A Wrinkle in Time

This is a template of the reading comprehension map for Ms. Moix's English class.

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A Wrinkle in Time by Mind Map: A Wrinkle in Time

1. Author

1.1. Madeleine L' Engle

1.2. November 29, 1918- September 7, 2007

1.3. American

1.4. American writer best known for young-adult fiction. Has won John Newbery Medal, Regina Medal and more.

2. General Info

2.1. 1962

2.2. Classic Novel

2.3. English

2.4. Earth, Uriel, the Happy Medium planet, Camazotz and Ixchel. The novel takes place in the latter half of the twentieth century.

3. Plot

3.1. Initial situation: Mr. Murry is missing. Mr. Murry's absence is where it all begins, and it's the situation that all the central characters want to fix.

3.2. Conflict: Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin finally make it to the planet where Mr. Murry is, but things are not going well. There's plenty of conflict on Camazotz: between the kids and the man with the red eyes, between Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace, as to what they should do; and within the characters, as they struggle to make tough decisions.

3.3. Complication:

3.4. Climax:

3.5. Falling Action:

3.6. Conclusion:

4. Themes, Allusions & Symbols

4.1. Themes

4.2. Symbols

4.3. Allusion

5. Characters

5.1. Protagonist: Meg Murry- A homely, awkward, loving high school girl who sets off to find her father whom been missing for a couple of years.

5.2. Sidekick: Charles Wallace Murry- Meg's extraordinarily intelligent five-year-old younger brother who is capable of reading minds and understanding other creatures in a way that none of the other Murry children can.

5.3. Antagonist: IT- The disembodied brain that controls all the inhabitants of Camazotz with its revolting, pulsing rhythm. IT, identified with the Black Thing, is the embodiment of evil on this planet.

6. Vocabulary

6.1. Section 1: Ch. 1-3

6.1.1. Word 1: Preoccupied- "She is unable to fall asleep because she is preoccupied with all that seems wrong in her life".

6.1.2. My Meaning: I think the meaning of this word used in the sentence, is saying how Meg is distracted too much about fitting in with the other kids at her school instead of getting the rest she needs as a kid.

6.1.3. Word 2: Irrational- "Meg wonders whether the irrational events of the previous night were merely a dream, but her mother assures her that you don't have to understand things for them to be".

6.1.4. My Meaning: The author uses this word this way to show that Meg doesn't know weather the events that happened really took place that night or was it really her imagination.

6.2. Section 2: Ch. 4-6

6.2.1. Word 1

6.2.2. Word 2

6.3. Section 3: Ch. 7-9

6.3.1. Word 1

6.3.2. Word 2

6.4. Section 4: Ch. 10-12

6.4.1. Word 1

6.4.2. Word 2

7. Summary

7.1. llakdnaisenfiowenfoiwenfiownr

7.2. Section 2

7.3. Section 3

7.4. Section 4