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    This one-of-a-kind guide to running literature circles, based on Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, shows teachers how to organize small discussion groups that work! Includes stimulating questions and writing prompts that motivate students to think and respond thoughtfully. As students dive into lively discussions, they learn to identify themes, analyze vocabulary, recognize the author’s craft, and respond meaningfully to the text—all of which meet state and national language arts standards.

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    Scholastic Book Guides: A Wrinkle in Time

    Teaching with trade books is effective and manageable with Scholastic Book Guides—each guide has everything teachers need to build important skills for successful instruction in reading. Guides include:
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A Wrinkle in Time

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Illustrator: Hope Larson

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Science Fiction, Classics

Siblings, Aliens and UFOs, Courage, Bravery, Heroism

About This Book

Everything is wrong in Meg Murray's life. In school, she's been dropped down to the lowest section of her grade. She's teased about her five-year-old brother, Charles Wallace, who everyone mistakenly thinks is dumb. Not to mention that Meg wears braces and glasses and has mouse-brown hair.

Much will be better in her miserable life when her father gets back. But gets back from where? Meg's physicist father had been experimenting with the fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. One dark and stormy night, the family is visited by a disheveled heap of a woman named Mrs. Whatsit. Eccentric and brilliant, she will turn out to be the force who spurs on Meg, Charles Wallace, and their new friend, Calvin O'Keefe, to embark on a dangerous quest through space to find their father. In doing so, they must travel behind the shadow of an evil power that is darkening the cosmos.

Before long, the trio discovers that Meg's and Charles Wallace's father is being held prisoner by evil forces on the planet of Camazotz, an eerie place where complete conformity is expected in exchange for personal freedom. There they engage in the fight of their lives against a giant disembodied brain named "It." And soon, Charles Wallace must be rescued, too.

Winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal, L'Engle's novel, the first in the Time Quartet, still has the power to mesmerize even the most jaded reader. A profound sense of mystery courses through every page. The novel's sophisticated concept, along with its warm and sensitive narrative tone, set the perfect stage for Meg to discover that love is the most powerful force in the universe.

About the Author

Madeleine L'Engle won the Newbery Award for her most popular book, A Wrinkle in Time.

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