The Wave by Todd Strasser prompts great classroom discussions. This powerpoint addresses the Speaking and Listening skills of the Common Core State Standards by prompting norm setting, reviewing accountable talk guidelines, offering five theme statements to prompt class discussion. Think-Write-Pair-Share allows students to process their thinking in multiple ways. The last slide prompts students to self-assess their mastery of the Speaking and Listening standards. This is great lesson closure, could serve as an exit ticket, and prompts meta-cognition.
PS This lesson is great for an evaluation: noted CCSS, clear beginning, middle, and end of the lesson, student and teacher questioning with higher order thinking, and student writing and self-assessment.