A Wrinkle in Time: Complete Novel Study for 5th, 6th, & 7th Grade

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5th - 7th, Homeschool
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This is a literature guide to A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. This novel unit would be great for use by individual students, partners, or in literature circles or novel study groups. The activities included were written to meet 6th and 7th grade standards.

Activities contain higher level thinking reading comprehension questions, vocabulary, as well as extension activities. A complete answer key is included in page format, so pages with answers could be printed for students with IEPs.

Included in this resource are:

- 70 student pages

- complete answer key

- reading comprehension questions

- vocabulary lists & activities

- vocabulary flash cards

- 3 vocabulary quizzes

- 3 choices of final projects

- book vs movie activity

Specific lessons (other than vocabulary and reading comprehension):

- Characterization

- Context Clues

- Predictions based on Text

- Text Structure in Literature

- Word Families

- Point of View

- Types of Conflict

- Dialogue

- Dynamic & Static Characters

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.

The target age group for these books is grades 5 - 7.

When creating these guides, the activities are written so that they could be used as individual activities or as a packet that could be given to an independent reading group. The activities are a mix of close reading questions and engaging writing activities, such as a poster and a room prediction. Vocabulary is emphasized heavily.

This guide is broken down into chapters plus after the book activities. One chapter is covered in one day, although the classroom teacher could provide more than one class period for the activities to be completed.

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.


Try these activities for FREE by downloading chapter one here

Total Pages
117 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.


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