Discover the truth behind the saying, never judge a book by its cover, with this tale about identity. Develop higher-level critical thinking skills with the use of Bloom's Taxonomy. Demonstrate understanding by describing Auggie's experience in the cafeteria on the first day of school. Apply understanding by Interviewing fellow students about what they thought of the novel. Use these reviews along with a blurb of the book to create a new version of the back cover. Analyze details from the text to explain why Auggie changes his mind about going to school. Evaluate the characters by offering explanations to their actions. Aligned to your State Standards, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.
Wonder is the heart-warming tale of a young boy's struggle and acceptance through middle school. August Pullman is not like every other kid. He was born with a rare facial deformity. Because of this and his constant trips to the hospital, Auggie was always homeschooled. That's about to change as he enters middle school for the first time. Things start off rocky as the other kids stare at him, avoid touching him, and even bully him. But Auggie perseveres and manages to make some friends. What's more, he actually really enjoys going to school. Slowly, Auggie manages to tear down the walls at his school and becomes just one of the kids. By the end, he has not only survived middle school, but overcome it. Wonder is a story of one boy's identity and showing how normal he truly is.
Author: Marita Cockburn
Grades: 5, 6
Reading Level: 5-6
Note: Novel sold separately.
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