Wonderstruck - Extension Activities


  • Silent Movie Clip

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    nd clip from a Charlie Chaplin movie. Students are to watch the clip and then write a summary and answer the questions on the worksheet provided.
    Length of Video: 3:35
    For Use: After Rose sees them installing the Talkie equipment at the movie theatre.


    Silent Movie Worksheet

    Wonderstruck Worksheet

    This is a worksheet that accompanies the Silent Movie Clip shown above. Use this worksheet in conjunction with the movie provided to help students in writing a story. They will use the clip as the content, and create the story on the worksheet provided. They will also answer questions related to the movie clip.
    Length of Activity: 30 minutes
    For Use: After Rose sees them installing the Talkie equipment at the movie theatre.


    Wonderstruck Interview with Brian Selznick

    Wonderstruck Worksheet

    This is an interview that is posted on Scholastic's website. Use the worksheet provided to access the link to the interview, as well as to answer the questions within.
    Length of Activity: 30-45 minutes
    For Use: This can be used at any point in the book.


    Character Map
    Wonderstruck Worksheet

    This is a graphic organizer to help students as they read and track various characters in the story. Students can use them for only the main two characters, or they can use them for the majority of the characters that are introduced into the story.
    Length of Activity: 10 minutes
    For Use: This can be used throughout the book.


    Socrative Vocabulary Quiz

    Wonderstruck Quiz

    This is a quiz that was created in socrative. If you want to import the quiz and have students take it on a handheld device, or laptop, the share number is: 13501744  If you do not have electronic devices or computers available to your students, you can download and print the quiz by clicking on the thumbnail.  If you need a tutorial on using socrative, go to this tutorial that has been created. (Click Here)- teacher view or to see the student view, go here (Click Here) 
    Length of Activity: 20 minutes 
    For Use: Any time after the vocabulary from the book has been taught.


    Socrative Review Quiz

    Wonderstruck Quiz

    This is a quiz that was created in socrative. If you want to import the quiz and have students take it on a handheld device, or laptop, the “share” number is: 13501744
    If you do not have electronic devices or computers available to your students, you can download and print the quiz by clicking on the thumbnail.
    If you need a tutorial on using socrative, go to this tutorial that has been created. (Click Here)- teacher view or to see the student view, go here (Click Here)

    Length of Activity: 20 minutes
    For Use: Any time after the vocabulary from the book has been taught.


    A History of Deaf Rights, Culture and Language

    Wonderstruck History of Deaf Rights PowerPoint

    This is a powerpoint presentation that takes students through Deaf History from the late 1800s until present day. It can be used as a lecture tool to lead into the Deaf Culture PBS Activity that is posted below.

    Length of Activity: 20 minutes
    For Use: After the Talkie equipment is installed


    Deaf Culture PBS Website

    Wonderstruck History of Deaf Culture

    This is a worksheet with a link to a website created by PBS that has a nice Deaf History and Culture timeline. The worksheet contains questions that students will answer as they click through the timeline.

    Length of Activity: 30-45 minutes
    For Use: After the Talkie equipment is installed


    Creative Writing Story
    Wonderstruck Creative Writing Worksheet

    This worksheet will assist students in writing a creative story about a time in their lives that they were scared. They can also use it to write a story that they have made up about someone being scared. It includes a story web, rough draft, and final draft.

    Length of Activity: 1 Hour

    For Use: At any point after both the boy and the girl are in the museum.


    Letter Writing
    Wonderstruck Letter Writing Activity

    This worksheet prompts students to write a letter to either Rose or Ben from their story. They are to select an event in the story that is a problem that either Ben or Rose faced and write a letter suggesting what Ben or Rose should do to solve the problem..

    Length of Activity: 30 minutes
    For Use: At any point after a problem has shown up in the story