Ordinary or Extraordinary?
Reading Level: GLE: 4.8
Teachers: Here are some resources to help you to use this book in your classroom...
- Blog: This fantastic blog has links to this teacher's presentation during his read aloud of Wonder. He makes some great observations and asks some awesome questions.
- This is a very new book, published this year which makes it difficult to find quality web resources, if you found one and would like to share please leave a comment with the resource in it, thanks!
Vocabulary: Here are some words I picked out... ordinary, extraordinary, anomalies, hindsight, aversion, biracial, phony, sympathetic, inclusion, hypocrite, fluke, taciturn, prude
Discussion: Auggie has a facial deformity like not many people have ever seen before. What do you think your reaction to him would be? What is the kind of reaction you should have to something or someone that is different from what you are used to? (This type of a discussion can get tough, but is something that students should begin to discuss with each other and understand.)
Journal: Has anyone ever treated you differently based on how you look? If so how did it feel? If not, imagine what it would feel like.
Discussion: Why do you think the author chose to write this book in different points of view? Are there any points of view you feel are missing right now that are important to the story?
Journal: How do you think your life would be different if you were like Auggie?
Discussion: Why do you think Mr. Tushman chose Auggie to receive the Henry Ward Beecher medal?
Journal: Choose a precept from the list at the back of the book. Write about what you think it means. Create your own precept.
Palacio, R. J. (2012). Wonder. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
Happy Reading (& Running) =)