Because of Winn-Dixie Games

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

'Because of Winn-Dixie' is a fun read about little girl and her dog. These game will prompt students' knowledge about the book's character's while familiarizing them with the state of Florida.

Because of Winn Dixie Character Game

Students will be able to identify the main characters when given quotes and character traits from Because of Winn Dixie.


  • Computer
  • Presentation software


Before class starts, type each quote or character trait below in a presentation on separate slides. Enter the name of the character on a separate slide, as well. During class, if you have equal boys and girls, separate them by gender, this will make the game more competitive. If you don't have equal boys and girls, simply separate the class in half.

Tell the groups they're going to play a Because of Winn Dixie character game; you will show the information on the screen and the group must guess the character. If group A answers correctly, they will receive 10 points. If they get it wrong, they will lose 10 points and group B can steal and receive the 10 points. If group B answers incorrectly, they will not lose 10 points and will receive a new question. Tell students, if they have zero points and get a question wrong, they can go negative, which makes the game more exciting.

  • Prefers animals rather than people - Otis
  • Her first name is India - Opal
  • 'You can only love what you've got while you've got it' - Gloria Dump
  • The person who teaches Opal about her great-grandfather - Ms. Franny Block
  • 'She packed her bags and left us, and she didn't leave one thing behind' - Preacher
  • Ten-year-old who misses her mother - Opal
  • He was jailed for punching a cop - Otis
  • 'He came in and lay down with a ''huummmppff'' and a sigh, right at Miss Franny's feet' - Winn Dixie
  • 'Thank God your mama left me you' - Preacher
  • Uses old alcohol bottles to remind her of her past - Gloria Dump
  • They look like two identical bald-headed babies - The Dewberry brothers
  • Cute little five-year-old who loves hair bows - Sweetie Pie Thomas
  • Lonely because her brother Carson died - Amanda
  • Survived the Civil War, but lost all of his immediate family members to the war - Littmus
  • Left India and the preacher due to many problems including drinking - Opal's mother
  • Invites Miss Franny to be friends with her - Opal

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