31 March 2017
I was so excited when the book, We're All Wonders showed up at my doorstep a few days ago. Yes, I preordered my copied early, because I knew it would be a good book and I couldn't wait to share with my class. After reading R.J. Palacio first number one seller, Wonder, with the beloved character Auggie I was hooked. (Wonder is geared for fourth grade and up). So, naturally as a second grade teacher I was so excited when she was coming out with picture book version for young children.
R.J Palacio started the trend #choosekind with her first book, Wonder. This trend can be continued with this picture book. How do you teach kindness in your classroom?
I knew as soon as this book arrived I wanted to use it as a center piece for talking about kindness and how we should treat others. I created a book companion resource to use with this book. It includes comprehension response questions, book club for the classroom questions, writing prompts, kindness poetry writing, bookmarks, vocabulary match up, word search, and brag tags!
The writing prompt is my absolute favorite. In the book Auggie says that everyone is a Wonder. What he means by this is know matter what you look like we are all unique in our on way. In the writing prompt, I have my students explore why they are "Wonders" ... What makes each one of them unique. Plus I love the fact I have something awesome to display in the hallway.
I wanted to end my lesson with this book with a reminder the students could keep. I want to encouarage my students to treat ALL people with kindness on daily basis. I made them bookmarks. I printed the bookmarks on cardstock and tied with cute ribbon. The resource pack does include brag tags too if this is something you use in your classroom.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Remember to #choosekind!
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