Wednesday, October 25, 2017

#WonderWednesday; NY Times Suggested Lesson Plans for Students Reading 'Wonder'

The New York Times is a reputable news source and now an educational advocate for people born with facial differences and disabilities. The Times, through their "Text to Text" series, pairs NY Times columns and essays with the a book. They did this for "Wonder." 

You can use their Activity Sheets that will help analyze the books with the supplementary reading material provided by the Times. I think this is a great way to get students critically thinking about what they read, and also to gain a better understanding of what each character in the book experiences through the Auggie Pullman attending school for the first time after years of home schooling.  create some 'Wonder'ful lesson plans for teachers and reading groups to follow for readers to get the most out of R.J. Palacio's book. 

I hope you find these resources helpful. Write to us and let us know if you have used them in your classroom or reading groups. CCA also has specialized curriculum to help you teach "Wonder" in your classroom. Contact Annie Reeves to inquire about these resources. 

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