Wonder by RJ Palacio, first published in 2012 is rapidly becoming a modern classic. The story is of Auggie Pullman, a 10-year old living with a rare medical facial deformity.
The story follows Auggie as he goes to school for the first time, having previously been home schooled. We see how Auggie and his family cope with this big change and how the children in the school react to his attendance.
The film has been made into a major motion picture with an all star cast. See the trailer below. I hope it can live up to the book and perhaps introduce a whole new audience to the book and make them laugh, think, wonder and cry.
Download a teacher's guide to 'Wonder' from www.literacyshedplus.com
I recently bought this companion picture book which could be used across the whole school to explore the themes in 'Wonder'
There are a number of films on The Literacy Shed which cover similar themes to those found in Wonder.
We have a teacher's guide to 'Wonder' and student response book ready to download on www.literacyshedplus.com