The classic science-fiction work "A Wrinkle in Time" is a staple of middle-school literature classes. While some students might wrestle with the story line and content, its themes are easily accessible and remain important to everyone.
This PowerPoint file offers four different project ideas for students to consider. Each project appeals to different modalities of learning and working, from illustrating to writing an essay. Each one requires analytical thinking about characters and theme, and the synthesis of these elements produces some insightful results. Students appreciate having a choice of project, as well.
A scoring rubric is provided within the PowerPoint file, presenting students with their expectations up front. The rubric can be easily applied to any of the projects.
You might also be interested in these companion files:
A Wrinkle in Time: Comparing the novel with the 2004 film version
A Wrinkle in Time: Vocabulary and comprehension assessment packet
This resource is created by Stephen Campbell.