Wrinkle in Time, A - Study Guide

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Grade Range: 5-8

Setting: Imaginative

Genre: Sci Fi

Page Count: 68 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 8 weeks

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On a dark and stormy night, Meg Murray and her family are visited by a stranger who surprises them by announcing that "there is such a thing as a tesseract." Two years earlier, Meg's father had disappeared while conducting experiments with a tesseract, a method of traveling through the fifth dimension. Now Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin must journey across time and space to find Meg's father. Though they are aided by three mysterious women, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which, they must rely on their own skills - and in Meg's case, her faults - to rescue Mr. Murray from the forces of evil.

Progeny Press English/Language Arts curriculum provides your Middle School grade student with:

About the Author and Illustrator: Learn about Madeleine L'Engle.
Background: Science and theology. 
Vocabulary: Understand words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Point of view, description, characterization, flashback, in context, dictionary, conflict, allusion, personification, mood, parody, plot, conflict, complications, themes. 
Moral Lessons and Character Values:  Peer pressure, things we cannot understand, praise God, talents, anger, suffering, equality, pride,  justification, weakness, conformity, freedom, good vs. evil, love, angels. 
Activities and Writing Assignments: Einstein, astronomy, law, writing, dimensions, discussion, advertising, crossword, art, history.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.

All of Progeny Press' Language Arts unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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