how they would feel if they were to bring home a dog they had found reeking havoc in a grocery story to their parents. Create a list of what this might impact.

• Have the students work in pairs to create a position statement on how what they think Opal should say to her father when she shows him Winn-Dixie for the first time.

Homework:

Write a paragraph describing what you think will happen when Opal comes home with the dog and no groceries.

Challenge:

Respond in writing: In what way does Opal stand up for those...

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