Monday, September 14, 2009

I knew it wasn't a fad....



Book trailers have come a long way....just look at what's out there created not only by fans of YA fiction (and other genres!) but by authors as well. But it does my heart good to see it being used in classrooms. One teacher, Mrs. Collins, has given her Pre-AP eighth grade English class different projects to create over their summer reading, which includes creating booktrailers using moviemaker or photostory. But my heart bursts with pride and joy to see my daughter creating her first booktrailer - and all by herself!! I've just given her a few pointers and she's well on her way to a phenomenal job on Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson. And the best part? She's learning to do this on her own with extreme minimal help. It's taking all I have to keep away from her project!!! How she does it with her ipod blasting is beyond me though...

I'll post it when it's done : )

2 comments:

Bridget said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog, and I want to say that I love it! I am an eighth grade reading/language arts teacher, and I am constantly looking for new books to intrigue even my most reluctant readers. Thanks to your blog, I have a whole list of books to request at the library. Keep up the good work!

thomsherry1 said...

Wow! We are doing the same thing at our school with freshman English classes! I just won a grant from the Lewisville Education Foundation to buy a large flatscreen monitor to show the trailers in the library when they are finished! I am going to display the books to go with them!