Wonderstruck - Introduction

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    Introduction Video 


    In this video, we learn about the basic idea behind the story, “Wonderstruck”. Students will use this video to get an idea of how the story will be told, and it will hopefully provide just enough information to entice them to read the book.
    Length of Video: 1:15


    Museum Tour Video 

    We were given permission by Scholastic to download and create an accessible version of this video in which Brian Selznick, the author of Wonderstruck, takes us on a tour of the American Natural History Museum where much of the book takes place.
    Length of Video: 17 minutes


    Annotation Powerpoint

    This PowerPoint explains how to use the annotation worksheets that are associated with each section from the book. In each section, you will find a corresponding annotation worksheet.

    Time to Complete: 10-20 minutes


    Roaring Twenties Powerpoint
    roaring twenties presentation

    This PowerPoint will help guide students through understanding what the 1920s were like. This type of activity helps students have a clear picture of the timeframe that is shown in the story when they come upon it as they read.

    Time to Complete: 10-30 minutes


    Wonderstruck Vocabulary Powerpoint
    Wonderstruck Vocabulary Powerpoint

    This PowerPoint will help you as you teach the vocabulary that may be new to students as they read the book. It can be used as is, or it can be used to disperse to students and have them insert videos into the “blank” areas showing their comprehension of the vocabulary word. (This would typically be done if students have handheld devices or access to computers/laptops with a webcam.)

    Time to Complete: This will be determined by how it is used by the teacher.


    Wonderstruck Vocabulary List 1

    This is a cloze worksheet to assess student comprehension of the vocabulary that is presented throughout the book, and in class.

    Time to Complete: 20 minutes


    Wonderstruck Vocabulary List 2

    This is a 2nd cloze worksheet to assess student comprehension of the vocabulary that is presented throughout the book, and in class.

    Time to Complete: 20 minutes