I inducted my reading class students into the Dead Poet's Society today. We found a windowless storeroom, draped the door window and cracks with black paper, pushed a box into the floor crack, and stuffed someone's hoodie into a side crack. Voile! A semi cave setting perfect for poetry reading! Then I tossed some Winto-green LifeSavers into the center of the circle (remember in the movie the boys all throw the contents of their pockets into the middle for snacks?). In MY day, these LifeSavers sparked in the dark when you chomped on them. So what have they done with LifeSavers?????? No sparks. Any suggestions? We read The Raven, some Emily Dickinson, Gather Ye Rosebuds, Invictus and some other stuff. Very artsy fartsy and oh so 7th grade!