One mentor "text:" The Terrible Two book trailer
professionally produced by Abrams Books
As part of their current unit on persuasive writing, third graders will be writing book trailers to convince their classmates to read the books they recommend. A book trailer is like a movie trailer: it's a short video advertisement that tells an audience a little about a book. The third grade scholars have been watching book trailers made by professionals who work for book publishing companies, and also book trailers made by other students around the country. These book trailers will be their mentor "texts," examples they can refer back to, when they start to write their own. The third graders have already come up with some great lists of things to include (and avoid) based on these mentor texts.
We can't wait to see the book trailers written by our own scholars!
The links below will take you to some of the other book trailers we have been watching in library class. We hope you enjoy them with your families.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever - made by students in Florida
Charlotte’s Web - made by students in Florida
More student made book trailers as examples
I Don’t Want to Be A Frog professionally produced book trailer
The Terrible Two professionally produced book trailer
The Dark by Lemony Snicket professionally produced book trailer
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made professionally produced book trailer
The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School professionally produced book trailer