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K12ELA007: English Language Arts 7

Unit 6: Fiction Novel Unit: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott   In this unit, you will read a work of classic literature, analyzing how geography and history can influence fictional portrayals. You will identify vocabulary and answer comprehension questions for each chapter, focusing on how the characters change and evolve over the course of the novel. Your focus will be on the theme of endurance and how characters can maintain strength during difficult times. 

Unit 6 Time Advisory
Completing this unit should take 58 hours, 30 minutes.

☐    Subunit 6.1: 1 hour

☐    Subunit 6.2: 2 hours

☐    Subunit 6.3: 51 hours

☐    Unit Review: 4 hours

☐    Unit Checkpoint: 30 minutes

Unit6 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to: - Describe how geography and history influence literature. - Identify unfamiliar vocabulary by employing several strategies. - Analyze characters in a novel, charting their development over time. - Identify themes and parts of a story in a complete work of literature. 

Standards Addressed (Common Core): - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.2 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.4 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.10 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.6 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.9 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.2

6.1 Introduction to the Author: Louisa May Alcott   In order to get a real feel for the time period and setting in Louisa May Alcott’s novel, it helps to review the author’s background. Learning about Alcott will help you understand her various influences. Alcott’s own life experiences were incorporated into her fictional works, most notably the novel Little Women. Alcott based the main character in the novel, Jo, on her own life experiences. 

6.2 Geography of the Book and Historical Climate   - Activity: Tracy Carlisle’s “Little Women Webquest” Link: Tracy Carlisle’s Little Women Webquest” (PDF)

 Instructions: Because much of *Little Women* is based on Louisa May
Alcott’s own life, you will gain a better understanding of the novel
by continuing to read about her life experiences. From the link
above, open the “*Little Women* Webquest.” Using the details from
the sources given, answer all of the questions in the worksheet.
(Note that you will need to copy and paste the links provided into
your browser; if you open them within the worksheet, you will not be
able to access the document without going back.)  
    
 Completing this activity should take approximately 2 hours.  
    
 Standards Addressed (*Common Core*):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.9](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/9)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)

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6.3 Chapter Guide   Imagine being alive during the Civil War. You are a teenage girl, living with your mother and three sisters. Contact with your father is limited, as he is serving during the conflict, so you need to assist your mother in running the household, with no male figures around. You are also struggling with becoming an adolescent while trying to develop your own identity in a male-dominated society. This is the setting for the classic novel Little Women, a fictional work heavily influenced by Alcott’s real-life events. In this subunit, you will read Alcott’s classic novel while completing activities to better comprehend the text.

6.3.1 Chapters 1 - 4   The book has been broken up into chapter clusters. For Chapters 1 - 4, you will begin by completing vocabulary exercises and then move on to reading the chapters while answering guiding questions, tracking character development, and exploring the themes of courage and endurance in the novel. 

6.3.1.1 Vocabulary   - Activity: Nicole Christenson’s “Little Women Chapters 1 - 4 Vocabulary” Link: Nicole Christenson’s Little Women, Chapters 1 - 4 Vocabulary” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Review the vocabulary terms and definitions for Chapters 1 - 4 prior to reading the chapters in the next subunit. Create an original sentence for each word. When you are finished writing your sentences and reviewing the words, play the “Scatter” game using the link on the Quizlet page. When the game is complete, click the “Test” button to see how well you know the words.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

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6.3.1.2 Reading with Guiding Questions   - Reading: Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women: Chapters 1 - 4” Link: Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women: Chapters 1 - 4” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Now that you have completed the vocabulary, you will read the first four chapters of Little Women. Pause after reading each chapter and turn to the resource below to answer questions about the chapter. (Note that the chapter numbers begin with I to indicate Part I; thus Chapter 1 is labeled like this: “Chapter I.1: “Playing Pilgrims.”)
 
