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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. Initially, they were literally sales pitches. Produced by publishers, and sometimes authors themselves, they were tools to pique interest in the novel. Their popularity has exploded, and many have gone viral, becoming a vital part of many publishers’ marketing strategies. 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. is another repository of trailers Booktease Website of an Australian book trailer creator

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Literature Lesson Plans Resources 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. Read, Write, Think - Lesson plans for language arts from the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Lesson Plans for Childrens' Books - by Mrs.

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