A Wrinkle in Time


NOTE:  The content of this guide is now free on our new site, where we’re charging only for the printables. 


About the story

When a bizarre old woman named Mrs. Whatsit mysteriously shows up in misfit Meg’s back yard, Meg’s father, a prominent physicist, has been missing two years—people in town say he’s left his brilliant scientist wife. As it turns out he’s actually a prisoner on a planet controlled by IT, a mind-controlling brain. With Mrs. Whatsit’s help, Meg and her brother, along with their new friend Calvin, set off to rescue him by “tessering” (shortcutting) through time and space. They soon learn that the whole cosmos is at risk! Danger and disillusionment abound throughout  A Wrinkle in Time, but so does love. Meg’s adventures and actions show us the necessity of mind-heart balance and of being true to who you are.

About the LitWits Explorer’s Guide

Experience A Wrinkle in Time with your students in fun, meaningful ways! Your kids can tesser into deep space to scale the solar system, get up close and personal with an ominous-looking brain, dress up Mrs. Whatsit with nonconforming flair, write up their own Mr. Hoozat, use fantastic new words to write about bizarre-looking creatures, stretch their minds with some astronomical (and philosophical) figures, practice “planet mnemonics,” trust Aunt Beast to feed them in the dark, peer through multiple dimensions, and so much more!

LitWits Explorer’s Guides are private web pages that include creative and academic downloadables. This lesson planning resource is ideal for ages 8-12, but it’s highly adaptable. Scroll down to get more details and a free idea with template.



Product Description

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The LitWits Explorer’s Guide for A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Everything in this “experience guide” comes from our unique sensory workshop on A Wrinkle in Time. It’s packed with hands-on ways to get into the characters’ shoes. When kids see, feel, hear, taste, smell, and DO what the characters did, they understand more. Better yet, they want to read more.

LitWits Explorer’s Guides are web pages packed with downloadables—templates, activity aids, academic handouts, and more. (Here’s a sample, for a different book.Because our guides live online, we can link you to useful info and audiovisuals. And you’ll always have the very latest updates!

The LitWits Explorer’s Guide for A Wrinkle in Time includes:

  • sensory prop suggestions, with photos
  • creative project and activity ideas, with photos
  • printable templates, excerpts, and activity prompts
  • takeaway topics, to fuel meaningful conversations
  • printable handouts for creative writing, the narrative arc, setting, and more
  • research and audiovisual links, for one-stop prep and homework help
  • great quotes from the book, where copyright allows

This guide is adaptable to a wide range of ages. (See the Ways to Use tab for classroom and homeschool uses.) We find 8-12-year-olds consistently “ready to LitWit,” but you know best what your kids are ready for, interested in, and capable of.

Common Core Alignment
The LitWits experience of this book is jam-packed with carefully integrated lessons — but they’re embedded in FUN, so kids don’t feel “taught.”  At a bare minimum, the use of this guide helps meet these Common Core goals:

THIRD GRADE Common Core Alignment
FOURTH GRADE Common Core Alignment
FIFTH GRADE Common Core Alignment
SIXTH GRADE Common Core Alignment

Please note that LitWits® is a registered trademark of LitWits Workshops, LLC.  All LitWits Explorer’s Guides are copyrighted and may be used for non-commercial educational purposes only.

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