Wonder Book Club Project

Add to our new bulletin board on the 6th floor!

Take a look at the MSC Book Club bulletin board and add your own artistic touch by creating a collage of drawings, words, or pictures that represent or show important personality traits about a character in R. J. Palacio's Wonder.  Attached are the instructions: Click here for Wonder Character Collage Handout

This is a fun project to complete over break.

When you are finished, hand in your collage in Claire's Office, Room 517.

Be creative!

Discussion Questions For Part Two: Via

As you continue to read Wonder by R. J. Palacio, our first MSC Book Club read, here are some questions connected to Part Two to think about.

Part Two – Via

What challenges do you think Via might face being Auggie’s sister?

Auggie’s face is not fully described until quite far on in the story, in Via’s chapter ‘August: Through the Peephole’.  How close was this description to your own mental picture of Auggie?  Did you have a picture of his face in your mind while reading the book?  Did this description alter that picture?

METAPHOR – A metaphor occurs when something is described using a direct comparison without using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’.  Example: Life is a highway.  Via says “August is the Sun.”  What does she mean?

Discussion Questions For Part One - August

We hope you are enjoying Wonder by R. J. Palacio, our first MSC Book Club read.  Here are some questions connected to Part One to think about.  You can share your thoughts and ideas by commenting below. We will post them on the Book Club page on our website and will add more as we move forward in our reading.

Part One – August

  • What do you think it means to be “ordinary” and what makes August extraordinary?
  • August was homeschooled until Middle School.   Would you send August to school if you were his mom or dad?
  • Do you know who “Doogie Howser” is?  What about Mr. T?   How did you find out who they were?
  • What do you think about the kids who show August around school?  What were your first impressions?  Does your opinion of Jack Will change after August overhears him talking to Julian on Halloween?

Click here to read Part Two: Via



Our First Featured Book: Wonder By R.J. Palacio


MSC students from grades 3-8, parents and staff, we encourage you to start reading Wonder this week and over the break.  Let us know what you think of the Part One: August!  You can buy your own book or borrow from us. We have some copies available, as well as two copies in Spanish and two copies of the audio book.  If you need a copy, please email info@ps333.org.

Click here to read more about Part One: August and comment below to let us know what you think! 

"August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance." [link]