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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle - A Novel Study

In this 2-week novel, students will read A Wrinkle in Time while participating in Socratic Seminar discussions by learning about fantasy and science fiction while analyzing character, symbolism, theme, and other literary elements.
Kaitlyn Fischer: Close-Reading Specialist
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Completed by 4 learners
Class
40 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 2 weeks
11-14
year olds
1-6
learners per class
per learner - per class

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Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will be able to:
     - Read the Novel and Discuss It in Class
     - Participate in a Novel Study 
     - Be Active in a Socratic Seminar
     - Pair the Novel with Historical, Cultural, and Scientific Inquiries
     - Learn about the Deeper Aspects of the Story through...
          - Connections, Mini-Research Activities, and Investigations
     - Discover as we Uncover the Mysteries of Time, the Universite, and the Human Spirit
     - Introduce Themselves in Class
     - Introduce the Novel and the Author
     - Debate Controversial Topics from the Novel
     - Define and Identify Literary Elements of a Story
     - Set-Up for Class
     - Characterize Meg and Her Family
          - Focus Particularly on Charles Wallace and Her Father
     - Characterize Calvin O'Keefe
     - Introduce and Characterize to the Mrs.
     - Identify and Analyze the Symbolism of The Black Thing
     - Define Characterization and Character Development
     - Explain The Tesseract, Wrinkling Time, and The Ant
     - Identify the Four Dimensions
     - Inspirational Quotes
     - Differentiate between IT and CENTRAL Central Intelligence
     - Analyze the Symbolism of Good and Evil, Light and Dark
     - Explain the Transparent Column
     - Discuss IT and Brain Control (Mass Control)
     - Explain Aunt Beast and How Characters Come to Terms
     - Returning to Defeat Evil
     - Identify the Climax and Resolution and Debate (Happy Ending?)
I have been teaching in public schools in Missouri and Colorado and have taught on Outschool for a couple of years now. A Wrinkle in Time is something that I have taught to many students before in Socratic Seminar format and as part of a novel study. In addition, I have taught the novel in the following class that parents are encouraged to look at to see how my classes are run to understand the format and setting of the class!

Classic Literature (Middle School): https://outschool.com/classes/classic-literature-a-novel-study-xkvxQwCz?usid=l0R3fRwf&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link
Students will be asked to read outside of class as we will not have time in class to read together. In addition, students might need to complete an activity that we start in class if we run out of time to complete it. 
Students are asked to purchase the novel to participate in class and to have the novel in class every single day so that we can reference it together!
I can provide writing prompts and essay prompts to parents who request them for their students. I upload them to the students as the reader goes along so that their writing is paired with the reader that they accomplish in class. 
1 hour 20 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Here is the CommonSenseMedia for A Wrinkle in Time. Students are encouraged to reach out to their parents and to the teacher to discuss topics that they might struggle with. We will be discussing religion and science in this class as major elements of the story and character development. We will be open and honest and I will be there to guide student conversations through every step. If you have specific questions, please feel free to reach out to me to talk!
     - https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/a-wrinkle-in-time

Teacher

Kaitlyn Fischer: Close-Reading Specialist
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
High School and Middle School English
755 total reviews
487 completed classes

About Me

Hello!

My name is Kaitlyn Fischer and I have taught high school and middle school English and have also taught middle school math. I have worked in both Missouri and in Colorado. I have taught all of the following classes: AP Language and... 
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