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Because of Winn-Dixie Holes
Esperanza Rising
Chasing Vermeer
In this Flashlight Readers session, students build their knowledge of literary elements by participating in activities related to the Newbery Honor book Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. Students develop an understanding of plot, character, setting, and theme as well as the writing process all while having fun.

General Objectives

Students will:

  • Create a scrapbook featuring characters from the story
  • Play a reading comprehension maze game based on the story's plot and themes
  • Listen and read along with a slideshow of drafts narrated by the author
  • Communicate with the author through a moderated chat
  • Learn about the author and her writing process