A Wrinkle in Time

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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 story.

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

The 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.




The anchor chart above pairs with the constructive response graphic organizer below.

This is a free sample constructive response organizer. Just click on the image to download the pdf version of this organizer.


Ways to Use the Graphic Organizer

Option 1

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.


Option 2

Students complete the organizer by writing complete sentences.


Click here to download a printable version of this anchor chart.


This is another free sample constructive response organizer. Just click on the image to download the pdf version of this organizer. This constructive response organizer pairs well with the anchor chart above.


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 you can take a look at the preview and purchase this unit.