Thursday, 10 July 2014

One by Kathryn Otoshi

The book One is just as good as Kathryn's book Zero. Whereas Zero depicts self esteem and the desire to fit in with others her new book explores feelings and personality traits!

One would also be an excellent book to use for primary colours and art activities there are endless possibilities. A must have!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Quote - Rita Zahara

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours

Wonder by RJ Palacio

I am collecting resources to use with the book Wonder.


Choose Kind 
There are videos by the author, pledge sheet, resources a certificate that can be printed for each student!
Great website

Great List of Discussion Questions to use in the Classroom from RJ's site

Blog by Mr. W he has a great list of resources that align with each section in the novel.

RJ Palacio site has annotations, questions for discussion etc.

Teaching Wonder with Trudy Ludwig

Tagxedo to create word cloud with character traits

Related Books:

Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig

 Sidewalk chalk quotes


A short clip from a NatGeo Channel show called Taboo. This 3 minute clip is appropriate for upper elementary kids. Their son has a severe facial deformity, just like Auggie in Wonder. I felt that seeing a real little boy who actually struggles with the way the world sees him would make the power of Auggie's journey less mysterious for my kids:

Ask the kids to jot in their notebooks about their overall impressions, what they think the filmmaker's message was, and what, if anything, it had to do with Wonder