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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Book Promotion through student-created posters and trailers

Last semester the library had Mrs. Mayes' 10th Grade College Prep English class engage in a digital book project where they had to read a book, and then follow up with a book review and a digital project of their choice, either a book trailer or book poster.

Trailer - I. Young

Trailer - C.Nelson*

Trailer - R. Mallory

Trailer - M. Parris

Trailer by A. Sary

Poster by C. Burgess

Poster by B. Still
Poster by D. Landrum
Poster by S. Federov

Trailer by K. Massey

Trailer by A. Roach
Trailer by S. Morrow

Two of her classes this semester are in the throws of a similar project. With this post we are going to attempt to share the last semester projects.  Please take a moment to visit the links, which lead to a book's Destiny Record from Dorman High School's Destiny Catalog. I have added some of their projects to the record (under "Explore"), but only if it met the approval of my collaborating teacher, Mrs. Mayes. Scroll down after opening each link to find a hyperlink to a student's contributed book review, and then further down to find a hyperlink to either a book trailer or a book poster digital project created by a student at Dorman.We would love some feedback in the comments below. Thanks so much!!

*This is a sample I made with the class to make them understand Animoto.  


David Franz said...

These are intriguing projects. Thank you for sharing them.

The Variant book trailer is visually striking and gives one a sense of the book's menacing tone. I would have liked to have had a better idea of the general plot outline.

Do proofread the text. The small errors detract from this trailer's obvious strengths.

David Franz said...

The trailer for Caught Up in the Drama struck a nice balance between text and visuals,and sells the book nicely.

The pacing is excellent and reflects the agitation of the protagonist.

The design sense of this trailer is excellent with a very appealing color palette.

David Franz said...

The poster for The Fault in Our Stars is attractively laid out and the words on the poster do give a sense of the book's mood. However, it would be useful if you could include more elements that are specific to the book itself.

Also, the cigarette pack is a bit misleading since the main character's have cancers that are unrelated to smoking, no?

Miranda said...

I can't open any of the files. I would like to see your students examples since I am planning a similar unit. These are great ideas!!

Cathy Jo Nelson said...