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  • Berney Elementary School
  • Walla Walla, WA
  • More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This book "Wonder" not only allows for instruction around the ELA Common Core State Standards, but it will encourage meaningful conversation and inspire critical thinking around important themes. As academic rigor continues to increase, it is easy for explicit instruction around social/emotional skills to get swept under the rug. Because there are only so many instructional minutes in the day, being able to teach both the academic skills and social skills simultaneously is ideal. Instruction with this book will allow just that. It is critical for our students to learn social skills and to engage in conversation around character development. In this book, Mr. Brown teaches a precept every month that will teach us about showing kindness to others and being the best friends that we can be. We will learn from the main character, August, what it is like to be bullied. This book is packed full of thought provoking quotes for us to explore. “Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness." In a world with so much hate, help me help my students to CHOOSE KINDNESS, as they learn all of those rigorous academic skills, too!

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This book "Wonder" not only allows for instruction around the ELA Common Core State Standards, but it will encourage meaningful conversation and inspire critical thinking around important themes. As academic rigor continues to increase, it is easy for explicit instruction around social/emotional skills to get swept under the rug. Because there are only so many instructional minutes in the day, being able to teach both the academic skills and social skills simultaneously is ideal. Instruction with this book will allow just that. It is critical for our students to learn social skills and to engage in conversation around character development. In this book, Mr. Brown teaches a precept every month that will teach us about showing kindness to others and being the best friends that we can be. We will learn from the main character, August, what it is like to be bullied. This book is packed full of thought provoking quotes for us to explore. “Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness." In a world with so much hate, help me help my students to CHOOSE KINDNESS, as they learn all of those rigorous academic skills, too!

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