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Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories



Last updated Thursday, September 7, 2017

Author: R. J. Palacio
Date of Publication: 2015
ISBN: 1101934859
Grade Level: 5th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Sep. 2017

Synopsis: Auggie & Me gives readers a special look at Auggie’s world through three new points of view. These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Readers get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie’s oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie’s new friend at school.

Note to readers:
•  Read the inside flap for summaries of each character perspective.
•  The book is divided into 3 different peoples perspective on their relationship with Auggie. I recommend beginning on page 28 for part 1, the beginning for part 2, and page 188 for part 3. You can read a few chapters from each part to give kids an idea of each person's relationship with Auggie.

Discussion topics for before reading:
•  Have you heard of, or read, the first book, Wonder?
•  What do you think this book might be about?

Vocabulary

•  Equipped-to provide (someone) with necessary materials or supplies
•  Petition-a written document that people sign to show that they want a person or organization to do or change something.
•  Destined-certain to do or to be something.
•  Idiotic- a very stupid or foolish person.
•  Protocol-a system of rules that explain the correct conduct and procedures to be followed in formal situations.
•  Interjected-to interrupt what someone else is saying with a comment or remark.

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  Have you ever helped a new kid at school out?
•  Have you ever been in a new situation that you didn't know how to handle? How did you handle it?
•  Do you have any friends, or know any kids, that have disabilities?

Craft ideas:
•  Draw a cartoon about what you did this summer
•  Check our craft ideas for September on Pinterest!
https://www.pinterest.com/readingtokids/september-2017-back-to-school-fun/

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!