Lesson Plan

Book Trailers With iMovie Trailer

Retelling a Story Through Book Trailers
Patricia B.
Technology coordinator
Old Bonhomme Elementary School
St. Louis, United States
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Students will be able to...

After selecting and reading a text, the learners will be able to summarize the story.

Students will select a variety of forms of media (images, music) that reflect events of the story.
Students will edit media so that when incorporated in a presentation, it supports/enhances the message.

Students will collect and evaluate a variety of images.

Students will respect copyright/fair use/creative commons guidelines as they collect images.

Students will use an organizer to plan their presentations.

Students will use iMovie Trailer to create a presentation.

English Language Arts
English Language Learning
Grades 1 – 12
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Activity: Conversing

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.