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Miss Taylor's Book Picks

I am a student teacher at the University of Montevallo and graduate in May of 2019. I would like to use this blog to keep track of books that I hope to use in my future classroom.

August Pullman Takes on the World

Wonder - R.J. Palacio

Auggie Pullman goes to public school for the first time during his 5th grade year. He is just like any other kid except, he has a craniofacial disorder. At first, he was reluctant to even go to school and at one point wanted to quit, but he persevered. He made friends, lost friends, and eventually became just another kid in the hallway. Wonder consists of different viewpoints from the people in Auggie's life as well as his view of the world. After reading this book, students should have a beginning level of understanding perspective. An activity for students to complete after or during the reading of Wonder is to find other books with a similar style. For example, a series that came to mind for me was The Babysitters Club series. After identifying similar books students could write a short story where they write from the perspective of multiple characters. The reading level is Fountas and Pinnell level V.