Prezi is a great alternative to Powerpoint presentations in your classroom. These presentations feature fluid animation that captures your students' attention. Overall, I have found these presentations to be far more effective than a standard presentation in my classes.
Here is a link to a shortened, preview version of the Prezi. Please copy and paste the following link into your browser for a preview of animation:
This particular prezi is an introductory activity for Cormac McCarthy's The Road. This presentation contains a brief biography, a short list of McCarthy's other works, an explanation of his writing style, major themes from the book, and an explanation of the setting as the novel opens.
To play the full Prezi, simply download the zip file and extract to your computer. You will be able to play the prezi without any software or prezi account.