This is a 13 slide Power point presentation that provides background and some notes for the novel Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt. It includes a few pictures (Malaga Island, graves, etc.). Note: you will need to know the background yourself to present this to the class as some of the background on the slides are very specific (1912, Maine, etc.). It also goes over the literary devices covered in this unit. Notes on characterization, dynamic and static characters, symbols and irony.
I use this presentation the day before we begin reading to have students gain some background knowledge and an understanding of what we will be focusing on during the unit. It seems to work well and motivate them to read the book.