This year will be my official first year of teaching. I will be teaching 9th grade English to some very struggling readers and writers. I want to do something on the first day of school that will spark their interest for what will be happening in my class throughout the year. I don't want to just play games. I want to do something powerful where we analyze something important...I want them to walk out of class that first day and feel like they didnt want to leave and that they may begin to enjoy reading. Anyone have any good article or picture or discussion question? Something that will get everyone into a discussion. Please participate in this thread. I need any and all ideas that you have or have used. I really appreciate all your help!