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Resources and guides for building book trailers with students.

Introduction

Book Trailers

Essentially, a book trailer is a video advertisement of a book with the purpose of encouraging or enticing people to read it. Book trailers include teasers or snippets from the story that represent important ideas/themes from the book to attract other potential readers.

Similar to movie trailers, book trailers do not focus on summarizing a particular book or story. Rather, a book trailer is meant to be a multimodal (varying methods of representing information) interpretation of the themes of the book. A book trailer uses a mix of images and or moving image, symbols, text, voice-over, music and sound to ‘sell’ the book. 

Students will:

-Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts
-Recognize an increasing range of text structures and how they contribute to meaning
-Transform ideas and information to create original texts
-Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences
-may include revising, editing, considering audience
-use of story/text