Lesson Plan

Lights, Camera, Action, READ

Creating a book review
Carol O.
Media specialist/librarian
Beatrice High School
Beatrice, NE
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Objectives

Students will be able to identify and analyze the major components of a book including: bibliographic information, setting, main characters, themes, main ideas, plot and a hook at the end to entice others to read the book.

Students will respect copyright/intellectual property rights of creators and producers. 

Students will create an original multimedia presentation.

Students will present their multimedia presentation to their peers, and post it online for global community to watch.

Subjects
English Language Arts
Grades 8 - 12
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook - Did you see that trailer?

As a hook, the teacher will show excellent examples of book trailers.

2 Direct Instruction - Read and take notes about your book

MindMeister
Free, Paid

Students will select a book of their choosing to read, and as they read will use MindMeister to create a graphic organizer of setting, main characters, themes, main ideas, and plot.

Student Instructions

Read the book of choice and take notes using MindMeister of setting, main characters, themes, main ideas, and plot.

3 Guided Practice - Learn how to make a video

WeVideo
Free, Free to Try, Paid

Students will learn how to create a WeVideo.

Student Instructions

Students will gather copyright free images from Flickr or another source to help illustrate the book.

Students will learn how to use WeVideo to create their own video.

4 Independent Practice - Write your script and create your video

Google Drive
Free, Paid

Teachers will assist students in the writing process to revise and edit their script.

Student Instructions

Students will use Google Docs to write a script for their video.  Their script must include setting, main characters, themes, main ideas, plot and a hook at the end to entice others to want to read the book.

Students will create their We Video using images from Flickr, and reading their script.

5 Wrap Up - Publish your book review

WeVideo
Free, Free to Try, Paid

Students will publish their WeVideo to You Tube to make it public for the world to see.

Student Instructions

Students will share their creation with the world on You Tube.