Book Trailers With iMovie Trailer
The teacher will ask the students what movie trailers they have seen recently. Teacher asks students what they like most about the trailer, and what do they think is the purpose of the trailer. Discuss what makes a good movie trailer, and how it should captivate the audience to want to see the movie. The teacher explains to the students that they are going to create book trailers of the books they read, which are similiar to movie trailers.
(Depending on the age of the students, the teacher may need to give a definition of movie and book trailers)
Teacher shows students examples of book trailers
Allow students the opportunity to choose the book they want to read before the next sesion.
2 Direct Instruction
Teacher asks students what is a storyboard , and how does it help to organize information?
Teacher will teach students how to use storyboardthat.com through direct instruction, or site tutorial.
The storyboard should include:
The title, the author’s name and the genre.
Introduce the main characters and a main action in the story.
Tell their favorite part of the book, or Persuade the audience to read the book.
For example, explain what the main character has to endure but don’t tell the details or if he/she is successful.
Decide what type of pictures will be needed to include in the trailer.
3 Guided Practice
Have students peer review their storyboard and consider what types of images they want to include in their trailer. students should have one image per slide.
Students should refer to their list of images.
After students have had some time to plan their images, model for students how to find images.
Search for copyright friendly images on the web using the suggested Image Websites.
Explain that the bigger the image, the clearer the image, so show students how to find the pixel size of the image in the image search results.
(If you choose not use google.com, try to use a kid friendly search engine such as http://www.safesearchkids.com/google/#.VIj11mSS0n8
Direct students how and where to save images on the iPad or computer.
Edit images if necessary.
Teach students how to access the imovie app, and choose a trailer template.
Model steps for:
adding text, images, and voiceovers. Saving project, reviewing project
Students will use the search engines to locate images to include in their project.
Students will complete the imovie tutorial
4 Independent Practice
Allow students time to work on this step collaboratively, or independently.
Students will use iMovie to create a Book Trailer with guided practice with the teacher.
Teacher will give time in class for students to present their projects.
Students will present their project and perform peer and self evaluation of their work.
Key Standards Supported
Similarity, Right Triangles, And Trigonometry
(+) Prove the Laws of Sines and Cosines and use them to solve problems.
(+) Understand and apply the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines to find unknown measurements in right and non-right triangles (e.g., surveying problems, resultant forces).
(+) Derive the formula A = 1/2 ab sin(C) for the area of a triangle by drawing an auxiliary line from a vertex perpendicular to the opposite side.
Understand that by similarity, side ratios in right triangles are properties of the angles in the triangle, leading to definitions of trigonometric ratios for acute angles.
Explain and use the relationship between the sine and cosine of complementary angles.
Use trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right triangles in applied problems.
Prove theorems about triangles. Theorems include: a line parallel to one side of a triangle divides the other two proportionally, and conversely; the Pythagorean Theorem proved using triangle similarity.
Use congruence and similarity criteria for triangles to solve problems and to prove relationships in geometric figures.
Verify experimentally the properties of dilations given by a center and a scale factor:
A dilation takes a line not passing through the center of the dilation to a parallel line, and leaves a line passing through the center unchanged.
The dilation of a line segment is longer or shorter in the ratio given by the scale factor.
Given two figures, use the definition of similarity in terms of similarity transformations to decide if they are similar; explain using similarity transformations the meaning of similarity for triangles as the equality of all corresponding pairs of angles and the proportionality of all corresponding pairs of sides.
Use the properties of similarity transformations to establish the AA criterion for two triangles to be similar.