With the exciting new release of Disney’s, A Wrinkle in Time, many teachers are doing novel studies of Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic. Are your students currently reading A Wrinkle in Time? Here are some activities and resources that will have your students traveling to the 5th dimension.
Have your students put their knowledge to the test while they “tesser” to the finish line. While traveling across dimensions and among planets, their knowledge of novel themes, character traits, vocabulary, plot, will be challenged.
Students will begin on the Starting tesser. Whoever roles the highest with the dice moves first. Follow the planets across the board.
When a student lands on a planet, choose a matching planet card and answer the question. If the student answers the question correctly, they may stay on their spot. If the student’s answer is incorrect, they must go back 5 spaces (or back to start). If a student lands on a spot that says Jump Ahead, they can tesser down to the next planet.
Whoever makes it to the Finishing tesser first wins the game! It is a quick game so it is recommended to play several rounds and to shuffle the study cards each round to study. You can find this board game in this novel study resource – A Wrinkle in Time Novel Study
Students can cut out and color calming bookmarks that contain quotes from A Wrinkle in Time! 9 unique designs are included in this download.
Learn about The Tesseract
Even though Madeleine L’Engle’s novel is a work of fiction, a tesseract is not a fictional concept. In geometry a tesseract is “a four dimensional cube. The tesseract is to the cube as the cube is to the square; or, more formally, the tesseract can be described as a regular convex 4-polytope whose boundary consists of eight cubical cells.”ediacura
Check out this rotating tesseract!
Character Analysis / Complete Novel Study in an Interactive Notebook
Madeleine L’Engle created some VERY unique characters that need to be analyzed in great detail. For example, Charles Wallace (Meg’s little brother) is only five years old but has a bigger vocabulary than most adults and has an IQ of a genius. He also has a supernatural ability to read other’s minds and thoughts.
Here’s a fun way to analyze each character from the novel – creating character cards that can be saved in an interactive notebook! Find this resource here!
Are you planning on seeing the Disney version of A Wrinkle in Time? Why or why not? Post below!
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