2 Genre – Realistic Fiction Realistic Fiction has characters and events that are like people and events in real life.
3 Vocabulary Strategy - Suffixes Suppose you are reading and come to a word you don’t know. Does the word have –ful or –al at the end? You can use the suffix to help you figure out the word’s meaning.The suffix –ful can make a word mean “full of ___”, as in careful.The suffix – al can make a word mean “ of or like _____” as in fictional
4 Comprehension Skill - Sequence Events in a story occur in a certain order, or sequence. The sequence of events can be important to understanding a story.Sometimes events in a story can be told out of sequence. Something that happened earlier may be told after something that happened later.
5 Comprehension Strategy - Summarize Good readers summarize. As they read, they pause to sum up the important ideas or events. This helps them to remember the information. As you read, think about the main events that occur.
6 Grand Selecting Memorial Peculiar Positive Prideful Recalls VocabularyGrand Selecting Memorial Peculiar Positive Prideful Recalls
14 What happened in the story BEFORE Opal found Winn-Dixie? She made a new friend.She moved to Naomi, Florida.She took her dog to the library.
15 Where does this story take place? Amanda’s houseAt schoolMiss Franny’s library
16 What was the author’s purpose for writing this story? To entertain us with a funny storyTo tell us what Florida used to be likeTo compare dogs with bears
17 The reader can tell that Miss Franny -- Wanted Amanda to meet OpalLiked spending time with AmandaWas tired of hearing Amanda brag
18 What is the author’s purpose for telling how the men once teased Miss Franny? To show that everyone was trying to find the bearTo explain why Miss Franny was afraid of the bearTo show that people thought the bear story was funny
19 When Miss Franny was like a child, how was she like Amanda? She acted like she knew everythingShe wanted to have a dog for a petShe liked helping the librarian
20 Why did Miss Franny look sad after telling her story? She was scared the bear would come backShe was worried about Winn-DixieShe missed the friends she once had
21 What happened at the same time Amanda walked into the library? Amanda thought she saw a bearWinn-Dixie barked at AmandaMiss Franny and Opal became friends
22 How are Miss Franny and Opal alike? They both like to read, and they are both lonely.
23 What is the most important thing that happened because of Winn-Dixie? Opal made her first friend in Naomi, Florida.