Reading these chapters should take approximately 2 hours.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)

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6.3.1.3 Character Profiles and Development   - Activity: Amber Smith’s “Character Traits Graphic Organizer” Link: Amber Smith’s “Character Traits Graphic Organizer” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Print this graphic organizer. Follow the prompts provided, and fill out all sections in the organizer while using the character of one of the sisters. Use the same character throughout this unit. As an alternative to printing, you can copy the organizer into your notebook and then complete it.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 30 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

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6.3.1.4 Literary Devices   - Activity: The Saylor Foundation’s “Ice Cream Organizer” Link: The Saylor Foundation’s “Ice Cream Organizer” (PDF)
 
Instructions: You are going to be exploring themes in Little Women. Open the “Ice Cream Organizer” and identify one theme present in the first set of chapters (e.g., endurance). Support your choice by filling in an example in each “scoop” on the organizer (e.g., The March family was once rich, so the older girls show endurance by regularly working at jobs that they do not like in order to support their family). Use specific details from the text to support your choice.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 45 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.9](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/9)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

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6.3.2 Chapters 5 - 12   The book has been broken up into chapter clusters. For Chapters 5 - 12, you will begin by completing vocabulary exercises and then move on to reading the chapters while answering guiding questions, tracking character development, and exploring the themes of courage and endurance in the novel.

6.3.2.1 Vocabulary   - Activity: Nicole Christenson’s “Little Women Vocabulary Chapters 5 - 12” Link: Nicole Christenson’s Little Women Vocabulary Chapters 5 - 8” (HTML) and “Chapters 9 - 12” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Before reading the text in the next subunit, review the vocabulary terms and definitions for each set of chapters. Create an original sentence for each word. When you are finished writing your sentences and reviewing the words, play the “Scatter” game, using the link on the Quizlet page. When the game is complete, click the “Test” button to see how well you know the words.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

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6.3.2.2 Reading with Guiding Questions   - Reading: Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women: Chapters 5 - 12” Link: Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women: Chapters 5 - 12” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Now that you have completed the vocabulary, you will read Chapters 5 - 12 of Little Women. Pause after reading each chapter and turn to the resource below to answer questions about the chapter.
 
Reading these chapters should take approximately 2 hours.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)

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6.3.2.3 Character Profiles and Development   - Activity: Melissa Oliver’s “Inferences Based on Characters” Link: Melissa Oliver’s “Inferences Based on Characters” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Print this graphic organizer. Follow the prompts provided and fill out the entire organizer, using the character of one of the sisters and a second character of your choice. You can also copy the organizer into your notebook, as an alternative to printing.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 30 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

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6.3.2.4 Literary Devices   - Activity: Freeology: “Story Web” Link: Freeology: “Story Web” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Throughout the novel, the March sisters face many conflicts. Identify one conflict that occurs in the chapters that you have read so far. Using details from the text, fill out the graphic organizer.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 30 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.9](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/9)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

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6.3.3 Chapters 13 - 16   The book has been broken up into chapter clusters. For Chapters 13 - 16 you will begin by completing vocabulary exercises and then move on to reading the chapters while answering guiding questions, tracking character development, and exploring the themes of courage and endurance in the novel.

6.3.3.1 Vocabulary   - Activity: Nicole Christenson’s “Little Women Vocabulary Chapters 13 - 16” Link: Nicole Christenson’s Little Women Vocabulary Chapters 13 - 16” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Review the vocabulary terms and definitions for Chapters 13 - 16 prior to reading the chapters in the next subunit. Create an original sentence for each word. When you are finished writing your sentences and reviewing the words, play the “Scatter” game, using the link on the Quizlet page. When the game is complete, click the “Test” button to see how well you know the words.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10%20target=)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

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6.3.3.2 Reading with Guiding Questions   - Reading: Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women: Chapters 3 - 16” Link: Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women: Chapters 13 - 16” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Now that you have completed the vocabulary, you will read Chapters 13 - 16 of Little Women. Pause after reading each chapter and turn to the resource below to answer questions about the chapter.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 2 hours.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)

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6.3.3.3 Character Profiles and Development   - Activity: Melissa Oliver’s “Using Dialogue to Infer Traits” Link: Melissa Oliver’s “Using Dialogue to Infer Traits” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Print this graphic organizer. Follow the prompts provided and fill out the organizer, using the character of one of the sisters and dialogue from Chapters 13 - 16. For example, in Chapter 13, Jo says, “I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle -something heroic, or wonderful -that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead. I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch for it, and mean to astonish you all, some day. I think I shall write books, and get rich and famous; that would suit me, so that is my favorite dream.” Her character trait would be “self-reliant” because she does not involve other people in her dreams. She does not talk about being married or having children. She has something far bigger in mind.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 30 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

