A Wrinkle In Time Instructional Support PPT 2
Did You Know? • Before beginning their adventures, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which warn the children of an ongoing struggle between good and evil. Sound familiar? • To illustrate this struggle, they use many allusions. • An allusion is a reference in a work of literature to another work of literature or to a well-known person, place, or event in history. • Writers often use allusions to express complex ideas. Sometimes the allusions are direct, such as quotations from historical figures. Sometime, however, allusions are less obvious. • For example, the Murry’s dog Fortinbras is named after a character in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet who is strong and brave in military matters. This allusion is supposed to tell you something about the dog (strong & brave) and something about the people who named him (Murrys’ enjoy reading & value strength & courage). • Watch for allusions in chapters 5–8 and make sure to add them to your graphic organizer.
Tesseract • When Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace ask how they can go on a mission through time and space, Mrs. Whatsit says, “Now we will tesser.” • The characters learn that tessering is a shortcut through time and space that will allow them to travel quickly to other planets. Can you make connections to other text at this time? • Although this journey is fantasy, some of this story is based on real science. For example, a dimension is anything that can be measured in space. • Remember, the three ordinary dimensions on Earth are length, width, and depth. • But, Albert Einstein considered time a fourth dimension.
Context Clues Activity: On Unit Folder page 5, • From the following passage or sentences, notice the words that are underlined & are on your chart. • Read the passage or sentences, and use the context clues to “guess” what the definitions for the words are. • Write your context meaning on the chart. • The only wrong answer is NO ANSWER!
n. change from the normal v. to lessen; to shrink adj. troubled; upset adv. abruptly; steeply v. to plead; to coax
Context Sentences: • Harry’s bad behavior is an aberration caused by too much sugar. • Every day the money in her lunch account will dwindle. • Greg was perturbed by Lucy’s constant talking while he was watching his favorite TV show. • He stopped precipitously so that he would not barrel into the newly poured concrete. • Nicole tried to wheedle her mom into taking her to the mall to buy her new shoes.
How to Pronounce: • aberration [ab´əra￣shən] • dwindle [dwindəl] • perturbed [ pərturbd] • precipitously [ prisipətəs le￣ ] • wheedle [ hwe￣ dəl]
Literary Analysis: • imagery- • details that writers give to help us see, hear, touch, smell, and taste the world are called imagery. • point of view- • who is telling the story- • first person, third person limited, third person omniscient • dialogue- • what’s being said between characters; • quotation marks; new line/indent each time someone new is speaking “Quiet!” admonished Meg. She was looking down the long, dark, spooky hall. “We should see what’s in there,” stated Charles.
Quiz: Define these underlined words using the context clues. • Some children need more tangible rewards other than the words “good job.” • The crook tried to wheedle the cop into letting him go. • Linus did not want to relinquish his blanket for washing. • Sixty degree weather in Georgia is an aberration for July. • Ken was perturbed that Mike had eaten all of the pizza.