Book Trailers with Animoto
Step One - Review
Review book trailers and identify key features. Trailers should encourage people to read the book, without giving too much away.
Step Two - Organize
Identify the mood of your book, the setting, and parts of your book that would be interesting to others. Use the provided worksheet to summarize key ideas.
Step Three - Create
To make your book trailer, go to Animoto.com and follow the directions on the graphic organizer you received. Collect *fair-use* images, and save the URLs for the credits. Copy these to a PowerPoint slide and save the slide as a JPEG. (You will add the slide to the end of the Animoto video.)
Step Four - Celebrate
Present your work to our classmates. Consider holding a vote for awards, in categories such as best script, best pictures, most persuasive, and best overall video. Give each other constructive comments.
Step Five - Extension activities
We could link your trailers to the physical books with a QR code, which can be scanned by the library iPads. Other students can then scan the book to view the trailer and decide whether or not the book is for them!