Kirin Narayan’s book has great prompts adaptable to student projects.
These don’t take long and are a nice break from lecture.
I do these exercises along with them so they can see that thoughts wander and some pieces will be good, while others need work—lots of work.
This “open” reading strategy is a gamble, but I get good feedback on the approach.
The requirement for the final assignment is to put their field materials into conversation with the targeted reading, and any others from the course.