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Book Trailers: Engaging Readers Digitally
Transcript of Book Trailers: Engaging Readers Digitally
Engaging Readers Digitally The traditional book talk is an oral presentation which strives to interest readers by summarizing a book without giving away the ending. It is generally teacher-centered. In a digital world, teachers need to engage readers on a level that moves beyond just print. Reading should become a multimedia experience. "Teens are prolific online publishers."
--Nielsen Report, How Teens Use Media, June 2009
--Media Literacy Clearinghouse A book trailer is a short 2-3 minute video that follows a basic storyline and creatively re-enacts a novel.
Book trailers engage reluctant and struggling readers.
Creating a book trailer deepens reading comprehension. A book trailer can be created by individual students, small groups, or an entire class. A book trailer should use 10-15 still images or video clips. A book trailer should have meaningful music and may also use voice narration. A complete citation for images and music should be given in the project. Teachers should require the use of Creative Commons licensed images and music. What is a book trailer? Book trailers are student-centered and allow for not only spoken words, but also music and images. Here is an example of book trailer created by a 5th grader.. Here is an example of book trailer created by a 10th grader...
Tools Video Editors Hardware Sound Images Here is an example of book trailer created by a 3rd grade class... Here is an example of book trailer created by a 5th grade class... Book Trailers can help connect
readers and authors. Book trailers are a great way to connect
students to literature.
For more resources, visit http://engagingreadersdigitally.wikispaces.com iMovie (Mac)
Photostory 3 (Windows)
Animoto.com (Apply for free All-Access Pass for Educators) FreePlayMusic.com
Audacity (audio editor)
Garage Band (Mac) Flickr (use Advanced Search for Creative Commons)
Wikimedia Commons Internet access
Opportunities Process Storyboards & Scripts Locate or capture images After seeing our book trailer on YouTube, author Alison Hart contacted us. Students were able to write letters to her and participated in a Skype chat.