Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, is an outstanding new novel about a little boy called August trying to fit into a new life at school. It’s a perfect book for Year 5 and 6 children to delve into topics to do with bullying, kindness, prejudice, transition to secondary and character curriculum traits such as empathy, altruism, courage and inclusion. It’s become a hit motion picture and is currently in cinemas!
This pack contains 8 weeks worth of reading lessons focusing entirely on reading skills. Each week is broken down into the following:
Fluency, Intonation and Expression
Vocabulary and Context Clues
Recording and Retrieval
The skills focus on a range of chapters and also includes a bonus week looking at Space Oddity by David Bowie. (This also includes a short assessment with answers.)
A weekly lesson plan is provided, as well as a clear structure to lessons and a guide on how much of the book to read with the class and when. All you need is a copy of the book and away you go!