|Books Written by Madeleine L'Engle:|
| A Wrinkle In Time
A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Meet the Austins
The Moon By Night
A Ring of Endless Light
The Arm of the Starfish
Troubling a Star
Dragons in the Waters
The Young Unicorns
| A House Like A Lotus
And Both Were Young
A Small Rain
An Acceptable Time
The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas
Dance in the Desert
Troubling a Star
The Glorious Impossible
The Journey With Jonah
|Activities: (Starred examples are a required task.)|
|*1. Choose a book from the choices listed above, and read it.|
|*2. Read Ms. L'Engle's Biography site.(Click on the biography link)|
|3. After reading AWrinkle in Time, you have met the Murry family. Visit this Murry Family site to get the "low down" on the characters, and to see which other L'Engle novels include these characters.|
|4. In addition to the Murry family, Ms. L'Engle has other family series: the O'Keefe family, and the Austin family. Research which books cover each family at the Tesseract site. Design a family tree for one of the families in the series. The following link on designing a Family Tree might be helpful.|
|5. Read The Arm of the Starfish. Research
using some of the following sites: Starfish
|6. In A Ring of Endless Light, Vicky works
After reading the novel, learn as much as you can about dolphins.
Some informative links are:
Dolphins, Bottlenose Dolphins, Wild Animal Watch: Dolphins site, and theCetacea site. From the information you collect, choose one of the following activities: 1) Design a web page on a dophin species of your choice.
2) Create a Presentations slide show on dolphins to share with your class.
3) Using HyperStudio, make a "Living Book" about dolphins for the first
grade students. Share your book with the first grade class.
Visit the following link: Madeleine L'Engle's
multimedia site. Scroll
down to the sounds
portion of the
page. Listen to Ms. L'Engle's interview, article and poem.
Come up with 3-5 interview questions you can ask someone in the
building. Set up a time to interview this person. Ask the
questions you prepared, and take notes on their responses. Type
up your interview and turn it in to your teacher.
Here are two more web sites for you to check out:
Disney's A Wrinkle in Time web siteShare these sites with a couple of your friends.
Nook Authors Grades 7-8
Book Nook Home Page
United School Home Page