At my recent ELA training the presenters talked about Literacy Wheels. They are made with cd's, and are used for discussing story elements in fiction as well as nonfiction. You write on them with sharpies and can even jazz them up a bit with decorations. You put your finger in the center and spin it. Wherever it stops, that is the story element you discuss.
Aren't they just too neat! Click on the pictures above to see how to make these literacy wheels and more from Kathy Bumgardner.