Before the Movie

Have you read A Wrinkle in Time? If yes, what did you think about it? If no, what type of book do you think it might be based on the title? (Tap prior knowledge)

What is science fiction?  (Tap prior knowledge/Predict)


During the Movie (Pause Points)

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:

Timecode 1:21: If instant relocation is the wrinkle in space, what would the wrinkle in time be? (Make connections)

Timecode 2:49: How is L’Engle’s book a coming-of-age story? (Draw conclusions)

Timecode 5:08: In what ways does L’Engle represent evil as the opposite of freedom? (Make inferences)


After the Movie

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Wrinkle of Time topic. (Make connections)

What other “coming of age” tales can you think of? Why do you think it is a popular genre?  (Make connections)



BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Wrinkle in Time Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.

*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.