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R.J. Palacio's Wonder Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

R.J. Palacio's novel 'Wonder' is filled with valuable lessons for all young adults. This lesson plan uses our text lesson as an anchor for your students to summarize plot and analyze characters, ask and answer rich discussion questions, and apply their knowledge to an activity and quiz.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • summarize and analyze Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • identify and discuss theme in Wonder
  • cite text evidence to support analysis of Wonder

Length

1 - 1.5 hours

Materials

  • Copies of the text lesson Wonder by R.J. Palacio: Summary & Characters, one for each student
  • Copies of Wonder by R.J. Palacio, one for each student
  • Character names (Auggie, Olivia, Summer, Jack, Julian, Justin, and Miranda) written on small sheets of paper and folded, one for each student
  • Chart paper
  • Poster board
  • Pencils
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.1

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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