Welcome to our first class blog about our read aloud, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio! I'll be posting here every day to tell you what chapter we're on, and what we're thinking, writing about, and discussing. Please post comments to the blog about what YOU'RE thinking while listening, if you're a student, and what you thought when you read these chapters, if you're a parent or part of school staff. The more participants, the merrier!
Monday, September 10th: JFB has read through the chapter "Jack Will, Julian, and Charlotte," and SLE and KME are on the chapter, "Locks."
We've talked about Julian and what kind of person he is. We also discussed predictions about what Auggie's first day is going to be like. We've discussed Auggie's parents and Via a bit, too, and how they deal with Auggie's disorder. We're going to be talking about empathy and what happens when we read about characters that may be very different from us. How will feeling empathy toward Auggie affect how we relate to real people who may be different?
What are your thoughts about the characters we've been introduced to so far? How are you feeling about Auggie going to school? What would it be like to be his parents or his sibling?