Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to analyze a framing device used in the novel.
Common Core Standards:
The two Christmases at the beginning and end of Part 1 serve as an effective framing device for many of the overarching themes in Little Women. By the end of Part 1, we have returned full circle to the holiday that began the novel, and this gives the reader an excellent opportunity to see how the March family has changed over the course of the year. Begin the discussion by returning to Chapter 1 and noting how each of the girls acts at the beginning of the novel. Be sure to...
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