You may have already read A Wrinkle in Time book when you were younger or with your kids (or maybe have even seen A Wrinkle in Time original movie).
I’m bringing it up because both A Wrinkle in Time film and the book are great to incorporate into your lessons and make a fantastic topic for a unit study.
(And, you know I’m a big fan of creating a teaching theme with movies and books together—especially where you can compare and contrast!)
So, whenever a movie comes out based on a family book, my brain goes into overdrive trying to figure out fun project ideas, printables, art projects, theme lessons, teacher resources, and lesson plans to incorporate into our learning and review.
(Yes, it is exhausting and time-consuming, but lucky for you I’ve done all the legwork so you just need to pick out what study unit or project works for you and your kid or student!)
A Wrinkle in Time Summary
So, what happens in a Wrinkle in Time?
In case you aren’t familiar with the A Wrinkle in Time book (or movie), A Wrinkle in Time is about science fiction time travel by “wrinkling time” to save a scientist stuck on another planet.
A Wrinkle in Time characters Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and friend Calvin O’Keefe travel through time to rescue Meg’s scientist father who is being held on another planet by some evil forces.
The book was originally written in 1962 by author Madeleine L’Engle.
What does Wrinkle In Time mean?
In the books and movies, “wrinkling” time means how the characters move through time. It is based on a theory of dimensions: where the fourth dimension is time and the the fifth dimension is a portal through space and time (called “tesseracts“).
(You can put on your geeky tin foil hat and read more about dimensions here.)
A Wrinkle in Time Movie Trailer
In 2018, A Wrinkle In Time was made into a movie, based on adaptations from the book.
Here’s the official movie trailer for the book (with the A Wrinkle in Time cast including Oprah, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, and Reese Witherspoon!).
Is A Wrinkle In Time a remake?
A Wrinkle in Time movie is based on the series of books by author Madeleine L’Engle.
There was an earlier version of the original movie that was released in 2004.
The Books | A Wrinkle in Time Series
And, just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, there’s an entire series of books!
(In case you didn’t know!)
Here are all A Wrinkle In Time book series, listed from first to last:
(You can also grab the books as a box set.)
COMPANION WRINKLE IN TIME BOOKS
You may find these helpful in your Wrinkle In Time studies:
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23 FREE A Wrinkle in Time Lesson Plans, Art Projects, Project Ideas, Resources, and Other Fun Activities for the Book and Movie
Here are 23 FREE resources for learning with the A Wrinkle in Time book and movie:
Learn how to say the author’s name
Check out the author’s website
Hear an excerpt of the book read by the author
Listen to an interview with the author
Download this awesome enrichment guide that covers multiple subject areas
Get a Reading Guide for the book
Chapter by Chapter Questions (and Answers)
Organize a sci-fi writing adventure
Host a book club with fun food and activities
Get middle school level group ideas
Make a yarn art project based on the book
Use this vocabulary building activity for the book/movie
Make your own time travel machine
There is another book in the series, A swiftly tilting planet, which is actually my favorite.