iMovie Book Trailers


Looking for an alternative to the book reports you have been doing year after year? Or maybe a way to engage your readers in the writing process, story elements and technology? How about creating Book Trailers on the iPads!
A Book Trailer (like a movie trailer) is an advertisement for the book. Like a movie trailer, it highlights story elements without giving everything away to entice your interest. A Book Trailer can be done for picture books, chapter books, fiction, non-fiction, biographies, whatever!
Here are some steps to get an idea of what goes into a Book Trailer – (of course this might be a bit different based on grade levels)
  • Read a book.
  • Write a summary outline.
  • Create a story board. The storyboard is like a sketch for your Book Trailer.
  • Match images to your words.
  • Place images in iMovie.
  • The last step is to add your words into the movie using a voice over
Keep in mind that the book trailer is not a book report. You should not report out on the book but rather give the viewers a “taste” of what the book is about. Make them want to find the book and read it!
Here are some samples
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmVeTpFgUPU&feature=player_embedded
http://www.booktrailersforreaders.com/home

Visit these Book Trailers
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7b5zOmS0Huce61XpckOFuekHc6tC7zQZ