Wednesday, March 1, 2017

#WonderWednesday: Tennessee Middle Schoolers Create Wonder Precepts

Students in Tennessee choose kind by writing their own precepts after reading the book Wonder. 

These images are from Casey Burrahm, a teacher at Community Middle School in Unionville, Tennessee. Part of the Wonder story focuses on positive precepts that the book's English Teacher, Mr. Browne, says to the of the protagonist, Auggie Pullman. Precepts are positive life advice, not just for Auggie as he faces bullying, but for everyone who reads the book, too.  

Burrahm says, "We just finished reading Part 6 August and the students were in tears as they read. The book
has really been great to help the students to open up and talk about things that are on their minds and we have discussed bullying as well as having compassion for all of their classmates and peers in the school."

Thanks so much Ms. Burrahm. 

Read more precepts, and get creative about ways to use them in your classroom or book club, in this companion book to Wonder. This book was also authored by R.J. Palacio. 

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