Educators use book trailers for two main reasons:
1) To create student interest in books by using an engaging method of presentation.
2) To enhance student comprehension and retention by creating their own book trailers about the books they read.
The SMART Board was by far my favorite tool in my Reading/ESL classroom. However, two downsides to the SMART Board (or similar products) are portability and expense. I wanted to find smaller, more portable, solutions that are less expensive.
Just for fun. This is a guest post by my son, James, who is in the fourth grade. So, you want to know where I live?! Ha, I laugh at you. I will never tell an alien where I live… Oh, you will give me Space Bacon! OK, fine, I’ll tell you. If you want [...]
If you are looking for a “cloud storage” tool for your student (or yourself), then look no further than Evernote. There’s a small learning curve to get the maximum benefit from its extraordinary abilities, so you’ll need to invest some time to learn more about the tool. In the short time I’ve been using Evernote, [...]
Dear Readers and Teachers, Thanks for stopping by. I’d like to recommend the following posts for parents and educators. Please let me know which one you like the best. Thanks! Bringing Your Textbook to Life! 15+ Tips & Resources : Teacher Reboot Camp Shelly Terrell’s (@ShellTerrell) post has some great ideas to make textbooks more [...]
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Book Overview: It’s Complicated is the first book in the Status Updates which follows the story of Claire, Hannah, Palmer, and Kat, new freshman college roommates. The four friends learn to pull together as they navigate through life changing circumstances. Positive Content: Ms. Smith deftly portrays four very different girls, as they tell their stories–both [...]
Book Overview: Glass Girl (2013 edition) is the story of Meg and Henry–the first part of their story. Meg is the new girl in town, but she’s keeping a secret–her big brother died in a violent encounter that shattered her family. Henry longs to comfort the grief he can sense in Meg, and as they draw [...]
Rape Girl Alina Klein namelos Date: August 1, 2012 132 pages ISBN-10: 1608981231 ISBN-13: 978-1608981236 Lexile : 970L Book Overview: Rape Girl as in, “‘Hey, look. It’s that girl. That rape girl, right?’” is the story of Valerie, sixteen years old, the victim of a rape, not only of her body, but of her good name as [...]