A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle is an absolute classic. If you have students who were intrigued by this text's science-fiction elements, they will love this writing assignment.
Three-Sentence Overview of this Lesson:
Just as Madeleine L’Engle wrote her characters their own fantastic journey in A Wrinkle in Time, students will write about a fantastic journey from their own imaginations. Students will choose interesting characters, an unusual mode of transportation, and a destination that is somehow amazing, extraordinarily beautiful, terrifying or ominous. This assignment requires them to use details to create a balance of showing and telling skills as well as incorporating interesting adjectives and strong verbs to keep the sentences compelling and interesting to read. Teachers: click here to read the entire lesson plan.
6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:
The focus trait in this writing assignment is idea development; the writers goal is to create sentences that use a balance of showing and telling skills as well as choosing interesting, high-quality details when describing their characters, setting and mode of transportation. The support trait in this assignment is organization; the graphic organizer has students brainstorm ideas and plan purposeful paragraphs before writing.