5 Free Tools for Creating Book Trailer Videos. The traditional book report that asks students to critique the books that they read is a staple of many classrooms.
If you would like to add a new element to book reports try having students add visual and audio components to book reports by having students create book trailers. Book trailers are short videos designed to spark a viewer's interest in a book. A great place to find examples of book trailers is Book Trailers for Readers. If you would like to have your students try to create book trailers, here are five free video tools that are well-suited to that purpose. Animoto makes it possible to quickly create a video using still images, music, video clips, and text.
Stupeflix is a service that allows user to quickly and easily create video montages using their favorite images and audio clips. Shwup is a service similar to Animoto and Stupeflix for creating videos based on your images and audio files. Masher is a free tool for creating video mash-ups. Resources for Creating Book Trailers.
Creating Book Trailers A trailer for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr.
Morris Lessmore by William Joyce. The trailer was created by Jarod Lambert and his son Charles (age 6). What are book trailers? Chance and Lesesne (2012) define a book trailer as "a visual representation of a book. Commercial conceptualizations of video book trailers are valid and have their place as they serve a valid and specific function: to sell specific books.
Given the varying purposes assigned to book trailers, we will focus on the methodology of creating trailers. What about using book trailers instructionally? Talk of book trailers tends toward publisher, teacher, and librarian creation of trailers as a means of advertising books to various audiences. Sample Book Trailers From Carol Johnson at Buckalew Elementary Trailers saved as PDFs from PowerPoint files. From Third Grade Students at Coulson Tough Elementary (K-6) The Spider and The Fly by Tony DiTerlizzi Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendack. 21st Century Book Talks & Trailers. Choice Literacy - Articles & Videos - Full Article. In her article Room for Beliefs, Debbie Miller says, "Step outside your classroom door and look back in, as if for the first time.
What do you see? Do you want to come back inside? Or do you want to run and hide? " I loved this article when I first read it and it helped me to think about the messages my classroom gave to the students who entered. I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about the struggling readers in our classroom and schools. I have been trying to imagine what those struggling readers see when they look at the classroom libraries and school libraries. Since most students in the upper elementary grades are reading chapter books, those have always taken up a huge portion of our classroom library and of the fiction section of the school library. But I am starting to ask myself whether the books I display really span the range of needs of the readers in the classroom and school. Look at your classroom and school libraries from the eyes of your most struggling readers. 10 reading facts brochure. Read aloud brochure.
Top 10 ways to use technology to promote reading. I only steal from the best.
So here we go. Johnson's Top Ten... Author and fan websites. Young readers like know more “about the author” and the Internet is rich with resources produced both by the authors themselves, their publishers, and their fans. Want to know what’s next in a favorite series? Here's the thing. 10 Tips to Create Great Readers. Great readers are made; they are not born (to paraphrase Vince Lombardi).
After all, children don’t enter the world knowing how to decode words, make inferences, or cite evidence. They grow into great readers by learning great habits—accumulating a rich database of skills that add up to the ability to read fluently. Some children pick up those habits when adults read to them. Others will not reach those heights without targeted instruction in the classroom. In a habit-focused classroom, all students get abundant opportunities to practice new skills correctly, so when they sit down to read without our guidance, they can access those tools automatically. 1 | Build habits at the moment of error, not at the moment of success. 2 | Change how students talk about reading, and you’ll change how they think about it. 3 | Put great reading and great writing where they belong: hand in hand. 5 | Make prompting normal. 6 | There is magic to effective prompting, but the magic is replicable.
12 Ways to Nurture a Love of Reading. As a classroom teacher, nurturing a love of reading in my students was almost an obsession.
This continued when I had a child. Here are twelve ways to nurture a love of reading in kids. 1. Reflect on reading. We will only do things that we enjoy doing or feel are worth it. Early Learning and Literacy - South Carolina Department of Education.