Madeleine L’Engle Teacher Lesson Plan

Students celebrate Madeleine L'Engle as their author hero. Which authors inspire your students? 

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Madeleine L'Engle was an American writer of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young adult fiction, including A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels: A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time.

Students read Karen Pritzker's story about L'Engle and research their favorite author. Students are encouraged to write a story about their author hero to share with MY HERO. 


Madeleine L'Engle

By: Karen Pritzker

"I might never get published, but I had to keep writing." --Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L’Engle

By: Karen Pritzker

This story about Madeleine L'Engle is in Spanish


Laura Nietzer

The following lesson plan was created by MY HERO Teacher and Learning Circle Director Laura Nietzer.

Related Pages

A Wrinkle in Time

By: Madeleine L'Engle

L'Engle's most well-known novel, about a time- and space-traveling family. Fourteen million copies have been sold as of 2015.

Madeleine L'Engle Herself: Reflections On A Writing Life

By: Madeleine L'Engle, Carole F. Chase (Compiler)

Hundreds of this celebrated author's most insightful and transforming statements about writing, creativity, and truth

A Circle of Quiet: A Crosswick Journal

By: Madeleine L'Engle

This journal shares fruitful reflections on life and career prompted by the author's visit to her personal place of retreat near her country home.

External Links

Madeleine L'Engle Website
Teacher Guide: A Wrinkle in Time

Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Visit the MY HERO Calendar

Students can share their Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program

Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.

Submit your artwork to be entered in the MY HERO art contest or to be exhibited on our Gallery Homepage.

Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.


Organizer created on 10/24/2019 9:50:46 AM by Laura Nietzer

Last edited 4/30/2020 2:47:25 PM by Laura Nietzer