Seeking Truth: A Wrinkle in Time

Lesson 8


Alternate Unit 5

5th Grade

Lesson 8 of 26


Compare and contrast the two representations of A Wrinkle in Time by analyzing and explaining how the genre features of both contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle  — 64–67, 73–83

  • Book: A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Hope Larson and Madeleine L'Engle  — 102–110, 117–134

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Pick an event that was represented in both the novel and the graphic novel.

Compare and contrast the two representations of the event. Which features contribute most to the meaning, tone, or beauty of the text?

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.5.7 — Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).
  • RL.5.9 — Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
  • W.5.9 — Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

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