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: Jacqui

    Best Trailer: Jacqui
    Best Trailer: Jacqui
    Best Trailer: Jacqui

    Best Trailer: Jacqui

    0 Comment 8 views

  • Best Music: Job

    Best Music: Job
    Best Music: Job
    Best Music: Job

    Best Music: Job

    0 Comment 1 view

  • Best Hook: JT

    Best Hook: JT
    Best Hook: JT
    Best Hook: JT

    Best Hook: JT

    0 Comment 3 views

  • Best Visuals: Melyssa

    Best Visuals: Melyssa
    Best Visuals: Melyssa
    Best Visuals: Melyssa

    Best Visuals: Melyssa

    0 Comment 2 views

  • Most Dramatic: Miles

    Most Dramatic: Miles
    Most Dramatic: Miles
    Most Dramatic: Miles

    Most Dramatic: Miles

    0 Comment 2 views

  • Best Hook: Cora

    Best Hook: Cora
    Best Hook: Cora

    0 Comment 5 views

  • Most Dramatic: Hattie

    Most Dramatic: Hattie
    Most Dramatic: Hattie

    0 Comment 4 views

  • Best Visuals: Iyamari

    Best Visuals: Iyamari
    Best Visuals: Iyamari

    0 Comment 1 view

  • Best Music: Jason

    Best Music: Jason
    Best Music: Jason

    0 Comment 2 views

  • Best Trailer: Ricardo

    Best Trailer: Ricardo
    Best Trailer: Ricardo

    0 Comment 9 views