Lesson Plan

The Dark Is Rising: Guided Imagery

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To launch a reading of The Dark is Rising, the second novel in Susan Cooper's award winning contemporary fantasy novel sequence for young adults, class members engage in a guided imagery exercise that asks them to visualize the setting of the story.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Before sharing, have class members sketch the images they imagined while listening
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of a series of resources designed to accompany a reading of The Dark is Rising
  • The packet includes a rationale for the activity, directions, and the guided imagery prompt
  • Beware of the typos and grammar errors in the prompt