This 4-slide PowerPoint presentation focuses on the short story "Flowers for Algernon." The students are to answer the focus question by reading and analyzing the poem included. Students will then decide whether they believe Charlie was a success or not. The presentation includes directions on writing a letter to Charlie to convince him that he was a success. Also included is a chart for students to complete that analyzes the poem and helps students make their own decisions about Charlie's life. This format can also be used on any short story.