In the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio, one of the middle school teachers offers a piece of advice every month. He calls them Mr. Browne's Precepts. These are words of wisdom, quotes, or sayings. Here are the precepts thus far:
September: "When given the choice between being right or being kind, chose kind."
October: "Your deeds are your monuments."
November: "Have no friends not equal to yourself."
December: "Fortune favors the bold."
Choose one of the quotes that speaks to you. Write a paragraph or two explaining why you think that quote is important. What is it saying? Why did R.J. Palacio choose that quote to include in the book? Why do you appreciate that quote?
After you respond - and allow others the time to respond - go back and read the comments. Choose a few to reply to. What did their writing make you realize? Do you have additional evidence from the text to help support their thinking?