Book trailers are a fairly recent phenomenon in the publishing industry. They originated less than ten years ago, based on the venerable institution of the movie trailer, but have only really taken off since the development of video sharing sites such as Youtube. Book trailers are a form of advertising for a book. Book trailers can vary tremendously in how they are produced. In the last few years, the use of book trailers in education has become widespread. Where to find book trailers Digital Booktalk. Trailerspy is a collection of submitted book trailers Comic Book Trailers does what it says – trailers for comics. Book-trailers.net is another repository of trailers Booktease Website of an Australian book trailer creator How-to guides As mentioned above, there are many ways to produce a book trailer. These first sites offer guidance on producing a book trailer using two pieces of software almost universally available in schools: PowerPoint and Movie Maker. The Book Trailer Manual Leviathan
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graphic novelsNOTE: This site is no longer active. Please visit Graphic Novels in the Classroom, my Scoop.it site where I'm now curating articles that focus on working with graphic novels in the the classroom. For a detailed list of my publications and presentations, please visit my Professional Profile. (Just a couple of articles and papers are offered here) I'm happy to come and speak with teachers about graphic novels and their use in the classroom. Developing a graphic novel collection An article examining the issues surrounding the development of a graphic novel collection in the school library. My most recent presentation General ResourcesGraphic Novel LibGuide This guide from the Phillips Library at Aurora University will help you locate graphic novels, information for teaching with graphical materials, and caricatures and cartoons used in novels and stories. Graphic novels @ Barker A list with reviews of 50 or so of the most popular graphic novels in our secondary library (posted Nov, 2009).
Literature Learning LaddersLiterature Circles involve a small group of students exploring a piece of literature in depth. Although you'll find lots of books and articles on the Literature Circles, there are many ways to implement the strategies across grade levels and subject areas. Think of literature circles as one element of a balanced literacy program rather than "the solution." In most cases, the application of literature circles evolves over time as students and teachers become more experienced readers. The Approach This learner-centered approach focuses on students' responses to the literature they read. The goal of literature circles is enthusiastic, natural, informal conversation that encourages a life-long love of reading. Read Laura Candler's easy step-by-step instructions for implementing literature circles in the classroom. The Books The Choice It's easier for students to become passionate about reading when they make choices about their own learning. The Discussions The Roles The Assessment Sample Units
Book Trailer Cinema | Explore, Discover, Watch, Read100 Best Children's Chapter Books of All-TimeChapter books-that final leap into the world of literature where pictures matter less and less. Young readers are now able to be spirited away to strange and far off places, without the limitations of what is drawn on a page. It’s a beautiful thing, to see that door open up for them. Looking for picture books? Top 10 Children’s Chapter Books Charlotte’s Web: This is truly a gem of a children’s book. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Although they weren’t written terribly long ago, the Harry Potter books have quickly become classics. A Wrinkle In Time: This is a simply fascinating chapter book for children to dig into. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: I think that the Chronicles of Narnia is one of the best series of chapter books for both young readers and adults. The Phantom Tollbooth: One day, a bored young boy named Milo unexpectedly receives a magic tollbooth, which he decides to drive through in his toy car. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. 31 to 40 Mrs. 51 to 60 61 to 70
YA Dystopian Books | EM CastellanWhat’s on my bookshelf ? 4 Today I would like to recommend a few books belonging to the very trendy genre of Dystopian fiction for Young Adults. Immensely popularised by The Hunger Games trilogy, this Fantasy sub-genre offers a wide variety of books, some really worth checking out. Before providing you with a reading list, let’s remind ourselves of what the Dystopian genre actually is. From Goodreads: “Dystopia is a form of literature that explores social and political structures. For a very long time, dystopian books were just science-fiction novels. So, on my bookshelf, you can find: 1- The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins (2008) Teenagers fight to the death on live TV in a post-apocalyptic America. 2- The Chemical Garden trilogy by Lauren DeStefano (2011) In a future America and because of a deadly virus, young people die in their twenties. 3- The Eve trilogy by Anna Carey (2011) 4- The Pledge by Kimberly Derting (2011) 5- The Line trilogy by Teri Hall (2010) Like this: Like Loading...
Literature Lesson PlansResources for School Librarians - Index Menu: General Lesson Plan Sites | Book Reports | Fables, Folk and Fairy Tales | Genres | Literature Circles, Book Talks and Storytelling | Poetry | Nonfiction | Plans for Special Subjects | Elementary Level | Secondary Level | Children's Books and Technology | Miscellaneous General Literature and Lesson Plan Sites Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Web Site - This site is filled with activities for teaching literature especially in the content areas. Book Reports Choosing the Right Book - Strategies for beginning readers (grades K - 2). Fables, Folktales, Fairy Tales Once Upon a Time: Lessons for Teaching about Fables, Fairy Tales, Folktales, Legends, Myths, Tall Tales - From Education World. Genres Genre Studies: A Collaborative Approach - For gds. 3 - 5. Teaching the Horror Genre - This site has links to lesson plans. a horror handout, and horror discusssion questions. Literature Circles, Book Talks, and Storytelling Poetry Nonfiction Elementary Level
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)Top 100 Children's Books of All-TimeDeveloping a love of the written word can begin while your child is an infant. Babies who are read to are much more likely to read earlier, understand concepts better, and be faster learners than babies who do not have the chance to experience books. It is never too early or too late to begin reading to and with your children. Choosing a variety of well written, colorful, and entertaining stories from some of the best children’s books ever will help develop a love of reading and a love of learning in your child. Sharing that time together and cuddling up with a story to share will also help build a bond between you and your child like nothing else can. Looking for chapter books? 11 to 20 21 to 30 31 to 40 41 to 50 51 to 60 61 to 70 71 to 80 81 to 90 91 to 100 Famous Children’s Books That Almost Made the List *NEW* 30 Best Children’s Books of 2012
FableCroft » Spec Fic for School LibrariesSpec Fic for School Libraries I often come across librarians looking for recommendations of speculative fiction for school libraries that goes beyond the usual YA boundaries (and transcends the current paranormal tropes!). On this page, I’ll identify books I would personally recommend for school libraries (whether intentionally YA or otherwise suitable for adolescents). If I think the book/series is excellent but may have content that some schools might have concerns with, I will note that. KEY: (A) = Australian author (NZ) = New Zealand author (SF) = Science Fiction (F) = Fantasy (H) = Horror BOLD = Series/Author ITALICS = Book title Suitable for teens: Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan saga: while there is occasionally a bit of romance and quite a lot of the time there is violence, Bujold handles both elements in context and very cleverly. Glenda Larke’s books: ex-pat Aussie Glenda Larke writes excellent high fantasy books that are compelling and peopled with great characters. Like this: