Need Wonder activities for your classroom or home school Wonder teaching resources? We have Wonder lesson plans, Wonder worksheets, and more ideas for book projects, kindness activities for middle school, and diversity lessons to make a great study unit for students using both the novel by RJ Palacio and teaching with movies (including the popular precepts project!).
WONDER ACTIVITIES BASED ON THE BOOK AND MOVIE
There are enough Wonder resources here for you to complete a theme study unit around the book and movie and more! A novel study for Wonder is a fun and easy end of year project, too! Here’s how to teach Wonder in fun ways with Wonder book activity ideas!
Creative Wonder Activity Ideas Kids Will Love
- Do a Wonder Precepts project (great for Wonder literature unit – get Wonder final project ideas below)
- Create with some fun Wonder writing prompts / Wonder journal prompts
- Brainstorm Wonder book cover ideas and create your own book cover
- Do a We’re All Wonders activity craft
- Complete a compare and contrast for the book vs wonder movie worksheets pdf (great for Wonder lesson plans 5th grade / Wonder lesson plans 6th grade and up!)
- Do a character study on Wonder Auggie (or any other novel character / movie character) with a Wonder movie worksheet or Wonder character analysis worksheet
- Create Wonder art
- Do a Fill A Bucket activity to understand how words and actions affect others
- Create your own Wonder poster art
- Work on bullying activities for Wonder pre reading activities
- Get a Wonder novel unit pdf to go with your lessons (see below for more Wonder activities free resources)
- Write a Wonder by RJ Palacio summary for a Wonder book report project
Keep scrolling for more ideas for Wonder, including Wonder activities pdf printables (Wonder worksheets pdf), lessons for the book / Wonder book worksheets, Wonder prompts and crafts, and more Wonder novel study free resources, and Wonder scheme of work and Wonder novel activities! (There’s a Wonder book study guide free link below, so don’t miss it!)
If you have good novel study project ideas or Wonder teachers tips, let us know and we’ll add them to our list!
What grade level is the wonder novel study for?
The Wonder novel study uses a casual tone that would likely be suitable for students in upper elementary or middle school, around grades 4-8. The book itself is aimed at a similar age range and is written in a clear, accessible style that is easy to understand. However, it’s worth noting that the complexity of the themes and issues explored in the book may make it more appropriate for older students towards the upper end of this range. Ultimately, the appropriateness of the tone and content will depend on the specific needs and abilities of the students in question.
Wonder Novel Study Activities
Preparing Lesson Plans for Wonder
Pairing up the book and movie Wonder with some Wonder activities and lesson plans is awesome way to add fun to your learning (and what more fun is there than to teach with movies?!).
Reading a book and then watching the movie as a homeschooling project allows us to compare and contrast, as well as opens a deeper discussion on the topic matter.
To save time, we’ve included plot summary, essential questions, character map, themes, worksheets, writing assignments and writing prompts, and discussion questions to explore literary concepts.
Also, students can complete Choose Kind activities, study guides, We’re All Wonders mini book, I Am A Wonder Because, anti-bullying lessons, the Wonder precepts, and MORE!
And, the Wonder movie discussion questions (and the book) provides a range of topics (plenty to keep you busy)!
We plan on doing this with the Wonder movie, reading the book, and then use these Wonder movie activities, book activities, and Wonder book lesson plans to supplement our learning.
But first . . .
What is the lesson of the book Wonder?
Wonder helps students learn to deal with differences and also how to look past the outside of a person, like with Auggie’s Mandibulofacial Dysostosis, which is also known as Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS), and give more attention to what a person is like inside.
What are the main themes in the book Wonder?
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(We’ll get into the free Wonder activities later in the post! SO KEEP SCROLLING!)
Wonder Novel By RJ Palacio: Summary
Wonder is a children’s novel by author RJ Palacio.
(Isn’t that Wonder book cover fantastic?)
What is the main theme of wonder?
The lead character in Wonder, Auggie Pullman, is “an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.”
Auggie is born with was a “craniofacial difference” caused by an anomaly in his DNA by 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 instead.
But, in fifth grade, Auggie enrolls in public 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 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.
While dealing with extraordinary circumstances, Auggie wants nothing more than to be treated as ordinary.
What is the main message in Wonder?
If you’re wondering what is the lesson of Wonder, the main message in Wonder is kindness and the Choose Kind movement, along with diversity and understanding and accepting the differences of others.
(Spoiler Alert–skip this next part if you don’t know already how Wonder ends.)
What is the conclusion of the book Wonder?
Wonder ends with many good things happening to Auggie and the characters of Wonder. Auggie’s mother is touched by how Auggie pulled through his many struggles during his first year of middle school after being homeschooled. Auggie’s mother whispers to him, “You really are a wonder Auggie. You are a wonder.”
