This Because of Winn-Dixie Body Biography Bundle For Print and Digital is filled with all you need to teach and promote the amazing characters from the timeless novel. Your students will experience the unique approach of using a collaborative poster, Kate DiCamillo’s novel, Because of Winn-Dixie, textual evidence, research, and the body biography project!
** Because of Winn-Dixie Body Biography Bundle includes the digital body biography file. Includes Google Slides for distance learning**
This project can be used any time of the year. The project bundle includes 6 characters from Because of Winn-Dixie. Give your students a relevant and modern experience while promoting the 4 C’s, and achievement. Leave the body biographies up all year long! I adapted the body biography concept to align with citing textual evidence, character traits, research, and inference skills.
★ each poster is a character from the novel. Featuring fun but mature images- appealing to all grades. Black and white/line art for your students to add color and design.
★ Poster is 32 inches high by 10 inches wide. It requires 4 pages each.
★ Reflection Questions for group work.
★ A complete answer key for each character! All the keys are in a separate file you will find in the zip folder.
★ Bonus – characterization pre-planning sheets / graphic organizers for each character!
★ Student handout that explains each part of the body biography project (there are 12 parts).
★ Teacher set up directions, learning objective/learning outcomes, background, tips, and CCSS
Opal (comes with the completed example)
Gloria Dump (comes with the completed example)
What’s the Student Objective?
•Review what is supportive evidence.
•Define the literary term “character trait” and explore how to provide details that support their inferences (apply this skill similar to exploring a fictional text).
•Use the novel, class notes, and web resources to research the character (subject), then cite evidence to find accurate and descriptive word choice.
•Fill out the Because of Winn-Dixie Body Biography graphic organizer/poster.
Group work should promote:
•Intellectual understanding, abilities, and skills.
•Communication, cooperative, and teamwork skills such as planning. management, leadership, and peer support.
•Personal growth (increased self-esteem and self-confidence).
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Directions are clear and explicit.
Danielle Knight Copyright 2021