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Wonder: A Whole-School Read Planning Guide

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Wonder: A Whole-School Read Planning Guide

Get tips for planning your whole-school read of the young adult novel Wonder. This guide provides direction on how to structure classroom discussions and includes pre- and post-reading activities. It also features a "write your own precept" template for use in a final school-wide activity. 

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