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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 movie Wonder.
Wonder is a children’s novel by RJ Palacio. It is about a boy named Auggie Pullman, “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 trailer will stab you right in the heart!)
Both the Wonder book and movie provide fantastic study tools that cover so many different topics: bullying, differences, kindness, relationships, and more. Here are some great ways to incorporate the book and movie into your studies.
Free Wonder Lesson Plans and Worksheets
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Choose Kind Movement
Here are some ways to incorporate kindness into your learning:
Kindness lesson plans (access with free sign-up)
Books on Kindness
Lesson Plans on Bullying
Books on Bullying
Wonder Activities and Crafts
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