Wonder movie activity sheets help kids spread kindness. This brilliant, sensitive story, narrated not only by august, but also by his older sister, his classmates, and other kids in his life, takes an insightful look at how one persons differences can affect the lives of so many others. Throughout the novel, auggie constantly fights to be known for something other than the way he looks. Palacio tells the story of a 10yearold boy, who was born with distorted facial. His face may appear strange and frightening, but on the inside he is no different from any other kid. Palacio book is a perfect back to school book and this companion is jam packed with printables, activities, a fun writing craftivity, collaborative posters, a wonder student award, and notes of love and kindness that will help you maintain high levels of rigor and fun as you use the book were all wonders to promote acceptance and kindness in your classroom and school. Teacher guide to wonder how might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning. Frank, powerful, warm and often heartbreaking, wonder is a book youll read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page. Palacio wonder is a childrens novel by raquel jaramillo, under the pen name of r. Even auggie says about his deformity, i wont describe what i look like. In addition to reading, discussing, and writing about the book and its themes, 7th graders engaged in cross. Independent, critical thinking is at the heart of a free society, and adolescence is the time to develop those skills. Consequently, most of the authors and publishers resources are directed toward discussing the books with children or young adults.
Palacio lesson plans and teaching resources wonder by r. Mar 21, 2014 this feature is not available right now. As to kill a mockingbird talks about racism, wonder talks about being bullied, all with the same childhood innocence. Dec 19, 2014 student made book talk of wonder by rj palacio. Julian doesnt want anyone at school to like auggie. He is courageous, funny, helpful, and considerate a great friend to anyone who gets to know him. Palacio, about a little boy who has never attended public school because of facial differences.
Palacio and meg medina talk to maria russo, the times childrens books editor, about being and choosing not to be a latina author. Keep track of homework, upcoming tests, and big projects using this colorful planner. The fall steam unit in 7th grade was based on the book wonder by r. August pullman has been homeschooled due to some complicated health issues related to a dramatic craniofacial abnormality and the rigorous surgery schedule that comes with it. Palacio has 26 books on goodreads with 1032475 ratings. So i was psyched to discover these free printable wonderthemed activity sheets pdf that bring the themes of the book to life, helping kids cultivate kindness and self. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new. Julian embodies what via said to auggie early on in the book. But what questions should you ask to encourage reflection. Wonder the movie wonder is based on the book by the same name, and tells the story of august pullman who was born with facial differences. Palacios inspirational novel wonder has been spreading the message of. This will be a book that will be taught in schools for many years to come. It is a wonderful book that i really enjoyed and i know that many people will love it too. The powerpoint includes an unpacked common core studentfriendly learning objective.
Palacio lesson plans and teaching resources free english learning. What does jack learn through his friendship and betrayal of auggie. How does auggie overcome his crippling shyness and selfloathing. Random house childrens books has released a raft of new products inspired by author r. Palacio and it has all the hallmarks of a modern classic. Palacio wrote wonder after an incident where her son noticed a girl with a severe facial difference and started to cry. Thank you, some wellorganised and quality resources. Palacio, was one of the best, most touching books i. I was with my two sons, and we found ourselves in close proximity to a little girl with severe facial differences.
Pairing up the book and movie wonder with some wonder activities and lesson plans is awesome way to add fun to. Reinforce the messages from the book by hanging up these quotes around your classroom. Palacio is an american writer who lives in new york city. Julian is the only character who does not learn a lesson about kindness at the end of this book. The story focuses on the life of a young 10yearold boy by the name of august pullman. As i said, there are important lessons to be learned here. Teach your students to choose kind with this educators guide inspired by r. Palacio wrote wonder after an incident where she and her threeyearold son were waiting in line to buy ice cream. Wonder by rj palacio, is about a boy, auggie, who faces bullying and misunderstanding on a regular basis, due to a disfiguring genetic condition. It is based on the book of the same name, written by r. Palacio this set of lesson plans consists of approximately 104 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials. June survival guide wonder activities, wonder novel, survival guide. Her previous profession was as a book jacket designer, although she did not design the cover of her novel, wonder.