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6.3.3.4 Literary Devices   - Activity: English 11 Café Wiki: Tammy Gillmore’s “Identify Plot” Link: English 11 Cafe Wiki: Tammy Gillmore’s “Identify Plot” (PDF)
 
Instructions: You are now going to start charting the plot in Little Women.Using the chapters that you have read so far, complete the “Rising Action” and “Exposition” sections. You need to identify the three elements of exposition and at least three events in the rising action section. For exposition, focus on the first chapter cluster that you read. For rising action, use everything that you have read so far.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 45 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.9](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/9)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

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6.3.4 Chapters 17 - 20   The book has been broken up into chapter clusters. For chapters 17–20, you will begin by completing vocabulary exercises and then move on to reading the chapters while answering guiding questions, tracking character development, and exploring the themes of courage and endurance in the novel.

6.3.4.1 Vocabulary   - Activity: Nicole Christenson’s “Little Women Vocabulary Chapters 17 - 20” Link: Nicole Christenson’s Little Women Vocabulary Chapters 17 - 20” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Review the vocabulary terms and definitions for Chapters 17 - 20 prior to reading the chapters in the next subunit. Create an original sentence for each word. When you are finished writing your sentences and reviewing the words, play the “Scatter” game, using the link on the Quizlet page. When the game is complete, click the “Test” button to see how well you know the words.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

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6.3.4.2 Reading with Guiding Questions   - Reading: Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women: Chapters 17 - 20” Link: Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women: Chapters 17 - 20” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Now that you have completed the vocabulary, you will read Chapters 17 - 20 of Little Women. Pause after reading each chapter and turn to the resource below to answer questions about the chapter.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 2 hours.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)

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6.3.4.3 Character Profiles and Development   - Activity: Freeology: “Analyzing Characters” Link: Freeology: “Analyzing Characters” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Print this graphic organizer. Use the prompts provided, and fill out the organizer using the character of one of the sisters. You can also copy the organizer into your notebook, as an alternative to printing.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 30 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

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6.3.4.4 Literary Devices   - Activity: Freeology: “Story Map” Link: Freeology: “Story Map” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Throughout the novel, the March sisters face many conflicts. Focusing on the sister that you have used for past graphic organizers, identify one conflict she has faced in the chapters that you have read so far (e.g., Beth’s illness is a conflict). Using details from the text, fill out the graphic organizer.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 30 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.9](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/9)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

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6.3.5 Chapters 21 - 25   The book has been broken up into chapter clusters. For Chapters 21 - 25, you will begin by completing vocabulary exercises and then move on to reading the chapters while answering guiding questions, tracking character development, and exploring the themes of courage and endurance in the novel.

6.3.5.1 Vocabulary   - Activity: Nicole Christenson’s “Little WomenVocabulary for Chapters 21 - 25” Link: Nicole Christenson’s Little Women Vocabulary for Chapters 21 - 25” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Review the vocabulary terms and definitions for Chapters 21 - 25 prior to reading the chapters in the next subunit. Create an original sentence for each word. When you are finished writing your sentences and reviewing the words, play the “Scatter” game, using the link on the Quizlet page. When the game is complete, click the “Test” button to see how well you know the words.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

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6.3.5.2 Reading with Guiding Questions   - Reading: Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women: Chapters 21 - 25” Link: Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women: Chapters 21 - 25” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Now that you have completed the vocabulary, you will read Chapters 21 - 25 of Little Women. Pause after reading each chapter and turn to the resource below to answer questions about the chapter.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 2 hours.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)

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6.3.5.3 Character Profiles and Development   - Activity: Freeology: “Characterization” Link: Freeology: “Characterization” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Print this graphic organizer. Use the prompts provided, and fill out the organizer using the character of one of the sisters. You can also copy the organizer into your notebook, as an alternative to printing.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 30 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

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6.3.5.4 Literary Devices   - Activity: The Saylor Foundation’s “Ice Cream Organizer” Link: The Saylor Foundation’s “Ice Cream Organizer” (PDF)
 
Instructions: You are going to further themes in Little Women. Using this graphic organizer, identify one theme present in the chapters you have read so far (e.g., endurance). Make sure that you choose a different theme than the one you identified earlier in the novel. Support your choice by filling in an example in each “scoop” on the organizer. Use specific details from the text to support your choice.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 45 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.9](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/9)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

6.3.6 Chapters 26 - 28   The book has been broken up into chapter clusters. For Chapters 26 - 28, you will begin by completing vocabulary exercises and then move on to reading the chapters while answering guiding questions, tracking character development, and exploring the themes of courage and endurance in the novel.

