Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Wrinkle in Time, Chapter Three

Good morning!

We're moving right along to chapter three. Here's the free SparkNotes information for this chapter:

Here's the questions and vocab/spelling I've come up with for use with this chapter:

Chapter Three-Mrs. Which


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  1. When Calvin was talking about his family, what was he trying to say about the way things were at home? Does his family really ignore him, do you think, or does he just feel that way? Do you think his life at home has anything to do with why he was in the woods?

  1. In this chapter, it's revealed that Meg is very talented in one particular area. What is it? And why don't her teachers know about it? Do you have a secret talent like that? What is it?

  1. Calvin uses the word “moron” quite often. Why do you suppose he does it?

  1. Where do you think they'll be going now that Charles Wallace has said “it's time?” And how do you think they'll get there?

  1. What do think of Mrs. Which? What did she mean by “materialize?” Did this scene give you more insight into the future of the story? What is this forcing Meg to understand?

Summarize chapter three using as many sentences as necessary:

Interesting Information from SparkNotes:

- Meg is, yet again, forced to face the fact that "reality is not always as it seems" when Mrs. Which is obviously "there" but not really "there" for her to fully see.
- It's important that many of the characters wear glasses (Meg, Mr. Murry, Mrs. Who).  This reinforces the idea that "things are not always as they seem" and that Meg needs to learn "to see things more clearly."
- Calvin is surprised to learn that Meg is very gifted in the area of math.
-Calvin's question about mass and energy points to the fact that L'Engle based the idea for this book on her reading of Albert Einstein's and Panck's latest works.
- Chapter three is full of examples of love, which is the theme of the entire story.

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