Because of Winn Dixie - Setting

Updated: 2/9/2021
Because of Winn Dixie - Setting
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Winn Dixie Lesson Plans

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Lesson Plans by Elizabeth Pedro

Because of Winn-Dixie is a charming story about a little girl whose lonely life improves after rescuing and befriending a stray dog. This story warms up any dog lover and touches readers who have experienced loss or sadness in their lives.


Because of Winn-Dixie

Storyboard Description

Because of Winn-Dixie Setting | Have students identify and illustrate the setting of Because of Winn Dixie

Storyboard Text

  • The story takes place in Naomi, Florida, probably sometime in the 1960s. Opal lives with her father in an all adult trailer park.
  • Opal's dad is the preacher at the The Open Arms Baptist Church. It isn't like any other church; it was built inside of an old supermarket! People bring their own lawn chairs to sit in.
  • Opal helps out Otis at Gertrude's Pets so that she can get Winn-Dixie a collar. She loves to bring Winn-Dixie with her, and loves to hear Otis play the guitar for all of the animals; it's as if he puts them into a trance.