As a part of our MS curriculum, students have the opportunity to sign up for classes of their choosing that meets their own personal interests.  Over the past 3 years, we’ve developed a Book Trailer class where students get make book trailers based on the same ideas of movie trailers as promotional materials.

Students divide themselves into groups, work together to decide on a book they would like to make into a trailer, develop and storyboard the trailer, decide who plays what role in the production, and begin their production.  Through the process I ask them clarifying questions and give them support in troubleshooting their work.  Once finished, we have a screening of the trailers which includes snacks and students are able to show their work in a MS Expo.

The following is a link to a great trailer made by MS students last year:  Pretty Little Liars book trailer