“We’re All Wonders,” by R.J. Palacio, is a wonderful read aloud for the beginning of the school year or any time children would benefit from a lesson in kindness. Share the touching story about Augie and the beautiful illustrations in this picture book, then use our text-dependent questions to model close reading and initiate meaningful discussion as well as teach the Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature 2, 3, 4 and 7! Then use the pair-sharing prompts from the TDQ card to springboard into the included response-to-literature paragraph writing activity where children reflect upon, write, and draw how they would be a good friend.
Included in this packet:
• 1 Text-Dependent Question card; answers included for teacher reference
• 1 Close-reading worksheet with page number references to help young learners practice their close-reading skills
• 1 Draw and write response to literature page; example included for teacher reference
• All answer keys may alternatively be used for handwriting practice or for modified work