A Wrinkle in Time Resource Set

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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

A story about a fairly typical teenage girl who has an incredible experience, A Wrinkle in Time is both an examination of the insecurities of one girl and a larger story about the darkness that is consuming her world. This story contains elements of the fantastic as well as science fiction while building characters and maintaining a relatability for all students. Readers will examine the plot of a story as well as analyze how plot events impact characters of the story.

Teach with A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • Interactive Lesson Plan for 6 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Story Elements
  • Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
  • Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
  • Book Club Calendar
  • Conversation Prompts
  • Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
  • Student Self-Evaluation Forms
  • Running Record Assessment Tool
  • Student Reading Response Guide
  • Comprehension Assessment Rubric
  • Common Core State Standard Assessment
CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • CCSS Alignment: L.6.6 RL.6.1 RL.6.10 RL.6.2 RL.6.3 RL.6.4 RL.6.5 RL.6.6 RL.6.7 RL.6.9 SL.6.1a SL.6.1b SL.6.1c SL.6.1d SL.6.2 SL.6.3 W.6.8 W.6.9
  • Vocabulary: L.6.4a L.6.5 L.6.6
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    A Wrinkle in Time Resource Set

    Instructional Overview

    The instructional overview includes instructional background for story elements, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to A Wrinkle in Time Book Club.

    Book Club Management Resources

    The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation Forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

    Meeting #1: Introduce Sequence of Events

    Using a plot diagram, students will track the important events in A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleline L'Engle. Throughout the text, students will dive deeper and look for ways that the plot impacts the characters.

    Meeting #2: Find the Problem of the Story

    While reading Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, students will examine the central conflict of the story and how it impacts the characters. Work during this meeting focuses on adding events to the plot diagram and the Tracking Characters Sheet from the first meeting.

    Meeting #3: Summarize Characters

    An important first step in noticing how the plot impacts characters in A Wrinkle in Time is to notice character traits at the beginning of the story. Students will use a graphic organizer to keep track of their observations.

    Meeting #4: Analyze How Characters Respond to Events

    As the story reaches its climax, the characters in Madeleine L'Engle's novel begin to change. Students will use the work they have done in the A Wrinkle in Time Book Club for a thoughtful discussion on the plot's impact on the characters.

    Meeting #5: Examine How Characters Change Throughout the Story

    In A Wrinkle in Time, author Madeleine L'Engle has her characters evolve throughout the story. This Book Club meeting examines the characters at critical times in the story's plot as a smart way to notice how characters change.

    Meeting #6: Find the Resolution and its Impact on Characters

    This final A Wrinkle in Time Book Club meeting reveals the resolution to Madeleine L'Engle's story. With the plot complete, students can take a closing look at the relationship between the plot events and the traits of the main characters at the beginning and ending of the text.

    A Wrinkle in Time Focus Assessment and Rubric

    Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with story elements.

    A Wrinkle in Time Common Core Assessment

    This 9 question Common Core aligned assessment can be used to determine students' overall comprehension of A Wrinkle in Time and their mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

    A Wrinkle in Time Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of A Wrinkle in Time. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes Book Club Management Resources for use with A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.

    A Wrinkle in Time Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy A Wrinkle in Time, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the A Wrinkle in Time Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.6.4a L.6.5 L.6.6

    A Wrinkle in Time Common Core Alignment

    List of the Common Core State Standards addressed by A Wrinkle in Time Book Club Resource Set.

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