Because of Winn Dixie is a story about a little girl who moves to a new town with her father. She takes a trip to the grocery store and finds this stray dog. She decides to save him and take him home. Throughout the story she ends up being loved and becoming good friends with people in the community. When reading this in my classroom, I would like to do a book study/interactive notebook. As the class reads through the story together, they could break up into groups and fill out some charts and notes about the chapters.