Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, Discussion Task

Discussion Task

Students will discuss the exemplar text in depth with their teacher and their classmates, performing activities that result in a close reading of DiCamillo’s story.  The goal is to foster student confidence when encountering complex text and to reinforce the skills they have acquired regarding how to build and extend their understanding of a text. A general principle is to always reread the passage that provides evidence for the question under discussion. This gives students another encounter with the text, helping them develop fluency and reinforcing their use of text evidence.

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