6th Grade Book Trailers

The 6th graders were able to create a book trailer using these five steps:

1. Watch the masters: We watched five different book trailers, student and professionally made, and assessed using a list of criteria. (Including Mrs. Milleson's example!)

2. Tell a story: We talked about the differents parts that make up a good trailer. The "hook" to capture the audience's attention, the "meat" or the basic plot of the story, and the "conclusion" to wrap it up without giving too much away. We wrote out scripts to guide our project.

3. Search for images: We used only copyright free images and a cover of the book. We made sure to cite our sources and give credit where credit is due.

4. Use the right tool for the right job: We all received Animoto student accounts and were able to choose our own theme, music, and type in text to go along with our book. We had to make sure the theme and music "fit" the book.

5. Ready, set, launch: We shared our videos with the class and were able to vote for our favorites. The winners (seen below) were chosen by the students. We voted for: Best trailer, best "hook", best images, most dramatic, and best comedy!

Enjoy these winners from the 6th Grade classes!

Book Trailers

  • Best Trailer: Maddie

    Best Trailer: Maddie
    Best Trailer: Maddie
    Loot

    Loot

    0 Comment 3 views

  • Best Visuals: Lily

    Best Visuals: Lily
    Best Visuals: Lily
    Wizard of Oz

    Wizard of Oz

    0 Comment 2 views

  • Best Trailer: Joslyn

    Best Trailer: Joslyn
    Best Trailer: Joslyn
    The Cellar

    The Cellar

    0 Comment 5 views

  • Most Dramatic: Bella

    Most Dramatic: Bella
    Most Dramatic: Bella
    The Borden Murders

    The Borden Murders

    0 Comment 1 view

  • Best Hook: Grace

    Best Hook: Grace
    Best Hook: Grace
    A Friend at Midnight

    A Friend at Midnight

    0 Comment 2 views

  • Best Comedy: Alec

    Best Comedy: Alec
    Best Comedy: Alec
    The Last Kids on Earth

    The Last Kids on Earth

    0 Comment 1 view

  • Best Trailer: Halsey

    Best Trailer: Halsey
    Best Trailer: Halsey
    The Red Queen

    The Red Queen

    0 Comment 6 views

  • Best Visuals: Morgan

    Best Visuals: Morgan
    Best Visuals: Morgan
    Dorothy Must Die

    Dorothy Must Die

    0 Comment 0 view

  • Best Hook: Xaida

    Best Hook: Xaida
    Best Hook: Xaida
    I am Princess X

    I am Princess X

    0 Comment 1 view

  • Most Dramatic: Ben

    Most Dramatic: Ben
    Most Dramatic: Ben
    Gregor the Overlander

    Gregor the Overlander

    0 Comment 0 view

  • Best Hook: Camille

    Best Hook: Camille
    Best Hook: Camille
    The Testing

    The Testing

    0 Comment 1 view

  • Best Comedy: Sebastian

    Best Comedy: Sebastian
    Best Comedy: Sebastian
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

    0 Comment 2 views

  • Best Visuals: London

    Best Visuals: London
    Best Visuals: London
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    0 Comment 1 view

  • Most Dramatic: Sophia

    Most Dramatic: Sophia
    Most Dramatic: Sophia
    The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    0 Comment 1 view

  • Best Trailer: Owen

    Best Trailer: Owen
    Best Trailer: Owen
    Lincoln's Spymaster

    Lincoln's Spymaster

    0 Comment 2 views