Workshop Outline and Resources
Creating Book Trailers to Spark Reading and Promote 21st Century Literacy
Dr. Smirnova’s Presentation: http://prezi.com/pklujyl8ptlu/edit/#0\_2800762
More Resources: http://bagtheweb.com/b/itRfif
Open yourself up to global, 21st century learning approach to encourage struggling and reluctant readers to use digital devices to express themselves. Reach your students by integrating technology through digital book talks and award-winning literature. Participants will learn about the technology and view actual samples of digital book trailers; leave the workshop with the free digital tools, created book trailers and ideas about motivating young readers and promoting global understanding.
“Booktalk”, a phrase coined by award-winning children’s author Aidan Chambers, identifies the concept of ”talking about reading” with reader-response contexts, or interacting with text. Nancy Keane, on her award winning website, explains several associated activities that help to expand a reader’s interest in what they read.
Steps: Step One: Study the Masters
• 13 Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson (ex: video, images, voiceover)
• Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith (ex: short, snappy text)
• The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaimen's (ex: voiceover)
• Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (ex: Animoto created book trailer) does not tell us anything about the book.
• Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
• Dear John Great book trailer created by Lindsey Atencio using Animoto....notice the Copyright slide...
***Tip: Always include the Title and Author of the book.
Step Two: Tell a story
• select images that show the tone of the book, Scary, suspenseful, futuristic, romantic? (are there any symbols or metaphors that stand out, what do you think the characters look like, how do you picture the setting?)
• select short, snappy text (What words might propel the trailer, often text posed in the form of a question works best)
• try a voiceover
Step Three: Search for images and music on royalty-free sites
• look at the links to the left for images and use Soundzabound for music
• select music and sound effects
Step Four: Use the right tool for the job
• Windows Movie Maker
• Please remember to select "Finish Movie," in windows movie maker. Once you select this option you will want to choose e-mail movie. Even if you do not plan on e-mailing you must save the movie with the correct file extension .wmv. If you have questions follow the tutorial with the above link :)
• One True Media
Step Five: Ready, Set, Launch!
• Does it make me curious about the book?
• Do the transitions make sense?
• Do the graphics fit the tone of the book?
• Does it grab my attention?
• Does it address the key points on my learning rubric?
From the VOYA article by Pamela Lowell-Five Easy Steps to Making a Great Book Trailer that your Students-and Even Technophobes (like me)-Can Master
Find an abundance of royalty free music choices using Soundzabound. VHS has a subscription so don't forget the username and password
WORDLE -- HOW to:
FEATURED BOOKS: http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/customer\_login.asp?accessdenied=%2Flibrary%2Fasp%2Fbook\_details%2Easp%3Fcategory%3DiPad%2520Books
Top 5 books on the economic concepts:
Rutgers University project: Economics and Children
3 Books about trees and Noble Prize winner first American woman Wangari…
Lessons about trees: http://www.ladell.eclipse.co.uk/woodcroft/treediagram.html
Where Mountain Meets the Moon
More book trailers: http://kidsite.arapahoelibraries.org/go2.cfm?tid=1217&p=3
Animoto: tutorial: http://animoto.com/project/XSKNDzOG0Mm5qU0ZTTGGLg#