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Teacher Directions for Wonder Literary Log

Accompanying Wonder is a Literary Log for students to respond in


writing for each section of the novel. A variety of prompts for each
section are designed to increase the relevancy of the novel and
facilitate critical thinking. Many of the prompts could be used for longer writing pieces.
The Literary Log engages students and encourages discussion with a learning partner, the
Log Mate. Encourage students to add sketches or drawings to their Literary Log.
The Literary Log includes a page for each section with the following prompts:

Questions I have
Something newnew characters, new settings, and/or new words
One-Sentence Summary
Heres what I think

The Literary Log is optional. Use the Literary Log as is, adjust it to your needs, use the
prompts without the Log which are on the Unit PowerPoint, or dont use the Log.

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Literary Log for

Wonder
by R. J. Palacio

Name_______________________________
J

Journal writing is a voyage to the interior. ~Christina Baldwin

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Guidelines for my Wonder Literary Log.


As you read Wonder follow these guidelines for completing your Literary Log.
1. Read the assigned pages before completing your Literary Log page.
2. Questions I have: Write down any questions you have after reading your assigned pages.
Questions can be about characters, plot, something that happens, something you dont
understand, etc.
3. Something newnew characters, new settings, and/or new words: Write down the names
of new characters, change in setting, and/or new words.
4. One-Sentence Summary: In one sentence, summarize what happened in the section you just
read. It isnt always easy to write one sentence that communicates what happen in the
section you just read, so think about the most important events that occur. Having onesentence summaries for each section will help you remember what happens throughout the
book.
5. Heres what I think: Respond to the questions or prompts. You may write or draw your
responses.
6. Literary Log Mate: Discuss the section you just read and the responses you just entered into
your Literary Log with your Log Mate. Try to answer each others questions and add or revise
what you have written or drawn based on what your Log Mate did in his or her Literary Log.

When given the choice between being right and being kind choose
kind.
R. J. Palacio, Wonder

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Wonder Literary Log #1 for Pages 1-18


One-Sentence Summary:

Something new I discovered (new words, characters,


setting, or something I didnt know)

Heres a question I have

Heres what I think


Fate smiled and destiny laughed as she came to my
What was the best part of this section?
cradle
What does this lyric mean?

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Wonder Literary Log #2 for Pages 19-36


One-Sentence Summary:

Something new I discovered (new words, characters,


setting, or something I didnt know)

Heres a question I have

Heres what I think


What is something any student, even you,
What is something any student might
might be excited about at school?
fear about school?

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Wonder Literary Log #3 for Pages 37-53


One-Sentence Summary:

Something new I discovered (new words, characters,


setting, or something I didnt know)

Heres a question I have

Heres what I think

What is a precept?

When given the choice between being


right or being kind, choose kind.
What does Mr. Browns precept mean?

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Wonder Literary Log #4 for Pages 54-65


One-Sentence Summary:

Something new I discovered (new words, characters,


setting, or something I didnt know)

Heres a question I have

Heres what I think

If Auggie was your friend, how


would you help him cope with
everyone always staring at him?

Your deeds are your monuments.

Agree or disagree? Explain your answer.

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Wonder Literary Log #5 for Pages 66-80


One-Sentence Summary:

Something new I discovered (new words, characters,


setting, or something I didnt know)

Heres a question I have

Heres what I think

What would you do if your friends


were playing the Cheese Touch?

Describe a time when you felt like Auggie when


he overheard Jack Will talking to Julian.

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Wonder Literary Log #6 for Pages 81-117


One-Sentence Summary:

Something new I discovered (new words, characters,


setting, or something I didnt know)

Heres a question I have

Heres what I think

Do you think Via is jealous of the attention


Auggie gets from their parents? How would you
feel?

Predict whats going on with Vias friend


Miranda?

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Wonder Literary Log #7 for Pages 118-132


One-Sentence Summary:

Something new I discovered (new words, characters,


setting, or something I didnt know)

Heres a question I have

Heres what I think

Why do you think Summer wanted to leave the


Halloween party? What would you have done?

What do you think Jack is going to do after he


hears the words, Bleeding Scream?

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Wonder Literary Log #8 for Pages 133-147


One-Sentence Summary:

Something new I discovered (new words, characters,


setting, or something I didnt know)

Heres a question I have

Heres what I think

Jack seems like he is Augusts friend, so why did


he say those things about Auggie when Jack
didnt know Auggie was nearby?

What do you do on a snow day or an unexpected


day of school?

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Wonder Literary Log #9 for Pages 148-167


One-Sentence Summary:

Something new I discovered (new words, characters,


setting, or something I didnt know)

Heres a question I have

Heres what I think

How do you think Jack should have handled the


situation with Julian?

What makes Jack and Auggie friends?

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Wonder Literary Log #10 for Pages 168-185


One-Sentence Summary:

Something new I discovered (new words, characters,


setting, or something I didnt know)

Heres a question I have

Heres what I think

When you visit a friends house for the first time,


how do you feel?

At school, what makes you laugh?

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Wonder Literary Log #11 for Pages 186-204


One-Sentence Summary:

Something new I discovered (new words, characters,


setting, or something I didnt know)

Heres a question I have

Heres what I think

Would you ever like to be an actor in a play?


Why or why not?

Is Justin a good friend? Why or why not?

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Wonder Literary Log #12 for Pages 205-219


One-Sentence Summary:

Something new I discovered (new words, characters,


setting, or something I didnt know)

Heres a question I have

Heres what I think

Put your hands over your ears and listen to a


song or the TV. What did you hear? What do
you think it would be like if your hearing was
poor?

What do you do when you are very angry about


something?

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Wonder Literary Log #13 for Pages 220-248


One-Sentence Summary:

Something new I discovered (new words, characters,


setting, or something I didnt know)

Heres a question I have

Heres what I think

Why is it so hard to lose someone or a pet you


love?

Do you think Miranda was really sick? Why or


why not?

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Wonder Literary Log #14 for Pages 249-274


One-Sentence Summary:

Something new I discovered (new words, characters,


setting, or something I didnt know)

Heres a question I have

Heres what I think

Have you ever been on an overnight field trip like How do you explain Miles, Henry, and Amos
Auggies 5th grade field grip? If so, describe it. If helping Auggie and Jack?
not, explain if you would like to go on an
overnight field trip?

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Wonder Literary Log #15 for Pages 275-310


One-Sentence Summary:

Something new I discovered (new words, characters,


setting, or something I didnt know)

Heres a question I have

Heres what I think

What created the shift at school?

How would winning an award and getting a


standing ovation make you feel?

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