A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classics Edition of Willa Cather's My Ántonia

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Willa Cather's My Antonia might seem like a hard sell for today's teen readers. Rather than dramatic plot twists, trysts, and terrors, the novel celebrates the pioneer spirit that lead immigrants to a small Nebraska town. The Signet teacher's guide, however, offers suggestions for projects and activities that will draw readers to the spirit and courage of these immigrant pioneers.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Coordinate the research into the political and social history of the novel with American history instructors
  • Have class members trace the journey of their family or host family to their current location
Classroom Considerations
  • Page numbers are for the Signet Classic edition of the novel
  • Readers need access to devices with internet for the background research assignments
Pros
  • The 32-page guide includes a list of characters and their family relationships, before, during, and after reading questions and activities, a synopsis of the novel, suggestions for group and individual projects, and discussion starters
Cons
  • None