Madeleine L'Engle
Lesson plans for A Wrinkle in Time and other works

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Madeleine L'Engle
The author's Wikipedia page.

The Time Quartet: A Wrinkle in Time, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, A Wind in the Door, and Many Waters

The Quest for A Swiftly Tilting Planet
In this Webquest, students travel in time to prevent or to solve a conflict affecting the world.

A Wind in the Door
In this WebQuest students investigate mitochondria and choose from a variety of final projects, including creating a board game or writing a science fiction story.

Launching a Fantastic Voyage
Just as Madeleine L’Engle wrote her characters their own fantastic journey in A Wrinkle in Time, students will write about a fantastic journey from their own imaginations. Students will choose interesting characters, an unusual mode of transportation, and a destination that is somehow amazing, extraordinarily beautiful, terrifying or ominous. This assignment requires them to use details to create a balance of showing and telling skills as well as incorporating interesting adjectives and strong verbs to keep the sentences compelling and interesting to read. This lesson focuses on idea development and organization.

Literary Explorer — A Wrinkle in Time
A very thorough exploration of the novel, including a chapter-by-chapter study guide.

Literature Library: A Wrinkle in Time
A study guide and related readings. You will need Adobe Reader to download the study guide.

A Wrinkle in Time
Summary and ideas for research.

A Wrinkle in Time
Summary and 11 discussion questions for 4th grade and up.

A Wrinkle in Time
25 discussion questions.

A Wrinkle in Time Extension Activities
Extension activities for grades 6-8. Two are related to technology and medicine, and the third, to fantasy worlds.