Auggie was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school, until the 5th grade when he enters Beecher Prep. While Auggie is an ordinary kid, he has an extraodinary face. In the novel, we see how people treat Auggie, how they make him feel with their reactions, and how many find it hard to look past his face and get to know the real, ordinary Auggie. Really, he is just like any kid. On the inside, we're all the same.
Task 2 Purpose: There are three steps to this task. You will learn about facial differences, choose two syndromes to research, and explore R.J. Palacio's effect on raising craniofacial awareness through this book.
Complete the following three steps in order. Take your time to read the instructions before clicking on any links or playing videos. Remember to respond to questions in your Explore the World of Wonder packet as well.
Step 1: R.J. Palacio calls 10-year-old Nathanial Newman her real-life Auggie. Get to know Nathanial and read his letter to his classmates. Click HERE to start.
Step 2: Check those headphones again. Then, click PLAY on the video and watch it from start to finish.
What message does this video send?
Step 3: You will visit the Children's Craniofacial Association's website to learn more about two syndromes. When you click on the image below, you will be taken to the website pictured. You can choose to research any of the syndromes listed (some syndromes choices to research are circled in red below).Only research two. If you're interested in researching more, you may do so at another time.