This unit was designed to guide students to explore the themes and topics in the novel Wonder.
This unit guides students to explore the topics of family, appearances, friendship, courage, and kindness. Frames are provided to guide students to determine the themes in this novel. For example students will be guided to explain what the author teaches us about kindness.
Students will also be guided to analyze different quotes from the book that go along with the above topics. There are also numerous inferential questions provided for each topic as well.
This unit also includes a component so that students can compare and contrast these topics to other stories, fables, novels, nonfiction articles and traditional literature from different cultures. Suggested materials are provided that tie into each topic.
Frames are provided that support students in writing a developed theme response, drawing inferences response, analyzing quotations response, and a frame to write an opinion piece for each topic. This answer frame should be taken
away as students get more familiar with writing these responses, however, some students may rely on them throughout the unit depending on abilities.
A frame is also provided that support students in
writing a compare and contrast essay. The frame helps students organize a well developed essay to compare Wonder to another text.
Learning Targets and Success Criteria are provided for each assignment.