WONDER DIGITAL PAPERLESS UNIT PLAN (USE WITH GOOGLE DRIVE)
This digital, paperless unit plan for Wonder by R J Palacio has everything you will need to teach the award-winning novel in a 1:1 classroom. With over 250 slides of eye-catching Google Slides, digital assignments, questions, vocabulary, and interactive class activities, you will have everything you need!
This digital unit is created with Google Slides, Google Docs, and Google Forms and can easily be shared with Google Drive, Google Classroom or even via email! You don't have to be a tech savvy person to make this work in your class. The detailed step-by-step instructions provided make it painless and easy.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a digital unit meant for a 1:1 or paperless classroom.
WHAT TEACHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS UNIT:
♥ This is literally my favorite unit I have EVER purchased from TpT! It is SO WORTH the price! Absolutely zero prep necessary. I was confident about the product before I purchased it because I LOVE Presto Plans' unit for The Giver, but this just exceeds my already exceptional expectations. I highly suggest this unit for anyone teaching "Wonder."
♥ Wow! The best resource that I have purchased for teaching this novel! Thank you for your hard work. This is amazing!
♥ I haven't taught this unit yet - just in the planning stages. But WOW! This resource is INCREDIBLE. So thorough! I can tell you put A LOT of time into this resource - and because of your hard work - my work will be much easier! Worth every penny so far! This far exceeds my expectations! THANK YOU!
♥ WOW what a wonderful product and such an affordable price. It is worth millions!! Thank you so much for all your hard work and sharing it with us. I can't wait for the school year to begin
♥ My class just finished our Wonder unit and LOVED it. Their favorite parts were the hashtags and the video journals! The whole group and small group discussions flowed so well and the comprehension questions were great. Thank you!
♥ I've spent a lot of time looking into the different unit plans for this novel, and Presto Plan products just blow me away! I'm eager to start school to begin this unit!
♥ The BEST source for reading "Wonder." I have purchased five other products to help with our fifth grade class study of "Wonder" this product is by far the most useful.
♥ BEST Wonder resource BY FAR!!! You must buy this if you are teaching with Wonder!!!
Below is a detailed list of what is included in your Wonder unit plan
CLASSROOM PRINT SET UP MATERIALS
WONDER HASHTAG OF THE WEEK
→ Use this classroom interactive bulletin board display to brighten up your classroom while you read Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Create a "Wonder Hashtag of The Week/Day" board that includes inspiring quotes from the novel. The hashtag (#) will tell your students which character said the quote.
WHY I THINK YOU ARE WONDERFUL
→ Have students write positive messages to each other and put them in a labelled jar/box in your classroom
MR. BROWNE’S PRECEPT POSTERS
→ 10 Beautiful posters with each of Mr. Browne's precepts!
* Also included are Wonder inspired bookmarks to give to your students as a gift or as a reward for kindness!
WONDER INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION
→ Introduce the novel with this interactive Google Slides presentation (11 slides). The presentation includes fun pre-reading discussion, a short interactive class activity, an author biography, videos, and background information on the novel.
CHAPTER SUMMARY CARDS
→ Use these digital chapter summary cards as both a reference and as a resource to help your students. Included in your purchase are 9 paperless summary cards divided by the 8 parts from the novel (part 1 is divided in half). Also included are blank versions on Google Slides for students to write their own summaries.
READING QUIZZES WITH ANSWER KEYS
→ These 9 digital reading quizzes include multiple choice questions which demonstrate student understanding of the novel. Also included on each quiz are 2 quotes which show plot or character development. Students are required to explain what is happening at this particular part of the plot and what characters are involved. A detailed answer key is included for each! These are all done using a Google form, so simply share with your students, and wait for the responses to come in!
VOCABULARY IN CONTEXT RESOURCES
→ Have students practice determining the meaning of words by using context. Included is a Google Slides presentation to teach students how to determine the meaning of words in context, digital vocabulary response sheets for students with quotes from the novel that use challenging vocabulary, and a Google Slides presentation to go over each of the vocabulary words with synonyms/definitions for students to easily understand the new terms
READING QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
→ Have your students demonstrate their reading comprehension with this ready-to-use resource! Included is a student Google doc with reading questions– A ready-to-use set of reading questions that include both basic comprehension questions and ‘Making Connections’ questions. A Google Slides presentation is also included for easy review!
→ Review the most important aspects of the novel with this 26 slide Google Slides presentation. The notes discuss some of the most important aspects organized by the 8 parts of the novel. The notes address characterization, theme, conflict, and more! Your students will have a deeper understanding of the novel after you use this resource!
→ Included are student response slides with links to 8 videos which connect to each part of the novel. Please note that the videos are not about the novel specifically, but connect to something that happens in the chapters in either content or theme. This allows students to consider how the content or themes from the novel connect to the world today. YouTube is required.
IN CLASS ACTIVITIES:
PART 1: ADVICE FOR AUGUST
Students give advice to August from different characters’ perspective after he overhears Jack’s hurtful comments.
PART 2: VIA’S DIARY
Students type a diary entry from Via’s perspective.
PART 3: SUMMER’S ACTS OF KINDNESS
Students spread kindness in the school with a random act of kindness activity.
PART 4: JACK’S LYRICAL CONNECTIONS
Students listen to songs and watch music videos which relate to the novel and make lyrical connections.
PART 5: JUSTIN’S INTERNET HISTORY
Students pretend to check Justin’s Internet history and discuss which websites he has visited to demonstrate character analysis.
PART 6: HEARING LOSS ACTIVITY
Students complete a short activity to empathize with someone who is deaf or has hearing loss.
PART 7: MIRANDA SELF PORTRAIT ACTIVITY
Students design a digital Wonder Self Portrait in the style of the illustrations used in the novel.
PART 8 AUGUST ACTIVITIES:
PRECEPT POST CARDS
WONDER PLOT DIAGRAM
ASTRONAUT HELMET SYMBOLISM
Students send a precept postcard to Mr. Browne, examine the astronaut helmet as a symbol, and show their understanding of the plot diagram.
WONDER FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
→ This resource includes three figurative language digital worksheets with examples from the novel. Students read the examples and determine what figurative language is being used.
FINAL CREATIVE PROJECT:
• Students complete a variety of digital assignments to turn the novel Wonder into a movie! Below is a list of the included assignments that make up the project:
→ To The Movie Producer
→ Wonder Casting Call
→ On Set!
→ Red Carpet Interview
→ Movie Poster
→ Composition and Score
© Presto Plans