My Antonia: Directed Reading Thinking Activity

Walk your pupils through the beginning of My Antonia by Willa Cather with a read-aloud-style activity. The goal is to make predictions and back them up with textual evidence.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use this to start off your study of My Antonia
Classroom Considerations

  • This is part of a unit that includes two prediction activities; this one is superior
  • You will likely need to create your own homework handout with the questions included here
Pros

  • The assignment keeps the focus on using textual evidence to back up claims and ideas
  • Includes a graphic organizer and a homework assignment idea
Cons

  • None