Number One - Wonder
In this first task, you will read the story Wonder by R.J. Palacio. This will be done over time. You will read it on your own for some of the book and also we will read it together in class. After we have finished the story, you will go to this site Meet the Author and listen to the author. Once you have done that, we will discuss your opinion of the book and talk about what you liked or did not like about the story.
Number Two - Thank You, Mr. Falker
In this second task, you will read Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco. We will read this story aloud in class. With a partner, you will go to this site, Dylesxia. Follow the directions on the website and also answer the first question in the reflection section. After completing this task, you will write an essay about either showing someone compassion, or a time when youwere shown compassion. How did you feel or how did it make you feel?
Number Three - Rules & Anything but Typical
For this task, you will read the story Rules by Cynthia Lord and Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin. We will read these stories over time, on your own and in class. After you have read them, explore this website, Autism Facts and learn about autism spectrum disorders. You can even listen to someone read what it says!
Number Four - Compassion Poem
After reading the poem found here, Compassion Poem you will have the chance to write your own poem. You should do this in the form of a haiku. Remember, a haiku has 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. Here are some examples to get you started, Haiku Examples.