Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources for A Wrinkle in Time

Use A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle to turn your read aloud or small group work into a time to improve comprehension and talk about the text in purposeful ways.

A Wrinkle in Time is the story of a fairly typical teenage girl who has an incredible experience. It is an examination of one girl's insecurities and a larger story about the darkness consuming her world. Author Madeleine L'Engle expertly weaves story elements common to fantasy and science fiction throughout the novel, making it the perfect choice for mini lessons focused on exploring story elements in a text. By following the mini lessons included in this Book Club resource set, you'll allow students to examine how story elements like events, problems, characters, and resolution are used to develop a novel as engaging as A Wrinkle in Time.

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About the Book

The cover for the book A Wrinkle in Time
Title: A Wrinkle in Time
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Themes: Award Winners, Adventure, Decision Making, Relationship Skills, Self Awareness, Family, Self Management, Social Awareness, Friendship
ISBN: 9781429915649
Publisher's Summary:
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.
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