Mary Anne Evans used the pen name George Eliot because she thought her novels would be taken more seriously with a male name. This interesting worksheet asks the children to think about why she felt she had to do this, if they think things have changed today, and to do a little research and find the names of some other female authors who used a male pen name.
Female Authors Worksheet
Here's a simple quote worksheet that's ideal for younger children. Can they write about what the quote by George Eliot means, then rewrite it in their own words?
"Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles." This lovely poster features two big smiles and a famous quote by George Eliot!