Teacher Guide

Wonder Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Develop a thorough understanding of the elements of R.J. Palacio’s life and the experiences that have shaped her worldview and writings;

  2. 2

    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;

  3. 3

    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;

  4. 4

    Analyze and discuss, both...

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