Because of Winn-Dixie
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Author: Kate DiCamillo

Subject: Lonely girl adopts scruffy dog; single father

Setting: Naomi, Florida, USA, contemporary

Description:
Ten-year-old, motherless Opal goes into a supermarket to buy groceries and comes out with a mangy but otherwise irresistible dog. The friendly dog enables Opal to make new friends among the eccentric but lovable residents in the new town to which she and her father have moved.

Lexile Measure: 610
Grade Level: 4
Genre: Fiction
Sub-Genre: Realistic
Gender of Main Character: Girl

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In the story, Opal says that everything that happened to her that summer was because of Winn-Dixie, the dog she found at the supermarket. Think about a person or pet that had an effect on your life. Write about a person or pet that influenced your life in some way.

A gentle, friendly animal can be a source of strength and a good listener for a lonely child. In the story, we discover a lot about Opal and her situation as she talks to her dog Winn-Dixie. Write a paragraph describing Opal's life at the time the story takes place.


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