Prezi is similar to a PowerPoint in that they are both presentation tools, but that is where their similarities end.
Prezi Presentations are created on a "canvas" rather than on "slides". This helps to encourage focusing on combining text, pictures and video clips. Items on the canvas can be dragged, tilted, and zoomed to create an engaging look that really grabs students attention. Prezi Presentations are also FANTASTIC for hitting many learning styles at once (especially if you include video clips and pictures like I do)
I personally like incorporating video clips in my Prezis as much as possible (the kids enjoy that as well). I think it is also beneficial for students to see the literary elements we discuss in class brought to life in video clips and in pictures.
I've included a few screen shots of this prezi, but it is hard to really grasp the scope of what Prezi is fully capable of in static form.
If you would like to see an example of a Prezi for free you can check out my free listing Washington D.C. Prezi Sample. Download this Prezi and see what it is all about!
This Prezi is a Pre Reading Prezi for the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I use movie clips from various resources to introduce the book and historical background as well as relate the book and the characters to the students live.
There are also a few short pre reading question that students must respond to.
**Note: This Prezi was too large to house on TPT so when you purchase you will download a word document that contains the link to the prezi online. You can view the prezi there or you can download to your own prezi account and make edits. If you choose to do this then I request that you set the prezi to PRIVATE.
The videos (aside from one) are all embedded and do not require internet to play!
More Pre Reading Prezis:
Animal Farm by George Orwell Pre Reading Prezi with Handout
Anthem by Ayn Rand Pre Reading Prezi with Handout
Catching Fire Pre Reading Prezi with handout
Charlotte's Web Pre Reading Prezi
Hunger Games Pre Reading Prezi with Handout
Monster by Walter Dean Myers Pre Reading Prezi
Night by Elie Wiesel Pre reading Prezi
The Fault in our Stars by John Green Pre Reading Prezi
The Giver Pre Reading Prezi
The Outsiders Pre Reading Prezi
To Kill A Mockingbird Pre Reading Prezi
Wonder by R.J. Palacio Pre Reading Prezi