This lesson includes scaffolded analytical writing tasks that provide examples for teaching Common Core writing.
Opal has just moved to a new town in a new state and has no friends yet. Through a series of comic mishaps inadvertently started by her very special dog, Winn-Dixie, opal meets Miss Franny, the town librarian. Opal realizes they have much in common and a friendship is ignited. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys, 2011)
This lesson was created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in basal readers. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the basal reader named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.