Book Trailers: The Next Phase of Sharing Media Center Books

Kate DiCamillo.

Over the past two years, we have explored writing reviews for our media center books in the form of reviews in our card catalog, student blog entries, podcasts, and guest reviews from teachers.  In a few weeks, our 4th grade students will create book trailers using Animoto.  Each year, our 4th grade holds an author fair for our 3rd grade students.  At the fair, 4th grade students share displays of books by various authors and promote those authors and their books to the 3rd graders.  The purpose is to inspire the 3rd grade students to explore some great books over the summer.  We kickoff this projectt in 2 weeks.  Fourth graders will read multiple books by one author.  They will work in small groups to learn about a particular author and his/her writing style.  Then, students will create a book trailer like the one shown above.  I can’t wait to see what happens!

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