Plainsong Fun Activities

Kent Haruf
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Draw a map of Holt and the area around it putting all the character places where they might go.

Cowboy Day.

Have a day when everyone comes dressed in western clothes.

Character Portrait.

Draw a portrait of Victoria, the McPheron brothers, Maggie, Tom, Ike and Bobby or Russell.

Television Reporter.

As a television reporter provide a detailed description with interviews of the fight between Tom and the Beckmans.

Character Pictures.

Have everyone bring in pictures cut from magazines that illustrate their idea of what Victoria, the McPheron brothers, Maggie, Tom, Ike and Bobby and Russell look like. Have the class vote on the pictures and make a poster with the five winning pictures.

What If?

Writers often ask themselves "What if?" when looking for plot twists and story development.

Choose a point in the novel, for example have Victoria stay in Denver, where you could create an...

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