A Teacher’s Guide for Grades 4-6:

Wonder

Wonder introduces us to the unforgettable and exceptional August Pullman, a smart and funny fifth grader with a severe craniofacial difference. The story traces his sometimes challenging, sometimes heartwarming journey through his first year attending school. We chose this novel for its thoughtful attention to some powerful social and emotional themes: empathy, kindness, resilience, bullying, friendship, and family. While Wonder is a story about a one-of-a-kind kid, this curriculum will help students build connections between Auggie’s inspiring story and their own.

 

Wonder introduces us to the unforgettable and exceptional August Pullman, a smart and funny fifth grader with a severe craniofacial difference. The story traces his sometimes challenging, sometimes heartwarming journey through his first year attending school. We chose this novel for its thoughtful attention to some powerful social and emotional themes: empathy, kindness, resilience, bullying, friendship, and family. While Wonder is a story about a one-of-a-kind kid, this curriculum will help students build connections between Auggie’s inspiring story and their own.

Author: R. J. Palacio

Our Reading with Relevance teacher’s guide breaks the novel into a series of thoughtful lesson plans. Each lesson is designed to support you to meaningfully explore the social and emotional themes of the day’s reading with your students, inspiring them to read deeply, think critically, talk openly, and write reflectively about topics that matter.

This teacher’s guide includes:

  • A facilitator’s guide with tips and resources for implementing the curriculum.
  • A map of Common Core Standards addressed through this program.
  • Fifteen individual lesson plans, including vocabulary, discussion questions, journal prompts, extension activities, and all handouts.
  • Two assessments to monitor student progress throughout the program.
  • Regular checkpoints to help teachers assess their students’ progress on ELA standards.
  • A culminating essay-writing unit.
  • An appendix with additional teaching resources and activities to continue exploring this novel.

Pages: 96
Dimensions: 8.5” x 11”

$150.00