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Resources for Making Booktrailers with Students

In Wisconsin, we have some wonderful teachers and librarians creating booktrailers with their students. Here are some of their resources:

Instructions, ideas and resources on how to make booktrailers with students:

Kickapoo Book Trailers: This wiki created and maintained by Jen Malphy of Kickapoo Area Schools uses a Problem Based Learning Framework. You’ll find most everything you need to create booktrailers with students here including rationale, planning sheets, assessments, and additional resources.

Book Trailers for HS Students LibGuide MMSD: This libguide from LaFollette High School’s Library Media Specialist, April vanBuren, contains links, examples and instructions for creating student-made book trailers. With a focus on high school students, this libguide has some higher level concepts and technology.

Book Trailers for Readers: Another wiki brimming over with examples, handouts, and resources for critiquing and creating book trailers from Florida teacher-librarian, Michelle Harclerode.

Booktrailers to view, use and critique in your classroom:

TeachingBooks.net, free to everyone in Wisconsin through BadgerNet, is another good source for professional and student made book trailers.  Use these book trailers as book talks to encourage reading or as examples to critique.

Copyright lesson plans and resources:

Copyright and Fair Use LibGuide MMSD: For a complete lesson with video lesson and some interactive games, try this amazing tutorial from Jenn Milne-Carroll, a library media specialist at Whitehorse Middle School in Madison.

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