How Setting Develops Character in Little Women

Resource ID#: 183037 Type: Original Student Tutorial
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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 7
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 45 Minute(s)
Keywords: English Language Arts, Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, plot, setting, character, story elements, story elements interact, novel, interactive, tutorials, elearning, e-learning, novels, English, Language Arts, classic literature, American literature, female author, American author
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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