My fifth graders are learning about BOOK TRAILERS. This is a foundational lesson for many book reviews and projects to come. We spend time as a class watching other book trailers and talking about copyright. I have many 6th graders who came back this year and asked me things about making videos. Students have to work in groups to come up with a book they have all read. They then have to create a script of what they want their book trailer to look like. The scripts have to be approved before they can begin looking for images for their trailers.
Here are the forms we use while planning out our trailers. All of these are completed through Google Docs.
The first scriptSo I would show them this book trailer and then I would show how my script matches the finished trailer.
Example of first script....
- __Imagine yourself alone in the wild________________________________
- That’s Me. My name is Squirrel. I am not a Squirrel but I am a stray. A stray dog.___________________________________________
- My brother Bone an dI know how it feels. We’re strays trying to survive._______________________________________________
- We know how to hunt and find food. Our mother taught us before she disappeared._______________________________________________________
- _We try to hide from humans. They could be mean and leave us on the side of the road.__________
- But we always had each other.
- Until Bone got adopted and I was left all alone._
- Scare and hunger I wondered through the woods. Looking for a place to stay.
- _________I tried to track Bone like my mama taught me.
- I miss him. I want a home too and I’m really hungry.
- Wait, I hear something.
- Oh, no they look hunger too.
- Will Squirrel ever find Bone? Will she ever find a good home? Find out by reading Ann M. Martin’s A Dog’s Life: The autobiography of a Stray.__________________________________________