This week I began reading Wonder to the 4th grade students. We’ll get together each week at the end of their Technology class to read. It’s a perfect opportunity to integrate LA, Social Studies, and counseling terms such as point of view, empathy, acceptance, foreshadowing, metaphors, and geography.
Be sure to ask your 4th grade students what they think of the book so far. It’s going to be Wonderful!
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
“I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.”