When I taught Capote's In Cold Blood, I always had my students first take notes in a writing journal from this introductory power point to the book. I also showed them the American Justice episode of the Clutter crime before reading. You can find this video at Youtube. Caution: This episode includes some gory crime scene photos, so warn your students first. As we read the vignettes, I used an audio CD so they could hear the text, and they appreciated that aspect of the class. After reading each vignette, the students were then instructed to select a pertinent passage, copy it verbatim in their writing journals, and then write an analysis of their chosen passage. I had them analyze plot development, irony, foreshadowing, characterization, author's purpose, voice and diction. The best part was having three students read aloud from their journals, which invariably sparked many interesting and spirited class discussions.