Thursday, March 1, 2012

Wonder - Part One: August


Wonder by Natalie Merchant

Doctors have come from distant cities just to see me.
Stand over my bed, disbelieving what they're seeing.

They say I must be one of the wonders of god's own creation.
And as far as they see they can offer no explanation.

Newspapers ask intimate questions, want confessions.
They reach into my head to steal the glory of my story.

They say I must be one of the wonders of god's own creation.
And as far as they see they can offer no explanation.

O, I believe fate smiled and destiny laughed as she came to my cradle,
Know this child will be able. Laughed as my body she lifted, 
Know this child will be gifted with love, with patience and with faith.
She'll make her way.

People see me, I'm a challenge to your balance.
I'm over your heads, how I confound you and astound you
To know I must be one of the wonders of god's own creation.
And as far as you can see you can offer me no explanation.

O, I believe fate smiled and destiny laughed as she came to my cradle.
Know this child will be able. Laughed as she came to my mother,
Know this child will not suffer, Laughed as my body she lifted,
Know this child will be gifted with love, with patience and with faith.
She'll make her way.

Continue to pages 1-26.

20 comments:

  1. Mr. Wilhorn, thank you for this fabulous resource!! There are six classes reading Wonder at my school and they all find your work amazing. We all so appreciate that you've shared your research with us!!

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  2. Agreed, Wow I feel so fortunate to have stumbled upon your site. I can't thank you enough for sharing. My sixth graders will be turning to your site frequently.

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  3. Thank you so much for this Wonderful resource (nice pun, huh?) I am starting the read aloud with my grade 7 students today, 10/13/12. I'll keep you posted!

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  4. Mr. Wilhorn, you really have added so much to this story and the impact that this book already is making that you can possibly know. My students and I thank you with all our hearts!

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  5. You are welcome. I still can't believe that resources I created for my students have been so widely used and found to be so helpful by so many. I'm honored. Thanks.

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  6. Thank you so much! I have started the book with my 5th graders today, 1-7-13. It is such a great resource you created.

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  7. The is such a fantastic find. My class will be yet another thankful for all the hard work you have put in!

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  8. Can't express how much I appreciate all your hard work!!!!!!

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  9. This is amazing. Thank you for sharing your resources!

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  10. This site is great! Thanks, Homeschooler Parent

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  11. Absoluely wonderful resources for this outstanding novel. Thank you so much.

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  12. How WONDERfully this song pairs with the book. A whole new meaning to this song for me. I am totally brought to tears. This book seriously changed my life view. Thank you for showing this and thank you Natalie for writing such a beautiful song.

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  13. LOVE this thank you so very much for sharing.

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  14. such a beautiful song!!!!!!!!!!! It makes me wanna cry!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Thank you for this extraordinary resource! I'm not a teacher but my teacher uses this and she likes it very much! I like it a lot because it helps visualize the book and kind of bring it to life! I am in fifth grade and my teacher reads Wonder by R.J Palacio aloud to our class! I love the book and this site! Thank you very much for linking the videos and for making it easier because my teacher cant go on YouTube so the way you linked the vides really helped! I love also how you linked the pages so that having to click on the page did not interfere with our focus and concentration! Thank you very very much and also can you do one on Princess Academy by Shannon Hale? Its a great book! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for the compliments. I'm glad you like using the images and videos with the book.

      As for making a resource like this for Princess Academy, that would be kind of hard. Where would we find pictures of Mount Eskel or other places in the book? You are right, however. It is a great book!

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  16. Excellent resource! Thank you!

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  17. amazing book i love it

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