What you receive in this product:
1 response sheet on being ordinary
1 response sheet on being a wonder
1 response sheet reflecting on the book's theme
1 reflection/ drawing activity
bulletin board letters
***You will need to read We Are All Wonders for this activity. You can find the book online or at most stores that sell books***
How To Use This Product
Use this activity as a welcome or getting to know you activity for your class. First read the book We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio. It is a short but powerful read.
Make sure to discuss key words and thoughts from the book like the words
And the book’s main theme/ idea “ I know I can’t change the way I look. But maybe, just maybe, people can change the way they see.”
These can all be informal chats while reading the book. Teachers may ask questions like the following:
Why does that mean to you?
Where have you heard that word before?
How does that make you feel?
You want your students to really connect to the character in the book.
After reading the book, have the students work on the activity pages. You could either do this as a class, independently, or with a partner/ small group. The questions will be free response, brainstorming questions, responding to quotes, reflecting on their personal experiences, and more.
It is important to reflect on the questions together. However, you do not want any students to feel uncomfortable sharing their answers. The final activity is a drawing/ short response where they identify why they are a wonder. They will write out their description of what makes them wonderful/ unique. Then, they will draw a self portrait. They may draw the portrait as a true to self picture, an extra special picture, or the “Wonder” style portrait.
This could be used as a great bulletin board display for the classroom. Along with the activities, there are bulletin board letters that can be printed out on colored paper, then cut out, and placed above student’s art work.