My Ántonia Teaching Guide
- 9 pages
- Subject: Character Analysis, Historical Context, Personification, Plot, Setting, Themes, Lesson Plans and Educational Resources
So you’re going to teach My Ántonia. Whether it’s your first or hundredth time, this classic text has been a mainstay of English classrooms for generations. Teaching this richly profound novel to your class will be a worthwhile and rewarding enterprise for both you and your students. It will give them unique insight into valuable rhetorical, literary concepts such as personification and point-of-view; along with powerfully resonant themes such as perseverance, memory, and the wonder of the human struggle for survival. Let’s look at several things to keep in mind before you begin.
About This Document
Owl Eyes teaching guides have been designed to help first-time and veteran teachers open up classic works of literature for their students. Our guides provide rich background information, identify key themes and topics, and offer creative and practical approaches to teaching the text.
The main components of each guide include the following:
- A concise history of the text
- An explanation of significant allusions
- Typical teaching approaches
- Tricky issues to address while teaching
- Alternative teaching approaches
- A list of complementary texts
These teaching guides offer valuable context and promote meaningful discussions about novels, plays, poems, and stories that have captivated English Language Arts students for generations. Each guide is comprehensive and concise, thought-provoking and practical.