Louisa May Alcott Teacher Resources
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Louisa May Alcott | The Civil War
5 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Louisa May Alcott longed to fight in the Civil War to end the scourge of slavery, but like most nineteenth-century women, was relegated to the ranks of wartime nurses and seamstresses. Learners watch a short dramatization of Alcott's...
Portraits Visual and Written: Louisa May Alcott and Samuel Clemens
5th - 8th
Students discover the life and work of an American author, either Samuel Clemens or Louisa May Alcott. In this study of visual and written portraits activity, students take a look at the authors through four different sources: a...
Discussion Guide for Little Women
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Start with the question in mind with a discussion activity on Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. With four focus questions, note-taking prompts, and discussion points, readers practice answering thematic questions based on textual evidence.
Defying Convention | Little Women
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Jo's decision not to marry her childhood friend Laurie broke the hearts of many readers—but it also represented Little Women's successful break from traditional nineteenth-century gender roles. A short clip illustrates Jo's desire to...
Louisa May Alcott: her life, her times and her literature
9th - 12th
Students explore one of America's favorite classic novels, 'Little Women'. They develop an interest in classics, study the author's life and discover which elements of her family history she incorporates into her work. They show how...
A Sample Lesson from the Green Teacher Box: Eight Cousins
7th - 9th
Students take a literary passage from dictation and proofread. In this spelling and punctuation lesson, students take a passage from Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott. Students create a spelling list and discuss the sound /cher/. ...
Little Women (Volume 1): Novel Study
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewFew siblings have a bond as strong as the one shared by the March sisters. A novel study introduces readers to the sisters from Little Women. In addition to analyzing the different protagonists, they look closely at the time period in...
Acting Up, A Melodrama: Performing Like Jo March and Her Sisters in Little Women
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Lights, Camera, Action! Pupils read Little Women and create, act, and direct a melodrama that Jo March and her sisters would enjoy. The lesson plan comes complete with resources for the educator on melodrama as well as examples for drama...