Appearing on 30 state award lists, Wonder by R.J. Palacio has inspired countless readers to reflect on their actions and to Choose Kind. The Wonder Journal is filled with quotes from Wonder and 365 Days of Wonder, to further the spirit of the novel in a personal treasure for your readers to fill with their own precepts, stories, and thoughts.
Use these writing prompts to encourage and inspire journaling in your classroom and to go along with reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio.
In Wonder, Jack Will learns that the quality of friendship is more important than how many friends you have. Explain why someone you care about is important to you.
Summer and Auggie decide that people whose names have something to do with the season summer should be able to sit at their lunch table. Does your lunch group have something that brings them altogether? What do you like about the students you usually sit with?
Integrity is often defined by what we do when no one is watching. What would you do if you were invisible?
Have you ever made a mistake, or hurt a friend, whether on purpose or by accident? How do you relate to Jack Will? Write about an experience where you had to be humble or apologize to someone you care about. How did that affect your friendship?
A role model is a person you look up to. Before you begin writing, think about someone you look up to. Why do you admire this person? Write about the traits about this person that inspire you.