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Becoming a Writer | Little Women

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How much of Jo's relationship with her writing is based on Louisa May Alcott's struggle to keep both her artistic integrity and her family finances afloat? Watch a short clip from a longer documentary on the author of Little Women that depicts Louisa and her father arguing about the value of money, livelihoods, and being true to oneself.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Assign the reading and/or the video as homework the night before a class discussion
  • Include in a unit on female writers or during Women's History Month
Classroom Considerations
  • Most effective if learners have prior knowledge of Jo's character and the context of Little Women
  • Attached materials include student guide and teaching tips for using the video in the classroom
  • Includes several options for assigning the video digitally
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