Why book
trailers?By June Henson
Librarian, McKamy Middle School
TEKS for Middle School
Technology Applications:
(5) Information acquisition. The student is
expected to:
(A) identify, cre...
TEKS for Middle School
Technology Applications:
(11) Communication. The student delivers the
product electronically in a v...
TEKS for High School
Multimedia:
(3) Foundations. The student complies with the
laws and examines the issues regarding the...
TEKS for High School
Multimedia:
(5) Information acquisition. The student
acquires electronic information in a variety of
...
TEKS for Middle School
ELAR 6th grade
(13) Reading/Media Literacy. Students use
comprehension skills to analyze how words,...
TEKS for Middle School
ELAR 7th and 8th grade
13) Reading/Media Literacy. Students use
comprehension skills to analyze how...
Rules of
Thumb
for
Creating
Book
Trailers
Summarize just enough of
the plot to get viewers
interested…
But don’t tell them
everything!
You don’t want to spoil the
b...
When selecting pictures,
think about some of the
major characters,
themes, and events
•Teen girl
•Losing a loved one
•Stra...
Do Not: Use long
sentences
Do Not: Put too many
sentences on one slide
No one wants to really
“read” a book trailer.
They ...
Do: Try to use no more
than 15-20 words per
slide
Do: Use phrases instead
of entire sentences
Make sure your music fits
the tone of the book
It must be copyright-free.
No using entire songs off
your iPod!
The best book trailers are
around
1 minute, 45 seconds in
length.
Make it too long and viewers will lose
interest.
Be sure to mention the title and
author of the book either at the
beginning or the end of your
trailer (or both)
You MUST have a Credits
slide at the end. This is not
an option.
You must give credit to the
photographers and web sites
w...
Finally, give yourself a shout-out!
You did all the hard work, so give
yourself credit on your trailer!
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  1. 1. Why book trailers?By June Henson Librarian, McKamy Middle School
  2. 2. TEKS for Middle School Technology Applications: (5) Information acquisition. The student is expected to: (A) identify, create, and use files in various formats such as text, bitmapped/vector graphics, image, video, and audio files; (7) Solving problems. The student uses appropriate computer-based productivity tools to create and modify solutions to problems. The student is expected to: (D) demonstrate proficiency in the use of multimedia authoring programs by creating linear or non-linear projects incorporating text, audio, video, and graphics;
  3. 3. TEKS for Middle School Technology Applications: (11) Communication. The student delivers the product electronically in a variety of media, with appropriate supervision. The student is expected to: (A) publish information in a variety of ways including, but not limited to, printed copy, monitor display, Internet documents, and video; (B) design and create interdisciplinary multimedia presentations for defined audiences including audio, video, text, and graphics.
  4. 4. TEKS for High School Multimedia: (3) Foundations. The student complies with the laws and examines the issues regarding the use of technology in society. The student is expected to: (A) discuss copyright laws/issues and model ethical acquisition and use of digital information, citing sources using established methods; (B) demonstrate proper etiquette and knowledge of acceptable use policies when using networks, especially resources on the Internet and intranet; (C) model respect of intellectual property when manipulating, morphing, or editing graphics, video, text, and sound
  5. 5. TEKS for High School Multimedia: (5) Information acquisition. The student acquires electronic information in a variety of formats, with appropriate supervision. The student is expected to: (A) acquire information in electronic formats including text, audio, video, and graphics, citing the source; and (B) identify, create, and use available file formats including text, image, video (analog and digital), and audio files.
  6. 6. TEKS for Middle School ELAR 6th grade (13) Reading/Media Literacy. Students use comprehension skills to analyze how words, images, graphics, and sounds work together in various forms to impact meaning. Students are expected to: (A) explain messages conveyed in various forms of media; (B) recognize how various techniques influence viewers' emotions.
  7. 7. TEKS for Middle School ELAR 7th and 8th grade 13) Reading/Media Literacy. Students use comprehension skills to analyze how words, images, graphics, and sounds work together in various forms to impact meaning. Students are expected to: (A) interpret both explicit and implicit messages in various forms of media; (B) interpret how visual and sound techniques (e.g., special effects, camera angles, lighting, music) influence the message; (C) evaluate various ways media influences and informs audiences; and (D) assess the correct level of formality and tone for successful participation in various digital media.
  8. 8. Rules of Thumb for Creating Book Trailers
  9. 9. Summarize just enough of the plot to get viewers interested… But don’t tell them everything! You don’t want to spoil the book!
  10. 10. When selecting pictures, think about some of the major characters, themes, and events •Teen girl •Losing a loved one •Stranger in town
  11. 11. Do Not: Use long sentences Do Not: Put too many sentences on one slide No one wants to really “read” a book trailer. They want to “look” at it.
  12. 12. Do: Try to use no more than 15-20 words per slide Do: Use phrases instead of entire sentences
  13. 13. Make sure your music fits the tone of the book It must be copyright-free. No using entire songs off your iPod!
  14. 14. The best book trailers are around 1 minute, 45 seconds in length. Make it too long and viewers will lose interest.
  15. 15. Be sure to mention the title and author of the book either at the beginning or the end of your trailer (or both)
  16. 16. You MUST have a Credits slide at the end. This is not an option. You must give credit to the photographers and web sites where you got your photos and music.
  17. 17. Finally, give yourself a shout-out! You did all the hard work, so give yourself credit on your trailer!

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