Do you see any parallels between this story and donoghues earlier book, room. Wonder asks its characters and its readers to view things from other points of view and consider other peoples feelings. Ive found that the best book club discussion questions are ones that are openended and that get people to share their personal opinions. Identify a fewfor example, eden prairie marinas minnesota home, easter the young deaf native boy, milton the brazilian guideand talk about how ann patchett uses them to deepen the story. And, the wonder movie discussion questions and the book provides a range of topics plenty to keep you busy. I must confess that i am not actually finished the book yet, but i have heard from a few of you who said you finished a while ago. The wonder by emma donoghue reading guidebook club. Aug 21, 2017 ive been in a lot of book clubs, and i know its not always easy to get a conversation going on a book. This season, one of the books that literary masters parentchild book groups read was wonder by r. Augusts sister, olivia, has a special relationship with her. Do you think auggie ultimately sees himself as ordinary, or extraordinary. If not, you can visit the publisher or authors website and find online reading guides. Palacio is juvenile fiction, written with a target audience of kids from 8 to years old. The tradition dates back to at least medieval times when it was common for devoutly religious women to abstain from food, among other essentials.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our first young adult novel discussion. Were they brought to life in a cliche or in a unique manner. This gripping historical novel is based on the true story of eyam, the plague village, in the rugged mountain spine of england. Palacio details the same event from multiple characters perspectives, allowing the reader to more fully understand the story. As a member or leader of a book club, you are likely to be reading books on a wide variety of topics, both fiction and nonfiction. Reading guide for year of wonders by geraldine brooks. Palacio book club activity and discussion questions wonder is not a ya book, i understand that, but it has an amazing message to send to readers of all ages. Supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides for challenging works of literature. What qualities does auggies family have that help support him as he struggles to fit in at school. So much to say about these the wonder book club discussion. I tried to keep it away from the movie so kids can focus on the book, and see the movie afterwards. When youre reading the book, think about why people see things differently and which characters are the most, and least, empathetic or sympathetic. The silent patient by alex michaelides if you havent read the silent patient by alex michaelides go out and get a copy now. These questions will help you foster an interesting.
She travels into the amazon jungle to collect the remains and. I think its way better than the woman in the window. As we read through the book together, i realized there were so many pop culture references from my formative years that i thought it might be difficult for a to follow along. The more i read of the book, the more i started to take an interest in it. I f youre in a book club and youre anything like me, you most likely find that although its exciting to be a part of a healthy discussion, the thrill of deciding which book to recommend when its your turn, can be worrysome. If youre ready to start a book club, heres 40 of the best book club questions, for fiction. Things i am noticing, things i wonder, and things i want to talk about. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Her hobbies are singing, reading books, and playing the piano. Discussion questions for february book year of wonders. Discussion questions, activities, refreshments, and crafts for a book club about wonder by rj palacio. This is a powerpoint of questions and quotes that can help guide an in depth discussion about the book wonder by r. General book club questions for study and discussion. What do you think are the multiple meanings of the wonder.
Heres some things you could do for your next book club featuring wonder by r. This study guide consists of approximately 41 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of year of wonders. The wonder was inspired by several reallife instances of girls who claimed to be beyond the earthly requirement of eating. Any page references refer to a usa edition of the book, usually the trade paperback version, and may vary in other editions. Book club ideas for wonder by rj palacio if every person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary the world really would be a better place. A moving read for both kids and adults, its a story of one boys journey of selfacceptance and an examination of how the ordinary can sometimes be extraordinary. As you all know, literary masters are book groups and salons where we dig deep into literary treasures.
Wonder is a glorious exploration of the nature of friendship, tenacity, fear, and most importantly, kindness. Year of wonders by geraldine brooks discussion questions from the publisher, penguin 1. Brownes essays and correspondence are rounded out by a precept for each day of the year. Palacio, which i introduced here heres how it works. All of the characters in this novel have their failings and as a result they are all fully human. Sep 05, 2016 when you choose a popular book club book, you can often find a wealth of book discussion questions already written for you. It was a little difficult to find food options in this book, but the ones we found were kid favorites. State of wonder by ann patchett book club discussion. Bring on the tough stuff theres not just one right answer.
Think of small confined spaces, children, fragmented time, inner strength, and the power of love. Syracuse book club message board discussion questions for february book year of wonders discussion questions for february book year of wonders danielle m. Soul of an octopus cover las vegas nonfiction book club. State of wonder raises questions of morality and principle, civilization, culture, love, and science. Book discussion questions for any book courtesy of bookbundlz story. Palacio book club activity and discussion questions. Wonder can be an excellent addition to a classroom curriculum as a tool to facilitate kindness and inclusion. Mar 06, 2017 in my monthly book club, we often have a hard time selecting our next book because there are so many to choose from. Palacio tells the story of auggie, a tough, sweet, 10yearold boy, who was born with. She also enjoys running and after school club activities.
