Because of Winn-Dixie Novel Study

This page has printable worksheets to use with the Kate DiCamillo's novel, Because of Winn-Dixie. Activities include reading comprehension questions, a word search puzzle, literature circle sheets, and vocabulary printables.

Chapters 1-5
This worksheet has eight reading comprehension questions that students can answer after reading the first five chapters of the book.
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This matching worksheet has vocabulary words for chapters 1 through 5. Words include skidded, constellation, missionary, fortunate, muttering,insulted, congregation, and potluck.
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Chapters 6-10
This worksheet has eight short answer and multiple choice questions for chapters 6 through 10.
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This activity has vocabulary words for chapters 6 through 10. Words include trembling, peculiar, irritating, green thumb, and trustworthy.
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This picture shows a bird on top of Winn-Dixie's head. Students write a few sentences to describe what's happening in the picture.
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Chapters 11-15
After reading chapters 11-15, students can answer these eight reading comprehension questions.
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Students write the missing letters in the puzzle. Word list: ignorant, imitated, whimpering, charming, and routine.
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Chapters 16-20
This printable worksheet has MC and short answer questions for chapters 16 through 20 of the book.
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Look up the definition for each underlined word and write it in the space provided. List: sensation, idle, sorrow, and invent.
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Chapters 21-26
Answer these comprehension questions after reading chapters 21 through 26 of the novel.
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Match each vocabulary word with its definition. Word list includes: strummed, complicated, appreciated, gentle, myths, swollen, swayed, and frilly.
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Students write a few sentences to describe the scene in the picture. The illustration shows a girl with a flashlight.
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Whole Book
These multiple choice, short answer, and matching questions can be used after reading Because of Winn-Dixie. This can be used as a review activity or a quiz.
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Tell which character is speaking for each quotation from the book.
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Can you find the hidden words in the puzzle. Words include India Opal, Winn-Dixie, thunderstorm, preacher, lozenge, library, pet store, sorrow, Amanda, Gloria, and Otis.
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Because of Winn-Dixie graphics on a set of four bookmarks.
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Literature Circles
The question leader writes open-ended questions for the assigned chapters.
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The summarizer writes a brief overview of what they've read.
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The illustrator draws a scene from the assigned chapters and shares the picture with the group.
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The word wizard's job is to find three unique or challenging words from the assigned reading and define them.
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The RLC's job is to make connections between events in the novel and things that happen in real life.
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This can be used as a cover page for your literature circle packet.
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