6.3.6.1 Vocabulary   - Activity: Nicole Christenson’s “Little Women Vocabulary for Chapters 26 - 28 Link: Nicole Christenson’s Little Women Vocabulary Chapters 26 - 28” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Review the vocabulary terms and definitions for Chapters 26 - 28 prior to reading them in the next subunit. Create an original sentence for each word. When you are finished writing your sentences and reviewing the words, play the “Scatter” game, using the link on the Quizlet page. When the game is complete, click the “Test” button to see how well you know the words.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

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6.3.6.2 Reading with Guiding Questions   - Reading: Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women: Chapters 26 - 28” Link: Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women: Chapters 26 - 28” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Now that you have completed the vocabulary, you will read Chapters 26 - 28 of Little Women. Pause after reading each chapter and turn to the resource below to answer questions about the chapter.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 2 hours.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)

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6.3.6.3 Character Profiles and Development   - Activity: Freeology: “Character Quality Study” Link: Freeology: “Character Quality Study” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Print this graphic organizer. Use the prompts provided, and fill out the organizer using the character of one of the sisters. For example, Jo has the quality of being “unromantic.” The following quote from Chapter 24 supports this: “Don't be alarmed. I'm not one of the agreeable sort. Nobody will want me, and it's a mercy, for there should always be one old maid in a family.” You can also copy the organizer into your notebook, as an alternative to printing.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 30 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

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6.3.6.4 Literary Devices   - Reading: English 11 Café: Tammy Gillmore’s “Identify Plot” Link: English 11 Cafe Wiki: Tammy Gillmore’s “Identify Plot” (PDF)
 
Instructions: You are now going to continue charting the plot in Little Women. Use the organizer that you began in Subunit 6.3.3.4 to complete the “Climax,” “Protagonist vs. Antagonist,” and “Theme” sections for what you’ve read so far. The climax should be the most exciting moment in the book, with the “protagonist vs. antagonist” directly related to the climax. The theme can be one of the major themes that you identified earlier.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 45 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.9](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/9)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

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6.3.7 Chapters 29 - 31   The book has been broken up into chapter clusters. For Chapters 29 - 31, you will begin by completing vocabulary exercises and then move on to reading the chapters while answering guiding questions, tracking character development, and exploring the themes of courage and endurance in the novel.

6.3.7.1 Vocabulary   - Activity: Nicole Christenson’s “Little Women Vocabulary for Chapters 29 - 31” Link: Nicole Christenson’s Little Women Vocabulary Chapters 29 - 31”  (HTML)
 
Instructions: Review the vocabulary terms and definitions for the set of chapters in the book prior to reading them in the next subunit. Create an original sentence for each word. When you are finished writing your sentences and reviewing the words, play the “Scatter” game, using the link on the Quizlet page. When the game is complete, click the “Test” button to see how well you know the words. This will be the last vocabulary exercise that you will need to complete for this novel.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

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6.3.7.2 Reading with Guiding Questions   - Reading: Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women: Chapters 29 - 31” Link: Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women: Chapters 29 - 31” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Now that you have completed the vocabulary, you will read Chapters 29 - 31 of Little Women. Pause after reading each chapter and turn to the resource below to answer questions about the chapter.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 2 hours.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)

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6.3.7.3 Character Profiles and Development   - Activity: Amber Smith’s “Character Traits Graphic Organizer” Link: Amber Smith’s “Character Traits Graphic Organizer” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Print this graphic organizer. Follow the prompts provided, and fill out all sections in the organizer while using a different character (NOT one of the sisters). Use the same character throughout this unit. As an alternative to printing, you can copy the organizer into your notebook and then complete it.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 15 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

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6.3.7.4 Literary Devices   - Activity: Freeology: “Summarizing” Link: Freeology: “Summarizing” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Throughout the novel, the March sisters face many conflicts. Identify one conflict that occurred in the chapter cluster that you just read. Using details from the text, fill out the graphic organizer.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 30 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.9](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/9)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

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6.3.8 Chapters 32 - 38   The book has been broken up into chapter clusters. For Chapters 32 - 38, you will read the chapters while answering guiding questions, tracking character development, and exploring the themes of courage and endurance in the novel.

