A Wrinkle in Time will soon be a Major Motion Picture . Teachers will be searching for ways to use this Newberry award-winning piece of literature into their reading lesson plans. So, if you are a teacher seeking some no-prep, literacy based resources to couple with Madeleine L’Engle’s novel, check out this HUGE bundle of standards-based activities.
Get ready to promote the love of reading with your students while increasing their vocabulary, writing skills, comprehension skills, etc. in an interactive way!
Vocabulary for A Wrinkle in Time:
Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of terms selected from the novel. However, we all know the importance of giving students a “choice”; therefore, I’ve also included an optional version for your students to select the vocabulary words of their choice. These vocabulary flip books are also a perfect way to integrate technology into your lesson plans? Simply provide your students with a Chromebook or digital device, and let them explore the different terms to discover definitions, antonyms, synonyms, etc. and now you’ve included technology standards as well! Also, each chapter includes a vocabulary quiz and answer key!
Comprehension Questions for A Wrinkle in Time:
After reading each chapter, students will answer rigorous, thought-provoking questions. These no-prep printables can be used in a variety of ways. Some suggestions for using them might include: independent seat work, literacy groups, quizzes, study guides, or even Kagan Structures.
Kagan Structures are amazing and there are so many advantages to using them. Some of these advantages include: 100% student engagement, social interaction, learning strategies for all students, language development, less behavior problems, and better test scores.
A few of my favorite Kagan Structures include:
- Mix, Pair, Share
- Stand Up, Hand Up, Pair Up
- Round Robin
Here is a sample of the comprehension questions from the bundle!
Elements of Literature for A Wrinkle in Time:
Another major component of this bundle is a variety of literary devices. Each chapter focuses on an element of literature to help students increase their reading comprehension skills. Using these literary device activities with an Interactive Notebook gives students such an advantage for increasing reading comprehension skills.
Included on each writing template is thematic clip art designed by Kristen Rabideau. The teacher can assign the journal prompts for each chapter. Suggestions for using these writing templates include: bell ringers, Writer’s Workshop, fast finisher activities, etc.
Each chapter also includes an acrostic poem. These poems align with a character or event from each chapter.