Readers Theatre: Little Women -- Aunt March Settles the Question

Readers Theatre: Little Women -- Aunt March Settles the Question
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Common Core Standards
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Readers Theatre: Little Women – Aunt March Settles the Question
Are you looking for a short story adapted for your American Lit class to read as a script? Try this engaging, comedic chapter from Little Women, which lends itself well to readers theatre.

The chapter adapted, “Aunt March Settles the Question,” is a great example of romantic comedy that works well as a standalone piece. It may even interest students in reading Little Women independently.

Your students do NOT need prior knowledge of Little Women to enjoy this activity.

• Product Overview (3 pages)
• Character List and Readers Theatre Script (includes a narrator; different color text for each character) (10 pages)
• Comprehension Questions (2 pages)
• Comprehension Question Answer Key (2 pages)
• Writing Prompt and Scoring Guide (2 pages)
• Example Writing Prompt (1 page)

Common Core State Standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.2.a: Use punctuation (comma, ellipsis, dash) to indicate a pause or break.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.2.c: Spell correctly.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.1: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.3.a: Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.3.b: Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, and reflection, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.3.c: Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence, signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another, and show the relationships among experiences and events.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.3.d: Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.3.e: Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.

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Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, marriage, proposals, Civil War, readers theatre
Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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