Wonder Activities

Ideas for implementing the book Wonder by R. J. Palacio in your classroom
This blog post is a work in progress as we're currently reading Wonder in class. I'll add to it as we incorporate more activities.

We are doing this as a read-aloud, since we don't have enough copies for a class set. I wanted to keep my students engaged, so I decided to create reading response journals.

I sent them to a {free website} to generate their own Wonder faces. Once they were created, they shared the design for Facebook (the square one that people can use for a profile picture) with me. I inserted them into a PowerPoint and layered a text box on top for their names. Then I used packing tape to attach them to memo books. (Affiliate links are included below. It won't cost you anything extra, but it does throw a few cents my way.)
I thought about what I wanted them to write about in their notebooks, and since yesterday was the first day back from break, my brain was not working. However, I remembered that I had the free Daily Wonder app on my phone that had a great writing prompt that day.
Daily Wonder app
So on days where I can't think of a natural writing prompt to go with the day's reading, I'm going to pull this up!
The last thing that I have today are some brag tags that I'm going to share with my students. If you click on the image, you can download it from Google Drive.
Free Wonder brag tag

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Ideas for implementing the book Wonder by R. J. Palacio in your classroom plus free brag tags

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