I use this anticipation activity to get students thinking about central themes and concepts in the story and to get students out of their seats. Presentation includes 4 statements for student's to discuss and concludes with an exit slip.
Create 4 signs to put in the 4 corners of the classroom: Agree, Highly Agree, Disagree, and Highly Disagree. Read one of the statements from the PowerPoint slide, then have students move to the sign that matches their opinion. Discuss as a class each opinion.
I love this activity and try to do it in each unit.