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We’re All Wonders Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for We’re All Wonders will love this post. It includes resource recommendations, teaching ideas, and information about the book. It will help you plan your next interactive read aloud lesson.

With themes of empathy and kindness, this We’re All Wonders picture book by R. J. Palacio is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. You and your students will love it too!

Engage Your Students with We’re All Wonders Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of We’re All Wonders.
  2. Check out the teaching ideas for reading comprehension strategies, grammar topics and social emotional learning skills that can be taught using this children’s book.
  3. Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with We’re All Wonders reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

WE'RE ALL WONDERS SUMMARY

The story We’re All Wonders is told from the point of view of a boy who gets made fun of for being different. The boy is unique and a wonder and he knows that he is a wonder. However, kids still hurt his feelings. 

When his feelings get hurt, he and his dog blast off into space and look at the Earth from a distance and admire all the different, unique people who live on Earth. The boy wishes that everyone could see that he is a wonder and that they are all wonders, too. 

WE’RE ALL WONDERS LESSON PLAN IDEAS

Each of our 400+ Starts With a Story book companions come with a teacher’s guide to make lesson planning quick and easy, printable worksheets and digital resources that cover ALL of the standards-based reading comprehension skills.

When it comes to writing lesson plans and finding activities for We’re All Wonders, we’ve already done all of the heavy lifting for you.

We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

The text-based We’re All Wonders reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • analyzing character
  • point of view
  • author’s purpose
  • making connections

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:

  • empathy
  • kindness

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • action verbs
  • contractions
  • pronouns

WE’RE ALL WONDERS ACTIVITIES

You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:

  • comprehension questions
  • 30 writing prompts with themed paper
  • vocabulary activities
  • word study print & go activities
  • ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
  • social emotional learning discussion topics
  • graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
We're All Wonders book companion
elementary students sitting on rug spots listening to a picture book being read aloud

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for We’re All Wonders?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD370L
  • Guided Reading Level: N
  • DRA Level: 28 – 30
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.1 

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written and illustrated by R. J. Palacio.

What genre is We’re All Wonders?

It is a fiction book. You may want to check out our genre activities or read our blog post, How to Teach Genre to Elementary Students.

How many pages are in the book?

The story is 32 pages long.

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