Lesson Plans

The students at the Ron Clark Academy (RCA) studied A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle, and RCA teachers implemented innovative lessons to teach several themes from the novel.

In the novel, the characters use a tesseract (a fictitious time travel device) to transport themselves throughout the universe.  Dr. Jones’ classes built life-sized tesseracts and calculated surface area and volume of each.  Mrs. Bearden then transported her students to planet Uriel to teach the power of figurative language and imagery.  Mr. Collins challenged the notion of the conformity on planet Camazotz through a social experiment with his sixth graders, and Mrs. Haskins introduced the idea that A Wrinkle in Time is an allegory and engaged her students in a Harkness discussion to explore their observations.

These teachers have shared their lessons with you in hopes that you can incorporate them in ways that meet the needs of your own students.  A Wrinkle in Time is a story that has withstood the test of time, and after studying the novel, our students are excited to see Disney’s interpretation of this amazing piece of literature!

 

VISITING PLANET URIEL

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CONFORMITY IN THE CLASSROOM

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CHANGING DIMENSIONS

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HARKNESS CIRCLE

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