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I love pairing up books and movies with some good homeschool lesson plans, don’t you? Reading a book and then watching the movie as a homeschooling project allows us to discuss the differences and similarities (and which one we liked better). We plan on doing this with the Wonder movie and then using some awesome Wonder lesson plans and activities.

Get the book WONDER so you can do some Wonder Lessons! (AFFILIATE)

Wonder is a children’s novel by RJ Palacio. (Isn’t that Wonder book cover fantastic?) The lead character in Wonder, Auggie Pullman, is “an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.”

Auggie is born with a rare condition called mandibulofacial dysostosis, or Treacher Collins Syndrome. The distorted facial features prevented Auggie from attending traditional school and he has been homeschooled. But, in fifth grade, Auggie enrolls in traditional school.

Along with being the new kid, Auggie also encounters different situations due to his condition, including a rumor that touching Auggie will give you the “plague.”



The book then switches from Auggie’s point of view to different perspectives, including Auggie’s sister and different friends, and the things that they are dealing with along with Auggie.

(Grab a tissue because just the Wonder movie trailer will stab you right in the heart!)

Both the Wonder book and Wonder movie provide fantastic study tools that cover so many different topics: bullying, differences, kindness, relationships, and more. Here are some great ways to incorporate both book and movie into your studies for some fun Wonder lesson plans and activities.

Free Wonder Lesson Plans and Worksheets

Plot summary and teacher’s guide to Wonder

Author’s guide for Wonder

Songs and references in the book Wonder

Wonder vocabulary list

Read about the author of Wonder

Learn more about Treacher Collins Syndrome

9 week unit study on Wonder

Another Wonder unit study

We are all wonders writing prompt

Free Wonder mini book

Wonder characters storyboard


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Choose Kind Movement

Get WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE KIND (AFFILIATE)The book Wonder inspired something called the Choose Kind movement. The Choose Kind movement is simple: create and spread more kindness in the world.

Here are some ways to incorporate kindness into your learning:

Ideas for kindness projects

Print Choose Kind bookmarks

Kindness lesson plans (access with free sign-up)

Another kindness lesson plan

Free kindness unit study

Books on Kindness

Get KINDNESS COUNTS (AFFILIATE) Get HAVE YOU FILLED A BUCKET TODAY? (AFFILIATE) Get BEAUTY AND THE WITCH (AFFILIATE)
Get LISTENING WITH MY HEART (AFFILIATE) The Kindness Quilt (AFFILIATE) Get KIDS RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS (AFFILIATE)

Lesson Plans on Bullying

What messages do movies send about bullying?

Speak Up! anti-bullying videos

How can students help a peer who is being bullied? lesson

Understanding needs and feelings lesson

Being reasonable and ethical lesson plans

Books on Bullying

Get 8 KEYS TO END BULLYING workbook (AFFILIATE) Get STICK UP FOR YOURSELF (AFFILIATE) Get Brave Spreads Love Wherever He Goes: Books About Bullying & Self-Esteem for Kids (Multicultural Children's Books, Self-Esteem Books for kids, Peace Books for Kids, Personalized Kids Books) (AFFILIATE)
Get JUICE BOX BULLY: EMPOWERING KIDS TO STAND UP FOR OTHERS (AFFILIATE) Get STAND IN MY SHOES: KIDS LEARNING ABOUT EMPATHY (AFFILIATE) Get LLAMA LLAMA AND THE BULLY GOAT (AFFILIATE)

Wonder Lessons, Activities, and Crafts

Put on a Wonder play

Make your own Wall of Precepts

Paint a personal kindness sunshine ray

Create a kindness paper chain



Do a ripple effect experiment

Use a beach ball for book discussion

Send kindness postcards

Read Wonder Books
Get AUGGIE & ME THREE WONDER STORIES (AFFILIATE)  Get WONDER (Film Cover) (AFFILIATE) Get WE ARE ALL WONDERS (AFFILIATE)
Get 365 DAYS OF WONDER (AFFILIATE) Get the WONDER JOURNAL (AFFILIATE)Get Choose Kind Journal: Do One Wonderful Thing Every Day (A Wonder Journal) (AFFILIATE)


THEME LESSONS: TRY THESE NEXT

JUMANJI LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES (BOOK AND MOVIE)

32 PADDINGTON BEAR LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES (BOOK AND MOVIE)

WRINKLE IN TIME LESSON PLANS AND PROJECT IDEAS (MOVIE AND BOOK)

60 PETER RABBIT ACTIVITIES AND LESSON PLANS (MOVIE AND BOOK)

COCO MOVIE LESSON PLANS

FERDINAND THE BULL ACTIVITIES AND LESSONS (MOVIE AND BOOK)


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Jacqueline Wilson is a writer, mom, wife, homeschool super freak and #1 Bestselling Author of It's Homeschooling, Not Solitary Confinement. She has been featured at Huffington Post, Parenting Magazine, Redbook, Kiwi Magazine, Fox News, and more. She is a discriminating sock monkey enthusiast and has a small collection of rescued pets. One more and she gets a free set of steak knives.

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