If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Develop a thorough understanding of the elements of R.J. Palacio’s life and the experiences that have shaped her worldview and writings;
Examine and discuss similar cases of birth defects or genetic mutations similar to Auggie's in order to better understand real-life experiences of people with similar conditions to his;
Read Wonder with an eye to the linguistic and thematic details that Palacio uses to communicate details about different characters, and recognize the broader themes present throughout Wonder;
Analyze and discuss, both...