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Wonder Novel Study

Innovation in Teaching Competition: Rikki Chandler from Sandhill Elementary School Part 1

Innovation in Teaching Competition: Rikki Chandler from Sandhill Elementary School Part 2

Grade Level

Fifth Grade

Content Area/Instructional Strategy

Overview

During this unit, students use the novel Wonder, fiction and nonfiction texts, and other media to explore literary concepts, including point of view, character development, figurative language, setting, plot, mood, and tone. Students also practice analyzing literature, making predictions, and supporting their thoughts with evidence from the text. At the end of the unit, students apply their knowledge of these literary elements to create a documentary exploring the themes of bullying, peer pressure and fitting in.

Standards Addressed

English Language Arts:
ELA.5.RL.1, ELA.5.RL.2, ELA.5.RL.3, ELA.5.RL.4, ELA.5.RL.6, ELA.5.RL.7, ELA.5.RL.9, ELA.5.RI.1, ELA.5.RI.2, ELA.5.RI.4, ELA.5.RI.6, ELA.5.RI.7, ELA.5.RI.8, ELA.5.RI.9, ELA.5.W.1, ELA.5.W.3

About the Teacher

Rikki Chandler
Sandhill Elementary
Carroll County Schools

Rikki Chandler is currently a 5th grade teacher at Sandhill Elementary. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Early Childhood Education from the University of West Georgia as well as a specialist degree in Language and Literacy from the University of Georgia. Ms. Chandler serves as the 5th Grade Team Leader and Vertical Literacy Chairman at her school.