Unit 3 Overview

UNIT 3: “A Wrinkle in Time” By: Madeleine L’Engle


Objectives: By the end of this unit, the student will be able to:

  • Determine what makes science fiction believable.
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas though the selection, organization and analysis of relevant content.
  • Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary.
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text  including figurative and connotative meanings.

Power Points:

Vocab Ch. 1-4

Vocab Ch. 5-8

Vocab Ch. 9-12

Vocabulary List:

Chapters 1-4:

  • ephemeral, preliminaries, tangible, assimilate, antagonistic, tractable, diction, prodigious, wraithlike, relinquish

Chapters 5-8:

  • aberration, dwindle, myopic, obliquely, perturbed, precipitously, reverberate, sadist, wheedle, serenely

Chapters 9-12: 

  • brusquely, distraught, emanate, impenetrable, omnipotent, translucent, transparent, trepidation, vacant, insolent