About the Read in to Writing Wonder unit:
Suggested year group: Year 6
Length of unit: 6 weeks/30 sessions
Themes and topics: Relationships, friendships, dealing with change and bullying, how we view ourselves and others, science projects, American states, sketching
Writing outcomes: Personal narratives, diary entries, writing in the style of the story, an apology letter, a string of emails and texts, and writing from a particular perspective
About Wonder by R.J. Palacio:
Auggie feels ordinary – inside. But ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in
playgrounds. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been homeschooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he’s being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. Can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?