Each year the 7th grade creates book trailers for their favorite books. It’s a fun project that combines reading comprehension and technology to make a book trailer that will entice students to read the books. This year is even more fun because the new Destiny Discover allows us to add digital reviews for all users to see.
If a book has a book trailer then you will see the link to it as a review once you click to read the details for the book. We are just starting to add book trailers so keep your eye out. You just might discover our student made trailers.
If you aren’t a current student and don’t have a Destiny account then I thought I would share the trailers here for all to enjoy. Each student was requires to to include the following in their book trailer.
- Clearly identify the book title and author
- Entice the audience to read the book
- Create a book trailer that was true to the genre and theme of the book
- Don’t give anything away
- Include a recommendation, quote or review.
Here is just a small sample of the amazing book trailers made by this years 7th grade class.
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
“An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her.”–Provided by publisher.
Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
“When he realizes that his grandfather’s stories of an enchanted circus are true, Micah Tuttle sets out to find the mysterious Circus Mirandus–and to use its magic to save his grandfather’s life”–Provided by publisher.
Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
An eighth-grader who dreams of performing in a Broadway musical concocts a plan to run away to New York and audition for the role of Elliot in the musical version of “E.T.”
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
During his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents’ deaths.
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
Blended by Sharon M. Draper
“Piano-prodigy Isabella, eleven, whose black father and white mother struggle to share custody, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents both become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are stopped by police”–Provided by publisher.