Wonder is a must read for fifth graders. Students need to learn empathy and
inclusiveness. They need to learn to be true to themselves, and not bend to
peer pressure in middle school. In my opinion, there is no better book than
Wonder to help students think about being upstanders instead of bystanders.
Studying Mr. Browne’s precepts helps students evaluate their daily
behavior and encourage them to reach high. In this comprehensive packet,
students will use their reading comprehension strategies, while critically
thinking about events, characters, and their reactions in the story. In
addition, students will start to wonder about what the movie will be like,
what parts must be included, how characters should act, etc. There are
differentiated post-reading activities that will help students synthesize and
evaluate their learning, while anticipating what the movie will be like.
When the movie does come out, there are critical questions to help students
compare the book and the movie.