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.
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This particular presentation is an END OF BOOK presentation, covering some of the major themes and symbols within the novel. Each of the themes/symbols is supported with specific quotes from the text.
The presentation covers all of the following, and it will easily fill a 45 minute class period:
Holden's Hunting Cap
The Ducks in Central Park
The Museum of Natural History
Holden's "Catcher in the Rye" dream
Mr. Antolini/James Castle
Holden's "Fall" and prayer to Allie
The graffiti on the walls of Phoebe's school
The presentation covers each of these topics and explains how all of these symbols and scenes underscore the main themes of the novel and illustrate Holden's "coming of age."
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.