After students finish reading that required class novel, they will be able to create a professionally crafted, automatic and customized image/music video that captures the gist of the story in less than two minutes. According to Hurd, this project will take approximately one to two weeks to complete. I am looking forward to replacing the traditional Approach Paper students in my grade 7-8 Language Arts class are usually assigned with the Animoto book trailer project.
- Register for a free Animoto account
- Write the script: After students read the assigned novel, plan about approximately 30% of the time to write the script.
- Collect about 20 images (no clip art) to decorate, demonstrate and illuminate story characters and plot. Be patient in during this process. Images should symbolize aspects of the story with emotional impact. Use Creative Commons to avoid copy write issues or have students take their own photos.
- Record music using GarageBand, MYNA or Audacity.
- Site sources using BibMe
Book trailer of the novel Hunger Games