Wonder Book Study, Interactive Read Aloud, and Close Reading Unit

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This was a great resource to support our Read Aloud Wonder. Excellent for modeling thinking about our reading to students.
I LOVE this resource. I use the book WONDER every year with my kids, and we always love it. Thanks!


This Wonder Book Study, Interactive Read Aloud, and Close Reading set has everything you need for a well-balanced reading unit that incorporates close reading and reading workshop! Included in this Wonder novel study are detailed lesson plans for an engaging five and a half week unit that covers fifteen of the Common Core Standards for Literature in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.

Each lesson begins with the read aloud of the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Your read aloud becomes a powerful focus of the unit as stopping points for each day are in place with thinking for you to model that focuses on the various reading literature standards. Your students will hear your thoughts as you model making inferences, figuring out the meaning of words and figurative language, analyzing characters, determining theme, quoting text to support your thinking, and so much more!

In the shared reading portion, students will closely read short stories by Cynthia Rylant, practicing those same skills that you just modeled for them during the read aloud. Since all of the students are reading the same text, you are able to guide their learning, and the students are able to learn more easily from their peers.

During reading workshop, students get the opportunity to practice the skills independently with books at their own level.

Also included in this bundle are 19 learning target mini posters (11 x 17), a 22-page student packet, and a five-page unit assessment and key. The only other materials you will need are one copy of each of the following books: Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Every Living Thing by Cynthia Rylant, and Stories for the Season by Cynthia Rylant.

For a free sample of two days of lesson plans and the corresponding student packet pages, click on the link below:

"Wonder" Common Core Close Reading Unit-Free Sample


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Crystal G. said, "This is one of the BEST resources I’ve ever purchased from TPT!! I thank you soooooooo much for creating this! This is my first year teaching 6th grade and I wanted to use the book Wonder with reading workshop!! You saved me!!! Thank you so much!!!."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Consuela R. said, "I used this resource the most out of every resource I bought for the book (and I bought a lot)! The activities and questions are outstanding. My students were thinking so deeply and providing such thoughtful responses! Furthermore, the writing process is so thoroughly explained. It is perfect for helping prepare students for writing even longer papers. Thank you so much for creating this."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Carynn K. said, "This is an awesome resource to use with the book Wonder! I have used it the past 2 years. Thank you!"

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.


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