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Wonder Book Club Focused on Point of View

Wonder Book Club Focused on Point of View

R.J. Palacio's remarkable novel, Wonder, is the story of a boy named August, known as Auggie, who was born with a facial abnormality. He's about to start fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and for the first time will go to school with other kids. Even though he knows he looks different, he just wants to be ordinary. Help readers understand what life is like for Auggie, his parents and his sister, Olivia, by using these Book Club lesson plans and set of resources focusing on perspective.

  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 10 book club meetings focused on Point of View
  • Chapter by chapter discussion questions and key vocabulary
  • Book Club calendar
  • Conversation prompts
  • Student self-evaluations forms
  • Reading response board
  • Culminating activity
  • Instructional focus assessment, answer key, and rubric
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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R.J. Palacio's remarkable novel, Wonder, is the story of a boy named August, known as Auggie, who was born with a facial abnormality. He's about to start fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and for the first time will go to school with other kids. Even though he knows he looks different, he just wants to be ordinary. Help readers understand what life is like for Auggie, his parents and his sister, Olivia, by using these Book Club lesson plans and set of resources focusing on perspective.

  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 10 book club meetings focused on Point of View
  • Chapter by chapter discussion questions and key vocabulary
  • Book Club calendar
  • Conversation prompts
  • Student self-evaluations forms
  • Reading response board
  • Culminating activity
  • Instructional focus assessment, answer key, and rubric
  • This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Club resources

The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

The instructional overview includes instructional background for point of view, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to Wonder Book Club.

Point of View can be tricky. Use Wonder by R.J. Palacio and these Book Club resources to show students how to track point of view using a Perspective Chart.

Discussion in this Wonder Book Club meeting focuses on understanding point of view by looking at a character's actions. Author R.J. Palacio details the same event from multiple character's perspectives, allowing the reader to more fully understand the story.

Another aspect to understanding point of view in R.J. Palacio's Wonder is to examine the dialogue. Readers will continue adding to their Perspective Chart; using examples from the text that relate to dialogue.

The well-developed characters in Wonder by R.J. Palacio treat Auggie with empathy at times. Looking at these examples shows the reader important information about the character's perspective.

Readers form an opinion about events in the story based upon the perspective of the character experiencing the event. This Wonder Book Club meeting focuses attention on how a reader's opinion may change as they learn about the event from different characters.

R.J. Palacio varies his writing style to match the characters in Wonder. This discussion focuses on the connection between the author's writing style and the character's perspective.

Careful reading of Wonder will allow students to gather information about a character's point of view by making inferences based on the character's dialogue. This strategy is taught using examples from the text.

During this Book Club meeting, students will discuss how to use a character's perspective to examine conflict in Wonder. R.J. Palacio enhances the reader's understanding of the text by "showing" the conflict from more than one character's perspective.

One of the ways that author R.J. Palacio shares her message in Wonder is through the changing perspective of the main character, Auggie. Using their Perspective Chart, students will identify key moments in the story where Auggie's perspective changed.

As a final Wonder Book Club meeting, student discussion will focus on the author's changing perspective. Further discussion will examine how an author speaks through characters; some of them sharing her point of view and some not.

Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with point of view.
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Book Title:
Wonder
Book Author:
R.J. Palacio
Grade Level:
5
Genre(s):
Realistic Fiction
F&P Guided Reading Level:
U
DRA Level:
50
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Theme(s):
Bullying, Family, Friendship, Decision Making, Perseverance, Relationship Skills, Self Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness
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Common Core Alignment: RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.7, RL.5.9, RL.5.10, RF.5.3, RF.5.4, SL.5.1a, SL.5.1b, SL.5.1c, W.5.8, W.5.9, L.5.4a, L.5.5, L.5.6
Vocabulary Connections: L.5.4a, L.5.5, L.5.6
TEKS Alignment: 5.1C, 5.1A, 5.1D, 5.6A, 5.6B, 5.6C, 5.6D, 5.6E, 5.6F, 5.6G, 5.6H, 5.6I, 5.7A, 5.7B, 5.7C, 5.7D, 5.7E, 5.7F, 5.7G, 5.8A, 5.8B, 5.8C, 5.8D, 5.9A, 5.9B, 5.9D(i), 5.9D(ii), 5.9D(iii), 5.9E(i), 5.9E(ii), 5.9E(iii), 5.9F, 5.10A, 5.10B, 5.10C, 5.10D, 5.10E, 5.10F, 5.10G, 5.13A, 5.13C, 5.13E, 5.13H
Vocabulary Connections: 5.7E, 5.7F, 5.3A, 5.3B
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