From the first line of
the book . . . It was a dark and stormy night," until the last line. .
. "But they never learned what it was that Mrs.
Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which had to do, for there was a gust of
wind, and they were gone, A Wrinkle in Time is an exciting
In this book three children, Meg, Charles
Wallace, and Calvin, go on a rescue mission to save Meg and Charles
Wallace's father from the Darkness that has trapped him. The children
are helped by three witches, Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatist, and Mrs. Which who
provide gentle advice through thoughtful quotes:
Life, with its rules,
its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You're given the
form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. - Mrs. Whatsit
It was really a very great honor for me to be chosen
for this mission. It's just because of my verbalizing and
materializing so well, you know. But of course we can't take any
credit for our talents. - Mrs. Whatsit
I do not know everything; still many things I understand. - Mrs. Who
characters wrestle with some tough concepts including loss,
nonconformity, and individuality. Confronted with one problem after
another, Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin must remain courageous.
This anchor chart helps students map the
problems and solutions in Chapter 4. Notice the anchor chart has been completed using sticky notes. This way the anchor chart may be
reused again and again.
Ways to Use the Graphic Organizer
Have students use the graphic organizer for notes. Notice the notes in
the photo above are not in complete sentences. Glue the organizer to the
left side of the notebook page. On the right side of the notebook,
students use the notes to write the details in paragraph form.
A Wrinkle in Time Interactive Notebook and Activity Unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook and game
activities covering vocabulary, constructive response writing, and skill
practice. Click on the image below to visit Teachers Pay Teachers where
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