Allusions, Google Expedition to the Moon, and "Write Around" Strategy using R.J. Palacio's Wonder
Originally planned for a 9-12 special education small group English class, this could work for a middle school class as well. To be used with R. J. Palacio's novel, Wonder and Google Expeditions, it's a lesson involving allusions and a "Write Around" Strategy. After reviewing allusions and all the references made about space, Star Wars, E.T. , our class will travel to the Moon, using Google Expeditions. Then, we'll review characteristics and what we know about the following characters: Auggie, Via, Jack, and Justin. Using the "Write Around" Strategy, students will write a descriptive 8-sentence paragraph about their experience on the moon from the perspective of one those characters. This strategy has one student start off the paragraph, then passes it along to the next student for the next sentence. It rotates around until all 8 sentences are written.


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Created: Mar 15, 2017

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