The library and English Department invite you, NAY, challenge you to take out a book for break, read it, and then create a book trailer. To make things easy for you, we are giving you until after Christmas/New Years break to finish this relatively simple challenge.
Now, you may be asking yourself two questions:
1. What is in it for me?
2. What in the world is a book trailer?
The answer to the first question is that you get personal satisfaction from reading a book. You get to imagine a fantastic story, expand your vocabulary, become a better writer and thinker, and expand your mind a bit. All great, right? RIGHT?!
Oh, you want more? Okay, then. In addition to all the personal pleasure you get from reading a book, you’ll also get some extra credit in your English class. This could potentially swing your grade, so it is definitely worth it. Especially since this is a relatively easy assignment.
Moving on; what is a book trailer? Well, a book trailer is just like a movie trailer only for books. It’s a 90-second to two-minute video trailer promoting a book to potential readers. Here is one I created last year:
Here are some other ones:
For additional help, check out this webpage I made at my last library job!
- Book Trailers: A Hit or A Miss? (pandaheartsbooks.wordpress.com)
- Three Tips for a Successfull Book Trailer (claudenougat.blogspot.com)
- MS B’s English 8 Book Trailers (adolescentliteracyfall2013.wordpress.com)
- Book Trailers for Teens: Now showing on the big screen (slideshare.net)