Depicting Theme in Because of Winn-Dixie

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Because of Winn Dixie - Theme

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Several themes are present in the novel. Students can pick a theme to explore and should support their choice with specific details or events from the text. One prominent theme is, “friendship”. Throughout the novel, Opal meets members in the community and builds relationships with them.


Friendship

  • The first friend she makes is Winn-Dixie; she takes him home and makes him a part of her family.
  • Later, she meets Otis, a depressed pet store manager, who gives her a job.
  • Opal also befriends Amanda, who she originally thought was “pinch-faced” and not a nice girl.


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Create a storyboard that identifies recurring themes in Because of Winn Dixie. Illustrate instances of each theme and write a short description below each cell.


  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify the theme(s) from Because of Winn Dixie you wish to include and replace the "Theme 1" text.
  3. Create an image for an example that represents this theme.
  4. Write a description of each of the examples.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.

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