Little Women Discussion Questions

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

'Little Women' by Louisa May Alcott is a novel about a family during the Civil War. The questions in this lesson are designed to guide a class discussion about this novel.

Little Women

Imagine what life was like for a typical family in America during the 1860s. Now imagine that the only breadwinner in a family of six has gone off to war. How will the others survive? Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is a historical fiction novel about a family coping with poverty, loss, and coming of age. The questions included in this lesson will lead students to think critically about the events in the story, the characters, and other story elements.


The questions in this section will help students think critically about the characters in this novel.

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