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.
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
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Choose Kind Movement
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:
Kindness lesson plans (access with free sign-up)