WONDER DIGITAL PAPERLESS UNIT PLAN FOR GOOGLE DRIVE / GOOGLE CLASSROOM: This digital, paperless unit plan for Wonder by R J Palacio has everything you will need to teach the award-winning novel in a 1:1 classroom. With over 250 slides of eye-catching Google Slides, digital assignments, questions, vocabulary, and interactive class activities, you will have everything you need!
This digital unit is created with Google Slides, Google Docs, and Google Forms and can easily be shared with Google Drive, Google Classroom or even via email! You don't have to be a tech savvy person to make this work in your class. The detailed step-by-step instructions provided make it painless and easy.
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Below is a detailed list of what is included in your Wonder unit plan
CLASSROOM PRINT SET UP MATERIALS
WONDER HASHTAG OF THE WEEK
→ Use this classroom interactive bulletin board display to brighten up your classroom while you read Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Create a "Wonder Hashtag of The Week/Day" board that includes inspiring quotes from the novel. The hashtag (#) will tell your students which character said the quote.
WHY I THINK YOU ARE WONDERFUL
→ Have students write positive messages to each other and put them in a labelled jar/box in your classroom
MR. BROWNE’S PRECEPT POSTERS
→ 10 Beautiful posters with each of Mr. Browne's precepts!
* Also included are Wonder inspired bookmarks to give to your students as a gift or as a reward for kindness!
WONDER INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION
→ Introduce the novel with this interactive Google Slides presentation (11 slides). The presentation includes fun pre-reading discussion, a short interactive class activity, an author biography, videos, and background information on the novel.
CHAPTER SUMMARY CARDS
→ Use these digital chapter summary cards as both a reference and as a resource to help your students. Included in your purchase are 9 paperless summary cards divided by the 8 parts from the novel (part 1 is divided in half). Also included are blank versions on Google Slides for students to write their own summaries.
READING QUIZZES WITH ANSWER KEYS
→ These 9 digital reading quizzes include multiple choice questions which demonstrate student understanding of the novel. Also included on each quiz are 2 quotes which show plot or character development. Students are required to explain what is happening at this particular part of the plot and what characters are involved. A detailed answer key is included for each! These are all done using a Google form, so simply share with your students, and wait for the responses to come in!
VOCABULARY IN CONTEXT RESOURCES
→ Have students practice determining the meaning of words by using context. Included is a Google Slides presentation to teach students how to determine the meaning of words in context, digital vocabulary response sheets for students with quotes from the novel that use challenging vocabulary, and a Google Slides presentation to go over each of the vocabulary words with synonyms/definitions for students to easily understand the new terms
READING QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
→ Have your students demonstrate their reading comprehension with this ready-to-use resource! Included is a student Google doc with reading questions– A ready-to-use set of reading questions that include both basic comprehension questions and ‘Making Connections’ questions. A Google Slides presentation is also included for easy review!
→ Review the most important aspects of the novel with this 26 slide Google Slides presentation. The notes discuss some of the most important aspects organized by the 8 parts of the novel. The notes address characterization, theme, conflict, and more! Your students will have a deeper understanding of the novel after you use this resource!
→ Included are student response slides with links to 8 videos which connect to each part of the novel. Please note that the videos are not about the novel specifically, but connect to something that happens in the chapters in either content or theme. This allows students to consider how the content or themes from the novel connect to the world today. YouTube is required.
IN CLASS ACTIVITIES:
PART 1: ADVICE FOR AUGUST
Students give advice to August from different characters’ perspective after he overhears Jack’s hurtful comments.
PART 2: VIA’S DIARY
Students type a diary entry from Via’s perspective.
PART 3: SUMMER’S ACTS OF KINDNESS
Students spread kindness in the school with a random act of kindness activity.
PART 4: JACK’S LYRICAL CONNECTIONS
Students listen to songs and watch music videos which relate to the novel and make lyrical connections.
PART 5: JUSTIN’S INTERNET HISTORY
Students pretend to check Justin’s Internet history and discuss which websites he has visited to demonstrate character analysis.
PART 6: HEARING LOSS ACTIVITY
Students complete a short activity to empathize with someone who is deaf or has hearing loss.
PART 7: MIRANDA SELF PORTRAIT ACTIVITY
Students design a digital Wonder Self Portrait in the style of the illustrations used in the novel.
PART 8 AUGUST ACTIVITIES:
PRECEPT POST CARDS
WONDER PLOT DIAGRAM
ASTRONAUT HELMET SYMBOLISM
Students send a precept postcard to Mr. Browne, examine the astronaut helmet as a symbol, and show their understanding of the plot diagram.
WONDER FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
→ This resource includes three figurative language digital worksheets with examples from the novel. Students read the examples and determine what figurative language is being used.
FINAL CREATIVE PROJECT:
• Students complete a variety of digital assignments to turn the novel Wonder into a movie! Below is a list of the included assignments that make up the project:
→ To The Movie Producer
→ Wonder Casting Call
→ On Set!
→ Red Carpet Interview
→ Movie Poster
→ Composition and Score
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