I have recently become a little obsessed with book trailers. I love the way they promote reading. I love the way they teach kids to promote books, to choose careful vocabulary and think about the images and music which would best suit their book. We haven't begun making them yet (this week we'll start), but we have viewed a few and talked about them.
So, here's some of my favourites:
Dork Diaries by Rachel Russell - This is a new, and very popular book in my class. It uses text and images from the book to create the trailer.
Three Willows by Ann Brashares - This trailer uses actors, which is pretty cool. I'd love to see the children try to script and film a full trailer.
Ranger's Apprentice - I've seen a few Ranger's Apprentice book trailers about and I really like the way they create the images of the books.
The Hunchback Assignments - I absolutely love this trailer, and we've watched it several times. It really makes the book exciting!
Do you use book trailers in your classroom? Do you know of some really awesome ones, or some good student made ones? Let me know about it in the comments
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
A Reader's Community
- A Reader's Community
- Queensland, Australia
- A Reader's Community is a place to find ideas, information, resources and recommendations about Reader's Workshop.
This Blog has five main types of posts.
About Reader's Workshop - information about Reader's Workshop in my classroom and how it works
Reader's Workshop Tools - resources you can access and use to help you with reader's workshop
Book talks - Book recommendations of two or three books centred around a particular theme
Book letters - in-depth reviews of one particular book
Reader's Workshop Links - Short links lists to help you find more information