Wonder: SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!
Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.
The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.
I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
“Wonder is the best kids’ book of the year,” said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
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We will be covering the following objectives this week:
- Use evidence from the text to make inferences about characters
- Creative empathetic writing that explores thoughts & feelings
- Select & retrieve information from the text
- Relate events in the novel to our own lives
- Explore the opinions and feelings of the characters in the novel
- Create your own precept and explain its meaning to others
- Explore the thoughts & feelings of August
- Infer & deduce by using evidence from the text
English:- Distinguish between common and proper nouns. Capitalize proper nouns.
– Combine two short sentences with the same predicate to create a sentence with a compound subject.
Spelling: – Study spelling words for a test on Friday.
Math: – Discover strategies that can be used to add or subject.
– Solve Multi-Step word problems.
– Fluency Practice
– Chapter 2 Test on Friday.
Science: – Describe characteristics of vertebrates and invertebrates.
– Plant and Animal Cell Quiz
Social Studies: – Explore tourism highlights of various Caribbean islands.
Bible: – Study Bible verse for Friday. Parents, please encourage your child to study their Bible verse every week. These do impact their Bible grades.
– Complete exercises to reinforce the concept that the Bible is accurate.
– Identify 4 important ways the Bible is useful.
“…sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned…” Romans 5:12
WONDER: Postcard Precept (DUE WEDNESDAY)
READING: Read for at least 20 minutes.
SPELLING: Handout page 9
SPELLING: Prepare for Vocabulary Test on Friday