Resource Pack: Wonder

What’s the story?

“My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.”

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things – eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside. But ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren’t stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has always been home-schooled by his parents. Now, for the first time, he’s being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted – but can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?

This resource pack includes:

Within this resource pack are lesson plans that have both a Literacy and a PSHE objective, exploring the themes of: bullying, friendship, family, and getting on and falling out. You will also find detailed reading cards which explore the themes of judging by appearances, humour and storytelling.

Find out more about the #ChooseKind movement and help your class bring the spirit of Wonder into the classroom by promoting, recognizing and celebrating acts of kindness throughout the school year.

You can also watch the Oscar nominated film starring Julia Roberts and Owen Davies.