32 slide PowerPoint. Use to teach The Lovely Bones OR use as an example presentation for students as they select their own novels and “report” on them. See my handout on using music, technology and poetry to report on independent novels. PowerPoint includes an exploration of the main themes in the novel (I have come up with 5 of them including “Redefining Your Own Identity” and “The Beauty and Fragility of Life”). Exploration of themes is done through unique activities included in this presentation, including a quiz on Intuition, some psychological definitions, YouTube videos (including clips from the movie) to show certain themes, embedded music and lyrics to analyze (a song that goes along with the novel). This song references a Shakespeare phrase that also fits in for analysis. Theme related poetry included. Also I have students analyze a song that was used in the film score that captures the main themes of the novel. (included). This presentation shows students how they can “report” on what they have read in a much more interesting and meaningful way than traditional book reports or presentations.