Now that i have had a chance to see for myself, i can say that the praise for author ann patchett is totally justified. Now she is the president of barnard college, arguably the most important allwomens college in the united states. Did it hook you immediately, or take some time to get. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. Please click on the links below to access additional posts. Pdf with wonder discussion questions for each chapter. This time around were thrilled to introduce wonder by r. Browne and auggie, julian, summer, jack, will, and others, giving readers a special peek at their lives after wonder ends.
Dec 14, 2017 my current book club group is much more casual, but perhaps too much so. Lets chat the wonder book club discussion questions the mom. Choose a few events from the book to explore some of these themes. The graphic organizer helps students better prepare for book club discussion. Many books have reading guides at the end of the book that are perfect to use for your book club. I decided to come up with a generic list of book club questions to compel us to dig deeper than did you like the book. Jan 28, 2014 online resources and questions for your book club to connect your groups lives, interests and personal experiences to books you discuss, tuesday, january 28, 2014 discussion guide for state of wonder. What is the significance of the novels title, state of wonder. Palacio is a childrens book with enough depth for adult book clubs to enjoy. No matter the genre, age, notoriety, or length of the book of the moment, book club questions can kickstart or enhance your group discussion.
Ill throw out a few topics for discussion, and you can write your responses about these topics or others youd like to discuss in the comment section. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. Palacio, literary masters book groups, wonder by r. I f youre in a book club and youre anything like me, you most likely find that although its exciting to be a part of a healthy discussion, the thrill of deciding which book to recommend when its your turn, can be worrysome when you dont know which book to choose, this can potentially upset your week, it can lead to procrastination, or anxiety, and more than a few trips to the. Here are some of the discussion questions that our book club host came up with. Book discussion questions for any book your book club. Offering opportunities for group reflection is a meaningful way to help children come to terms with some of the events and behaviors in the book.
Many of my teens are entering high school next year so i thought that this would be a good book. Palacio 7 comments as you all know, literary masters are book groups and salons where we dig deep into literary treasures. August pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Best canada mothers day gift baskets information august 10, 2014 at 3. If you havent read the book, wonder, you are missing out.
You could either create a book club entirely around a single theme, or use themes to narrow your focus for each month. Natalie shapero, week one natalie shapero, week two sergei lobanovrostovsky, week two david lynn, week two sergei lobanovrostovsky, week three janet mcadams, week three over the next month, david lynn, natalie shapero, janet mcadams and i will be writing. Many of my teens are entering high school next year so i thought that this would be a good book to read before entering high school. Find resources for your book club, whether it meets in your living room or across cyberspace. State of wonder was recommended to me by so many women in the sixty and me community that i decided it was time to add it to my reading list. August pullman is not an ordinary tenyearold kid, but in the opening chapter of r. This one worksheet dramatically improves the quality of book club discussion, and keeps students on tas. Jun 1, 2017 pdf with wonder discussion questions for each chapter. The english teacher in wonder teaches the kids about precepts which he describes as rules about really important things. Here are some more recommendations along with links to book club questions. The wonder worker by susan howatch book club discussion. If you read one book this year and one book only, make it wonder you will laugh, you will cry, and you will come away with a true sense of wonder. We plan on doing this with the wonder movie, reading the book, and then use these wonder movie activities, book activities, and wonder book lesson plans to supplement our learning.
Wonder is not a ya book, i understand that, but it has an amazing message to. Year of wonders topics for discussion geraldine brooks this study guide consists of approximately 41 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of year of wonders. Ill throw out a few topics for discussion, and you can write your responses about these topics or others youd like to discuss in. Consequently, most of the authors and publishers resources are directed toward discussing the books with children or young adults. After the book club discussion, we had grilled cheese and chocolate milk. Sex, power, and the quest for perfection a fresh, wise, original book she asks why, a half century after the publication of betty friedans the feminine mystique, do women still feel stuck. We finished our wonder book club snacks with a congratulatory cookie cake to celebrate auggies graduation from 5th grade. This is the first in a series of posts about ann patchetts state of wonder. Online book discussion of ann patchetts state of wonder. Hope you enjoyed book club questions for the woman in the window.
State of wonder summary and study guide supersummary. Our 23 hour meetings are primarily a social gathering with a mere 10 minute discussion about the book snuck somewhere in the middle. Palacio tells the story of auggie, a tough, sweet, 10yearold boy, who was born with distorted facial features a craniofacial difference caused by an anomaly in his dna. Unless otherwise stated, this discussion guide is reprinted with the permission of penguin. This 52page guide for state of wonder by ann patchett includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 11 chapters, as well as several more indepth sections of expertwritten literary analysis. How did you find the wonder by emma donoghue this month. I thought narrowing the field might help so i brainstormed some monthly book club theme ideas. In 1666, the bubonic plague is brought to this isolated settlement and the people choose to seal themselves off to prevent the spread of infection. Discussion questions for wonder by rj palacio kate bowler. April 4, 2014 literarymasters discussion questions for wonder by r. Wonder classroom discussion guide michigan medicine.1202 250 903 326 1376 7 717 558 138 507 790 1320 987 1353 584 1101 766 369 1268 989 409 1399 263 1118 441 1458 1417 1365 1504 1158 1304 372 403 835 1175 1022 900 136 1295 581 533