Louisiana’s Way Home Review + Study

Louisiana’s Way Home is a sweet, poignant story of a young girl who learns the values of forgiveness.

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Louisiana’s Way Home

I loved Kate Dicamillo’s previous novels, so I was excited to start Louisiana’s Way Home. I was not disappointed! Louisiana’s grandmother wakes her up in the middle of the night, telling her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they must leave immediately. 

As she and Granny find herself in a motel, Granny suddenly abandons her and leaves her a mysterious letter. Slowly, Louisiana begins to learn the importance of moving on from your past and the power of forgiveness.

Louisiana’s Way Home was heartwarming and sweet. It’s clearly told from LOUISIANA’S perspective and feels like Louisiana is in your home telling you her story. Louisiana is quirky, smart, and strong. She’s a very likable character. The character development as the events unfold is beautiful and witty.

In this book study, there are 40 page of discussion, writing, quizzes, and activities in this packet! 

  • Pre Reading Questions
  • Discussion Questions
  • Writing Prompts
  • 7 Comprehension Quizzes (multiple choice with free response)
  • 10 Vocab Lists (fill in the blank: synonyms, antonyms, definition)
  • Crossword Puzzle
  • Matching Quiz
  • Word List for Crossword/Matching
  • Cover Analysis
  • The Curse of Sundering Analysis
  • Themes
  • Traits of Louisiana
  • Character Analysis on Granny, Burke, and others
  • Louisiana vs Other Characters
  • Pinocchio vs Louisiana (venn diagram)
  • You vs Louisiana (venn diagram)
  • Betsy Allen vs Blue Fairy (venn diagram)
  • Quotes
  • Who Am I? Activity
  • Louisiana, Florida, and Georgia Worksheets

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