Whats the difference between kindness and just being nice, and why does it matter. Includes plot summary, essential questions, a character map, themes, symbols, more. He was born with a facial deformity, which brings its own challenges to the young boys life. Palacio is juvenile fiction, written with a target audience of kids from 8 to years old. Palacios were all wonders and aligned to common core standards. He is very mean and tries to make auggie feel bad about himself.
This book was a new york times bestseller, and has won the hearts of millions. Palacio about august pullman, a tenyearold boy who suffers from severe birth defects, as he navigates school life august begins attending school. Auggie suffers from a condition that distorts his face, making him an object of ridicule among his peers. The theme, or main idea, for wonder is dont judge a book by its cover.
Feb 15, 2018 were all huge fans of rj palacios wonder and the 2017 wonder movie that the book inspired. Even though hed like to think of himself as an ordinary kid, auggie pullman knows he isnt. Fans as in, we all sobbed into our popcorn bowls and loved every minute. Auggie grew up in a home with his parents, older sister via and his loyal dog daisy. Plot summary and teachers guide to wonder wonder book study guide freepdf authors guide for wonder and other resources wonder novel study guide songs and references in the book wonder. Wonder vocabulary list great for a wonder movie guide. Palacio tells the story of auggie, a tough, sweet, 10yearold boy, who was born with distorted facial features a craniofacial difference caused by an anomaly in his dna.
She designed covers for both fiction and nonfiction books, for both famous and novice authors. Students will practice analyzing the specific use of words by the author and the impact these word choices have on the meaning and tone of the text. Week, where we try to overcome prejudices held against the way we look, i am really happy to have r. Palacio newbery 20 contender for this book talk, you are going to be the main character, auggie, but youll wear a bag any bag as long as you can seebreathe over your head for the entire book talk. The first part of the book is from auggies perspective and describes his transition from homeschooling to a private school. Have your students take on the perspective of different characters from the best selling novel, wonder, by r. Were all wonders writing assignment wonder book, writing. Since wonder is a book, it is challenging to get an honest idea of the troubles august has. Even though hed like to think of himself as an ordinary kid, auggie pullman. Now, in partnership with, facing history has created a curriculum for wonder that explores topics such as inclusion and exclusion, difference, and multiple points of view.
After your students finish wonder, youll definitely want to build on the momentum of their reading and encourage them to talk and write about what they just read in a way that furthers their understanding of the books themes. Inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids. This time around were thrilled to introduce wonder by r. Thank you, very wellorganized and very useful resource. Auggies classmates treat him in all the ways youd expect real middle school students to.
Our book club selection is a new york times bestseller and soon to be major motion picture from author r. We have 47 wonder lesson plans, wonder worksheets, and more to make a great study unit for students using both the novel by rj palacio and teaching with movies including the popular precepts project. Palacio and meg medina talk diversity and childrens. Comments are turned off autoplay when autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next. This powerpoint contains a minilesson to use with the book wonder by r. Palacio novel study writing activity, poster, group project. Palacio and meg medina talk diversity and childrens books. Palacios bestselling bookand recent julia robertsstarting feature filmwonder. Palacio was inspired to write the book after listening to natalie merchants song wonder, in hopes that her book would teach others a lesson in kindness. But by the time august turns ten, his parents are beginning to think about the big picture a. No matter how likable and friendly auggie is, there will always be those kids who cannot see past his face. Palacio is a graphic designer by day and a writer by night.
Download these free wonder activity sheets and help kids. Wonder is a childrens novel by raquel jaramillo, under the pen name of r. Palacio the one and only ivan by katherine applegate the fault in. Wonder, by rj palacio students write a synonym for the word kind on each letter. In the book wonder, auggies english teacher talks about precepts a general rule. Which characters do you think change the most from the beginning to the end of the story, and why do you think so. The book is far more characterdriven than plotdriven, but that just means it lends itself to some provocative discussion. Throughout the course of the unit, students explored the book and its messages about diversity, empathy, and inclusion through several avenues. Discussion questions and classroom activities for were all wonders. August, nickname auggie is a young new york native.67 1040 88 1203 1135 883 940 368 403 432 237 1540 59 693 733 1065 1144 802 550 1132 581 41 444 1455 875 737 762 441 1422 751 630 1041 476 618 846 287