This one day introduction is a Prezi Presentation that provides background information about Charles Dickens as well as a brief overview of "A Christmas Carol". At the end of the presentation have students complete a vocabulary assignment to prepare them for reading the first half of "A Christmas Carol."
Prezi is similar to a PowerPoint in that they are both presentation tools. Prezi is a web 2.0 tool that allows students and teachers to use this program on any computer without downloading a specific software. I especially like to embed my Prezi presentation on my Edmodo account or webpage to allow students to view presentations when they are absent or to watch sections individually if they need to revisit a concept.
If you would like to see an example of the Prezi use this link: