Louisa May Alcott
Lesson plans for Little Women

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Biography and Criticism

Orchard House - Home of the Alcotts
Information and photos of the Alcott house.

Louisa May Alcott
This page includes links to online criticism of Alcott's works.

Louisa May Alcott: Looking at Life in Concord, MA, through the eyes of the Alcott and March sisters
This 20-page unit plan presents an author study and historical fiction guided reading unit designed for third graders. Requires Adobe Reader for access.

Louisa May Alcott: her life, her times and her literature
In this unit plan students discover which elements of Alcott's family history she incorporates into her work.

Little Women

Acting Up, A Melodrama
"After reading the melodrama in Little Women , students are divided into five groups and assigned an act to interpret. They expand the lines, create melodies, and rehearse their act for presentation to the class."

Little Women
This 29-page document presents a complete unit plan for teaching the novel to 5th graders (12 lessons). It focuses on figurative language, character development, and different types of writing. Includes discussion questions; uses a variety of strategies and activities. Includes rubric and printable handouts. Adobe Reader required.

Little Women
Text of the novel in multiple formats, including HTML, ePub, plain text, and Kindle.

Little Women
The novel in multiple audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, Apple iTunes Audiobook, MP3, and Speex Audio.

Little Women Assignment Tasks
8 postreading writing tasks.

Louisa May Alcott: her life, her times and her literature
This unit uses journaling, performing, a class post office, and movie-related activities to help 21st century students appreciate Alcott and Little Women .

Vocabulary from Little Women
Word are organized by section of the book and presented in context, with definition. Click on a word for pronunciation, synonyms, examples of use, more.