Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Little Women: Common Core Aligned Unit for Grades 5-12

Elizabeth Chapin-PinottiLittle Women: Common Core Aligned Unit for Grades 5-12 is a standards-based unit study for Little Women Part 1 – which Includes Chapters 1 thru 23 and in some school editions 1-33. This unit study is cross-curricular and Common Core State Standards-aligned. The activities are differentiated and designed to help struggling students understand the content of the novel with chapter-by-chapter reading fluency drills that may also be used as close reading assignments. Also included are cross-curricular science and social studies activities. The chapter “Think and Writes” are great stand alone assignments but are also perfect for Daily Reading and Writing Warm-Up.
Depending on the depth with which you plan to cover this novel – you can also select your favorite “Think and Writes” and add them to the “My Little Women Notebook” packet included. 

Table of Contents
  • Introduction page 5
  • Character List page 6
  • Chapter by Chapter Think and Writes
  • Chapter 1: Compare and Contrast page 8
  • Chapter 1: Active Reading Making Inferences pages 9‐10
  • Chapter 2: Historical Context: Non‐Fiction pages 11‐14
  • Chapter 3: Critical Thinking page 15
  • Chapter 4: Character Burdens page 16
  • Chapter 5: Character Traits and Motives page 17
  • Chapter 6: Critical Thinking page 18
  • Chapter 7: Civil War Critical Thinking page 19
  • Chapter 8: The Ideal of Womanhood – Women in the 1860s page 20
  • Chapter 9: Social Studies Tie‐In Reading and Writing page 21‐23
  • Chapter 10: The P.C. and the P.O. and Your Life page 24
  • Chapter 11: Real World Tie‐In Transcendentalists page 25
  • Chapter 12: Camp Laurence – Your Life page 26
  • Chapter 13: Foreshadowing page 27
  • Chapter 13: Literature and Your Life page 28
  • Chapter 14: Your Future Dreams – Your Castles page 29
  • Chapter 15: Questions with Personal Tie‐In page 30
  • Chapter 16: Your Letter to Marmee page 31
  • Chapter 17: Penicillin: Science Tie‐In page 32
  • Chapter 17: Science Experiment – Growing Mold page 33
  • Chapter 18: My Dark Event page 34
  • Chapter 19: Conflict and Graphic Novel Activity page 35
  • Chapter 20: Confidential: My Bundle of Naughties page 36
  • Chapter 21: Critical Thinking page 37
  • Chapter 22: What Would My Gift’s Be page 38
  • Chapter 23: My Predictions for the Future page 39
  • My Little Notebook Instructions page 40‐56
  • 1. Literary Terms: Throughout the reading.
  • 2. What is Your Favorite Literary Term and Why – Halfway through the reading
  • 3. Write and Think: You and the Novel. Which Character Are You Most Like? – After Chapter 10
  • 4. What I Think: Are the Character’s Likeable? – Anytime after Chapter 3 (you may want to include this page twice and have
  • students re‐do it at the end of the story and compare to see if their perspective changed).
  • 5. Social Studies Tie‐In: Feminist Literature Non‐Fiction Read and Write – Anytime after Chapter 14 (2‐3 days)
  • 6. Non‐Fiction Tie‐In: Orchard House – The Home of Louisa May Alcott and the Setting for Little Women With Compare and
  • Contrast Outline (2‐3 days) ‐‐ more if you assign an essay from the outline
  • 7. Opinion Writing – Did you like the way the first part ended?
  • End of Part 1 Comprehension Exam page 57
  • Exam Answers page 58
  • Vocabulary Information page 59
  • Vocabulary Assignment page 60
  • Vocabulary List 1 for Chapters 1‐23 page 62
  • Vocabulary List 2 for Chapters page 66
  • Chapter Comprehension Quizzes Chapters 1‐23 page 69
  • Chapter Comprehension Quiz Answers page 92
  • Chapters 1‐23 Five Minute to Fluency Chapter Summary Drills pages 103‐125
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