This activity is a pre-reading strategy. Prior to the students beginning Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson, they would take part in this fun activity. This previewing strategy is great for introducing new vocabulary and lingo to the students. It also covers some plot / events, characterization, and thematic ideas. It promotes group discussion and piques students' interest. They enjoy moving around the room and are more involved in small and large group discussions. This is an original carousel created by Christine Fry.