Author: R.J. Palacio
Plot Summary: This short clip from the film “Wonder” shows Auggie being given a tour of the science classroom of his new school. The tour is led by three current students, each of whom have a very different reaction to Auggie’s facial differences.
Posted In: Epistemology, Ethics

Discussion Questions
  • What assumptions do we make about people based on how they look?
  • Why does Julian think Auggie will not be able to succeed in science?
  • Is it wrong to be curious about people who are different from ourselves?
  • What does it mean to be rude?
  • Jack Will encourages Auggie to say something after he has been silent the whole time. Why? Is Auggie’s silence helping him, hurting him, or both?

This lesson can be used either in a classroom or online.

You can use either the physical version of the book (pages 24-26) or this clip of the relevant scene from the film version if you are looking for an alternative to reading the story aloud.