My Antonia: Guided Imagery

Willa Cather's novel My Antonia is full of vivid imagery. Encourage your pupils to visualize and translate images from the text into original writing with this guided imagery activity. Learners listen to an excerpt, take a moment to brainstorm, and then compose haikus about spring on the prairie.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Hold an in-class poetry reading when everyone has finished their haikus
Classroom Considerations

  • You will likely need to find your own soothing music to play
Pros

  • Includes an example of an excerpt translated into a haiku
  • Combines a close examination of the text with a creative writing activity
Cons

  • None