Saturday, April 24, 2010
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
India Opal just moved to a small town in Florida with her father who is a local preacher. Opal is a lonely girl whose mother left them when she was just three years old and a father more focused on charity work. When Opal finds Winn Dixie at the local market, her life begins to change. She slowly begins to make new friends and find a nice life in her new town.
I read this with my language arts students and I used the teachers guide as we went. The students really loved the book and we had a lot of really great discussions about the book. When we finished, we watched the movie version. The movie was great and very close to the book.