I am a little late on reading the wonderful book Wonder by R.J. Palacio. What an amazing book! My students and I love reading it everyday. The book is a great resource for teaching point of view and empathy something we can all use. We have been using the book to look at persuasive writing. My students are taking a point of view and writing a letter based on that character's point of view. I have also noticed fellow blogger http://www.wildaboutfifthgrade.blogspot.com/ has some great ideas for using the book as well.