Wonder Book Characters
Who are the most important characters in Wonder?
- August “Auggie” Pullman
- Via Pullman
- Isabel Pullman
- Nate Pullman
- Jack Will
- Summer Dawson
- Julian Albans
- Mr. Tushman
What grade is Wonder for?
You may be wondering, Is Wonder a kids’ book? because of the serious topics. The genre of Wonder the book is children’s literature, but is probably good for older elementary students and middle school and up due to some serious topics. (Same for the Wonder film.)
What grade level book is Wonder?
The listed age range for the Wonder book 8-12, or grade levels 3-7. However, the Wonder book activities are for a wide span of ages and even great for Wonder high school lessons!
Learn More About Treacher Collins Syndrome [VIDEO]
Interested in learning more about the condition, what causes Treacher Collins Syndrome, and is there a treatment for treacher collins syndrome?
Check out this real-life Treacher Collins Syndrome wonder!
Wonder Movie Trailer [VIDEO]
If you haven’t seen the Wonder movie yet, 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. You can easily create your own Wonder movie discussion questions for students!
Here are some great ways (47+ activities for the book Wonder actually!) to incorporate both the Wonder book and Wonder movie worksheets and Wonder movie lesson plans into your student studies!
Mix and match to make your own Wonder novel unit study or Wonder lesson plan with all these Wonder project ideas!
Let’s get to the Wonder ideas!
47+ Wonder Lessons, activities for Wonder, Worksheets & Wonder Book Project Ideas
Huge list of free Wonder activities, Wonder classroom activities, and other Wonder ideas for Wonder book lessons / Wonder theme lesson!
Create A Wonder Unit Plan With Fun Resources & Wonder Teacher Resources
Plot summary and teacher’s guide to Wonder and Wonder study guide pdf (Wonder book study guide free / Wonder worksheets free )
Author’s guide for Wonder and other resources (Wonder novel study guide – great for a Wonder teacher guide, too)
Songs and references in the book Wonder
Wonder vocabulary list (Great for a Wonder movie guide, Wonder reading activities, comprehension activities, or Wonder writing activities!)
Read about the author of Wonder, RJ Palacio
Learn more about Treacher Collins Syndrome
Get a 9 week unit study on Wonder (free wonder lesson plans pdf / wonder novel study pdf )
Writing assignments for Wonder: We are all wonders writing prompt
Free Wonder mini book: We Are All Wonders Mini Book (Wonder activity book)
Get a free compare and contrast worksheet (Wonder book vs movie worksheet) and use it for a Wonder movie vs book worksheet
Choose Kind Movement
The Choose Kind movement is simple: create and spread more kindness in the world. The book Wonder inspired something called the Choose Kind movement.
Here are some ways to incorporate kindness into your learning:
Ideas for kindness projects to go with Wonder Theme Lessons
Make kindness rocks (make great Wonder art activities!)
Kindness lesson plans (access with free sign-up)
Acts of Kindness lesson plan
Children’s Books on Kindness
The Berenstain Bears Kindness Counts
Have You Filled A Bucket Today? Book (I love this to go with Wonder writing ideas for any age!)
Wonder 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
Children’s Books on Bullying
Stick Up For Yourself!
The Juice Box Bully Empowering Kids To Stand Up for Others
Stand In My Shows Kids Learning About Empathy
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat
Wonder Lesson Plans, Activities, and Crafts
Paint a personal kindness sunshine ray
Use a beach ball for a Wonder book discussion
Wonder Movie Questions For Students
Use these for Wonder comprehension questions (Wonder reading comprehension questions) and discussion questions:
- How does the movie compare to the book? What are the similarities and differences?
- How did you feel about Auggie’s experiences in the movie? Did you sympathize with him?
- What did you think about the different characters in the movie and their reactions to Auggie? Who did you identify with the most?
- What themes did you notice throughout the movie? How were they presented and explored?
- How did Auggie’s relationship with his family change throughout the movie? Did you notice any particular turning points?
- What did you think about the movie’s message about kindness and acceptance? Did it come across as sincere or overly simplistic?
- What did you think about the scene where Auggie overhears his friends’ negative comments about him? How did it make you feel?
- What did you think about Julian’s character? Did you understand his motivations or sympathize with him in any way?
- How did you feel about the way the movie handled Auggie’s physical appearance? Was it accurate or did it seem unrealistic?
- What did you think about the movie’s pacing and structure? Did it keep your interest throughout?
- What did you take away from the movie? Did it make you think differently about anything or inspire you in any way?
Read Other Wonder Books
Auggie & Me Three Wonder Stories
We’re All Wonders
365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Precepts (DEFINITELY add these to your Wonder book projects! These are some of the best activities for teaching novels!) – Mr Browne was the teacher from Wonder
Wonder Book Set