by R. J. Palacio

(Publisher description)
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?

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Teacher Resource or for kids who want to learn more about the book Wonder:
Wonder Educator and Discussion Guide

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Precepts=rules about really important things
View precepts used in the book Wonder
The precepts (rules to live by)

  1. "When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind." —Dr. Wayne Dyer
  2. "Your deeds are your monuments." —Inscription on ancient Egyptian tomb
  3. "Have no friends not equal to yourself." —Confucius
  4. "Fortune favors the bold." —Virgil
  5. "No man is an island, entire of itself." —John Donne
  6. "It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers." —James Thurber
  7. "Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much." —Blaise Pascal
  8. "What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful." —Sappho
  9. "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." —John Wesley
  10. "Just follow the day and reach for the sun." —The Polyphonic Spree
  11. "Everyone deserves a standing ovation because we all overcometh the world." —Auggie Pullman

Thanks for the resources
R. J. Palacios
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