Lost The Camazotz Plotz

| Boston, MA, USA | Learning | August 20, 2016

(I am teaching Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time in my freshman composition class. I ask questions about the details of the assignment to see who read it and who didn’t.)

Me: “And what is remarkable about the planet Camazotz?”

Student: “Everyone there was the same?”

Me: “Right! How so?”

Student: “Uh… I don’t know.”

(I laugh, because there is no way to have read it and know that everyone’s the same without knowing in what way they’re the same. Unless…)

Me: “Oh, did Wikipedia not mention that part?”

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