Little Women: Helping Father

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Jo's decision to sell her hair to bringing her wounded father home is a pivotal and poignant scene from Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. Class members read the excerpt and answer four questions about the details, vocabulary, and plot points of the story.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a homework assignment or as part of a reading assessment
  • Have class members use the resource as a model for their own worksheet, in which they choose a reading excerpt and write comprehension questions for peers to answer
Classroom Considerations

  • Passage is from chapter 15 of Little Women
  • Excerpt may require more context for learners to understand; best used in a Little Women novel unit so readers are familiar with the characters and plot
  • Parts of the resource is in color, but would still be readable if printed in black and white
Pros

  • Questions address a variety of skills, including contextual vocabulary, inference making, and reading comprehension
Cons

  • None
Common Core