Because of Winn Dixie is such an amazing story! I enjoyed the book just as much as I did watching the movie. Haha! The book is about a little girl and her preacher father. They have moved to a small town and one day while the girl was grocery shopping in, you guessed it, Winn Dixie, he rescues a dog that was in the store causing trouble. She takes the dog home and tries her best to convince her dad to let her keep the dog. I believe this book could be read in classrooms of 3rd to 5th grade. The actual reading level of the book is 3.9. A way that I could se this book in my classroom is to ntroduce summarizing and predicting. After each chapter I could have the students turn and talk or write in their journals about what they think would happen next or to have them summarize the chapter just read.