Identify family members or neighbors who seem isolated and lonely. Write a report on a community service that addresses the needs of the elderly, alcoholics, or single-parent families. Write a paragraph based on a meeting in an unusual setting. Research a "bottle-tree." Find out how many different cultural interpretations there may be. Choose your favorite candy, and report the history and making of it. The title of the novel suggests the theory of cause and effect. Do an interview with that person, and write about what you learn. Study this theory, and write a report on one cause/ effect that particularly interests you. This could relate to science, history, psychology, people, and/or relationships. Miss Franny tells of the military service of her ancestor.
In what way does the author interweave the them of loneliness throughout the novel? Which characters seem to display emotional isolation? Are there any characters who do not seem to be lonely? In what ways does the character of Opal stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves? How does Opal feel about about her mother's abandonment at the beginning of the novel?
"Because of Winn-Dixie" revolves around friendship. Beginning with a lonely Opal India who finds a kindred soul in a stray dog and takes him home, the theme of friendship is prevalent throughout. Opal is a kind-hearted young girl, her loneliness is remedied by the friendly dog whom she adopts and names Winn-Dixie. Winn-Dixie becomes her companion and support in a strange new town. Together they keep each other safe, happy and make friends wherever they go. The two of them have a strong inseparable bond and heal one another demonstrating the power of friendship.
was author Kate Di Camillo's first novel, published in 2000. While it is a work of fiction, a large part of it is based on Di Camillo's own life. In her Scholastic website biography, Di Camillo states that as a child she and her mother moved from Philadelphia to a town in Florida similair to the one in which this novel takes place. Instead of feeling out of place, however, Di Camillo fell "madly in love" with her new home, and uses it as a source of inspiration in her work. Winn-Dixie, the title character and young Opal's dog, is loosely based on Di Camillo's own childhood dog, a standard poodle named Nanette.
Every reference to Gloria's house mentions the wild and overgrown nature of her yard. There were flowers and vegetables and trees and vines." Opal describes Gloria Dump's yard giving it the air of magic and witchiness that the Dewberry boys were always attributing to Gloria herself.
Because of Winn Dixie is a heart warming tale of a young girl that encounters a dog in a grocery store. She is new in town and with the help of the dog, that her dad lets her keep, she gets to know everyone and become friends with them. It doesn't have the perfect ending, but it does have a great one. This book portrays the genre of a realistic fiction by the actors, the scenery, the events, and the plot. The characters resemble real people in every aspect.
The instructional materials for Journeys Grade 3 do not meet expectations for alignment. While the materials partially meet expectations for Gateway 1, they do not meet expectations for Gateway 2. The Grade 3 materials partially meet the expectations for text quality and complexity and alignment to the standards. While some literary texts included in materials are of quality, informational texts are often short and lack engaging, content-area vocabulary. Though there are text dependent questions to accompany each anchor and supporting text, students are seldom asked to draw their own conclusions or inferences.