This is a literature guide for chapter one of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. This novel unit would be great for use in a literature circle or novel study group. There are four activity pages included: checklist and vocabulary, reading comprehension questions, character activity, and a vocabulary crossword. This book is written on a high 5th – 7th grade level.
A Wrinkle in Time is a science fiction/fantasy book that features protagonists who travel through time and space to rescue their father. This quest takes them to new planets, where they discover that the universe is in a struggle of Good vs. Evil.
If using this book as an independent work packet, copy the activities for each student and place the copies in a binder. During class, students can take the binder and easily see what they need to complete as a checklist is provided for each day. Students could be required to turn in certain activities, or the teacher could grade the activities in the binder.
If using this as a whole class activity, the teacher should simply select which activities to use and copy the desired pages.
If you enjoy these activities, a complete novel guide is also available for the entire book.