January 16, 2013

Capture That Story: Summary Post

For the past few weeks I've been writing about a self-directed student learning activity involving making book trailers. I'm thrilled to share a resulting film project that was produced by two fifth graders (using a flip camera to film and iMovie to edit). They did a creative re-telling of my book, "The Big Blue Bowl." This was their first-ever film project, and I think they did a wonderful job!

The full discussion/lesson plans took place over a series of three posts. You can find them here:

Introduction and Sample Book Trailers

Choose a Book and Plan Your Book Trailer

Film, Edit and Share Your Book Trailer

More Examples of Book Trailers Made by Students

I look forward to receiving more samples of student work inspired by this project and/or hearing about how you incorporated this project into your own learning environment.

Dec 6, 2013 Update: I just read this great article in School Library Journal about a school that held a student film festival as a way to raise money for technology at their school. When I read the article I thought it would be a great idea for a culminating event for schools/students doing other film-related projects, such as Book Trailers!

Let me know if you coordinate something like this at your school involving any book trailers for my books (re: I'd love to be involved in some way). 

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