Students will read the text selection "The Explosion" as the teacher gives guidance through the PowerPoints attached. The students will complete the hand out as the teacher facilitates the class. The only resource I use that costs additional money is IXL and/or Flocabulary, but you can sign up for an account or you can skip that part of the lesson, or supplement with other hand outs! This is a great, engaging lesson for students. I use this as the first lesson of the year (after laying out procedures/expectations) so that students can set goals!