6.3.8.1 Reading with Guiding Questions   - Reading: Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women: Chapters 32 - 38” Link: Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women: Chapters 32 - 38” (HTML)
 
Instructions: You will now read Chapters 32 - 38 of Little Women. Pause after reading each chapter and turn to the resource below to answer questions about the chapter.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 2 hours.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)

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6.3.8.2 Character Profiles and Development   - Activity: Universal Design of Learning: Martine Fanfan’s “Character Study” Link: Universal Design of Learning: Martine Fanfan’s “Character Study” (PDF)
 
Instructions: To really understand a character, it is helpful to think from that character’s point of view. As you work through this activity, put yourself in one character’s shoes. Use the character that you have focused on the most throughout this unit. Print or copy into your notebook the “Character Study” handout. Use the prompts provided and complete the organizer.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 1 hour.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

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6.3.8.3 Literary Devices   - Activity: The Saylor Foundation’s “Ice Cream Organizer” Link: The Saylor Foundation’s “Ice Cream Organizer” (PDF)
 
Instructions: You are going to further explore themes in Little Women.Identify a third theme present in the chapters you have read so far (e.g., endurance). Do not use either of the two themes that you identified earlier. Support your choice by filling in an example in each “scoop” on the organizer. Use specific details from the text to support your choice.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 45 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.9](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/9)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

6.3.9 Chapters 39 - 47   The book has been broken up into chapter clusters. For Chapters 39 - 47, you will read the chapters while answering guiding questions, tracking character development, and exploring the themes of courage and endurance in the novel.

6.3.9.1 Reading with Guiding Questions   - Reading: Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women: Chapters 39 - 47” Link: Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women: Chapters 39 - 47” (PDF)
 
Instructions: You will now read chapters 39 - 47 of Little Women. Pause after reading each chapter and turn to the resource below to answer questions about the chapter.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 2 hours.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)

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6.3.9.2 Character Profiles and Development   - Activity: Universal Design of Learning: Martine Fanfan’s “Character Study” Link: Universal Design of Learning: Martine Fanfan’s “Character Study” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Now, you are going to put yourself in a different character’s shoes (any major character of your choosing other than the one you have been focusing on). Print or copy into your notebook the “Character Study” handout. Use the prompts provided and complete the organizer.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 45 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

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6.3.9.3 Literary Devices   - Activity: English 11 Cafe Wiki: Tammy Gillmore’s “Identify Plot” Link: English 11 Cafe Wiki: Tammy Gillmore’s “Identify Plot” (PDF)
 
Instructions: You are now going to finish charting the plot in Little Women.On the organizer that you downloaded earlier and partially filled out, complete the following sections “Falling Action” and “Resolution” sections. You should include three events in the “Falling Action” section.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 45 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.9](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/9)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

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Unit 6 Assessment   - Activity: Tracy Carlisle’s “Chapter Abstracts” Link: Tracy Carlisle’s “Chapter Abstracts” (PDF)
 
Instructions: It is now time to prepare for the unit checkpoint. Review the novel’s vocabulary and major plot events. Use the link above to assist you in choosing what items to study.
 
Completing this review should take approximately 1 hour.
 
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  • Checkpoint: The Saylor Foundation’s “Compare and Contrast Essay” Instructions: While reading Little Women, you paid attention to character traits for many of the characters.  Now you will use those notes and organizers to write a three-page compare and contrast essay.  You can review the section on writing a Compare and Contrast Essay in Unit 3.4.5 to help you get started.
     
    Compare and contrast the characters of Jo and Amy (at least three comparisons and two differences). Why does Laurie first love Jo but then marry Amy?
     
    After you have completed the essay, use this rubric to assess your writing.
     
    Completing this checkpoint should take approximately 3 hours.

  • Checkpoint: The Saylor Foundation’s “Unit 6 Checkpoint” Link: The Saylor Foundation’s “Unit 6 Checkpoint” (PDF)
     
    Instructions: To complete Unit 6, you need to pass the unit's checkpoint. You cannot use your notes while taking the exam. Check your answers with the “Answer Key” when you are done. In order to pass, you need to get 17 out of 25 possible points. If you do not pass the first time, review your notes and retake the test until you do.
     
    Completing this checkpoint should take approximately 30 minutes.