Creating Reading Memories With Because of Winn-Dixie
Kate DiCamillo’s novel Because of Winn-Dixie has quickly become one of my favorite books. We start the year by reading this story of friendship and belonging. To spice up the reading, I created a lapbook that allows students to show their creativity while they learn. At the end of the third week of school, I reward my class for their hard work with a Because of Winn-Dixie Day. It is a grand celebration that my students talk about the rest of the year.