This is an introductory lesson for the novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. It contains a PowerPoint and an anticipation activity handout.
The PowerPoint is short and I used it as a way to explore the major themes and ideas of the novella. The purpose is to do a "minds on" kind of lesson with students, allowing them to be on the look out for these ideas as they begin reading. They write them down as part of their anticipation activity and then can use it as a reference as they read the novella.
The last slide contain a few homework questions to get students started.