"Wonder" is written by R. J. Palacio. The aim of this lesson is to examine Palacio's life and writing.
Class Discussion: What incident gave Palacio the idea for the novel? How did that incident affect her, and why did she wish she had handled it differently? In what way does writing "Wonder" help her redo how she responded to that situation? What type of research did she have to do to write the novel? Why does she write with different points of view? How does that help her tell the story? What book inspired her to use multiple viewpoints? Why does the author say that "Wonder" is a character-driven book? Why doesn't she plan to write a sequel? What does she hope children will come away with after reading the novel? What should parents come away with? What advice does she have for aspiring writers...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.7, 9-10.10, 11-12.7, 11-12.10
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