Little Women Study Guide

Written to accompany American author Louisa May Alcott’s beloved 1868 story of the March family, but focusing on the ideas of American Transcendentalism that are woven through every chapter, this literature study guide by Sabrina Justison helps even male readers or those hostile to the idea of tea parties get the most out of Little Women.  This guide brings an even deeper appreciation to those students who naturally love the book at first reading. Literature study guides from 7SistersHomeschool.com inspire students rather than tire them with busywork that kills the story.

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Little Women Study Guide,

looking at the story through the lens of American Transcendentalism, focuses on the following literary devices:

– American Transcendentalist Philosophy including

  • Self-Reliance
  • The Over-Soul
  • Meditation
  • Nature
  • Work
  • Creativity
  • The Balance of Heart and Head
  • The Power of Words

The suggested writing assignments

  • build on these ideas and encourage the reader to examine examples as they appear in the story and provide support for their observation of them.

This NO-busywork study guide enriches the reading of the book for your homeschooled high school student.

Little Women Study Guide

is EBook curriculum complete with

  • background information
  • vocabulary
  • discussion questions by section
  • suggested writing assignments
  • NOTE: There is no answer key for this study guide. The questions all ask that students write a paragraph (or more) in response to an idea and share examples from the story to support their thoughts. Any logical, well-supported, carefully written answer is acceptable.

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REVIEW by Betsy Spronger for Curriculum Choice.