Before teaching The Alchemist, I have my students individually or with a partner create a Prezi presentation on a topic related to the novel. I have generated a list of topics that they may want to present, or they can come up with one of their own. Students have to find a minimum of three scholarly sources for their research and create a works cited page in MLA style.
I've included two rubrics, one for the Prezi and the other for the works cited page. I've also included a self-assessment and partner rubric so each student can grade the efforts of his/her partner and his or her own work.