Because Winn Dixie[1]

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Because Winn Dixie[1]

  1. 1. Because of Winn-Dixie By Kate DiCamillo Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes Visit the Author
  2. 2. Study Skills <ul><ul><li>Genre: Realistic Fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehension Skill: Sequence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehension Strategy: Summarize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehension Review Skill: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Author’s purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary: Suffixes </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><ul><li>In Realistic Fiction the characters speak and act like real people. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The story describes real-life problems and events. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The outcome, or problem resolution, seems to be reasonable. </li></ul></ul>Click on Genre to learn more about different genres and Realistic Fiction.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Comprehension Skill – Sequence <ul><ul><li>Sequence is the order of the events that occur in a story. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can determine the order of events by clue words such as first and next, in the beginning, then, following, after, and finally . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some story events may occur at the same time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other clue words to indicate sequence might be in the beginning, then, following, after, and finally . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other story events, such as flashbacks , are told out of order. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Comprehension Skill - Summarizing <ul><ul><li>A summary is a short statement that tells the main ideas of a selection. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A story summary should tell the goals of the characters, how they try to reach them, and whether they reach them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A summary of an article should tell the main idea, leaving out unnecessary details. </li></ul></ul>Tips on Summarizing
  7. 7. Vocabulary Skill – Word Structure : Suffixes <ul><ul><li>The suffix – ful means “full of.” For example, pridef ul means “full of pride.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The suffix –ly means “in a way that is.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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.” </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Comprehension Review Skill <ul><ul><li>Author’s Purpose is the author’s reason or reasons for writing this story. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authors don’t usually tell you this. You have to figure the reasons out. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It might be to inform or teach, to entertain, to express their feelings, and to persuade or convince you. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Review Questions <ul><ul><li>What do you think it means to be called a “know-it-all”? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What makes Miss Franny sad after telling the story of the bear? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why did Winn Dixie stand up at the window? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In what ways are Opal and Miss Franny alike? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What kind of attitude does Amanda Wilkinson have when she comes into the library ? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Fun Stuff <ul><ul><li>More on Winn-Dixie </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Vocabulary- Say It! memorial prideful recalls peculiar grand positive selecting
  12. 12. More Words to Know attention kindness understanding consisted friendless diversity
  13. 13. grand excellent; very good
  14. 14. memorial helping people to remember a person, thing, or event
  15. 15. peculiar strange; unusual
  16. 16. positive without doubt; sure
  17. 17. prideful overly proud of oneself; vain
  18. 18. recalls calls back to mind; remembers
  19. 19. consisted was made up of
  20. 20. diversity differences
  21. 21. friendless without friends
  22. 22. understanding comprehension; knowledge
  23. 23. attention care and thoughtfulness; consideration
  24. 24. kindness treatment that does good, rather than harm; gentleness
  25. 25. selecting picking out; choosing
  26. 26. You will smell peculiar odors at the zoo!
  27. 27. You will smell peculiar odors at the zoo!
  28. 28. I hope you can recall your lunch number when you are in line.
  29. 29. I hope you can recall your lunch number when you are in line.
  30. 30. Are you really positive of that answer?
  31. 31. Are you really positive of that answer?
  32. 32. The soup consisted of beans and ham.
  33. 33. The soup consisted of beans and ham.
  34. 34. Do you need help in selecting your library books?
  35. 35. Do you need help in selecting your library books?
  36. 36. Winn-Dixie was all alone and friendless.
  37. 37. Winn-Dixie was all alone and friendless .
  38. 38. Do you know anyone that acts like a prideful person?
  39. 39. Do you know anyone that acts like a prideful person?
  40. 40. Miss Franny thought that would be a grand idea!
  41. 41. Miss Franny thought that would be a grand idea!
  42. 42. Have you ever visited the Lincoln Memorial?
  43. 43. Have you ever visited the Lincoln Memorial ?

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