Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Book Trailers!

Inspired by the work of Teacher Librarian Michelle Harclerode at www.booktrailersforeaders.com, some of our students jumped right in and made their first book trailers. Here are a few of them. More to be added soon!

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Book Trailer by Claire


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The Paradise Trap by Catherine Jinks
Book Trailer by Gavin!

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Book Trailer by Linnea!

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Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
Book Trailer by Phoebe


Please comment! 
Tell us what you think of our first book trailers.
Does one make you want to read the book?
Is there something we did particularly well?
Is there something we can do better next time? 
Thank you!

31 comments:

  1. Great work. You really enticed me to read the book. I love how thorough you were, too, in including your resources.

    From Claire's friend, Ms. Sachs

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    1. Ms. Sachs,

      Thanks so much for commenting. I agree. The students really did a wonderful job capturing the essence of the books and hooking us into wanting to read them. We appreciate your visit to our blog. Come back any time.

      Sincerely,
      Mr. Pahl

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  3. Dear Phoebe,
    I absolutely love this book trailer! It makes me want to read it so bad! I think you did really well with the music and the pictures. Because I think the music really matched the theme of the book and the pictures really gave me an idea of how everything looked. Hope you can make another one!
    Sincerely,
    Karoline

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  4. Great job! I think The Paradise Trap is one I’d like to read someday.
    Sophia

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    1. Sophia,

      Can you elaborate? What do you think was great about the Paradise Trap book trailer? What is a reason you want to read the book?

      Thanks!
      Mr. Pahl

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    2. Dear Mr. Pahl,
      I would because its cool that through the doors its somebody's perfect world. Also I am curious how Marcus is going to get everyone back.
      From,
      Sophia

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  5. Dear room 12,
    I liked all of the book trailers. But the book that looks most interesting to me is The Paradise Trap.
    From Ella

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    1. Hi Ella,

      What did you like about them? Please share more with us about why you think the Paradise Trap looks interesting?

      Thank you,
      Mr. Pahl

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  6. Great work book trailer people! I really want to read those books now. I really truly liked your book trailers!
    Sincerely, Rajveer

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    1. Thank you for the comment Rajveer!

      Please share more with us about what you liked about the book trailers and about why you want to read those books.

      Thanks,
      Mr. Pahl

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  7. Dear Book Trailer People,
    I really like your video. I think its super awesome. I hope you guys can do it again. Maybe I’ll find one of the books that you guys made for the book trailer
    Sincerely, Dyna

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Dyna.

      Please share a little more of your thinking with us. What was awesome about the book trailers?

      Thank you!
      Mr. Pahl

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  8. Nice book trailer Linnea.I thought it was funny when you said soren fell out of his nest and went daa daa daa. I Also like it beacuse you use rad graghics.
    Sincerly,Austin

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  9. I think they are awesome! Good job guys. The pictures are great and the recording sounds good. -Julia

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  10. Dear Book Trailer People,
    Great job on the book trailers. They sound great with the music and the images are so cool! I know that it was hard to find the images for some of us but I think it paid off.
    From ,Gavin

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  11. Dear class,

    These book trailers are like people reading the book to me. Book trailer group, you did an amazing job on the book trailers. They were descriptive. They gave good information about the book. Keep it up! Sincerely, Avery

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  12. Dear Class,
    These book trailers were fun but somewhat challenging to make, especially with all the new material to learn in class.
    From, Phoebe

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    1. Phoebe,

      I know it was a challenge but I am glad you were up to it! For the first time trying something like this, I think you did a great job. Your summary of the book is really descriptive without being overly detailed. I loved the pictures of giant spiders and cockroaches! Creepy! Keep up the good thinking AND good work.

      Sincerely,
      Mr. Pahl

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    2. Dear Phoebe,
      You are so right. It was very hard for me to find all of my pictures with all the copy right free stuff. I hope it was easier for you than it was for me.
      From, Gavin

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  13. Dear Brian Pahl, I saw the book trailers and they were amazing! I want to make a book trailer someday! I wish that not just the book trailer group makes book trailers, but everybody will! It will be so fun!
    From, Fiona Cooper.

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    1. Dear Fiona,

      I am glad you thought the book trailers were amazing. I have to agree! Everyone will most certainly get the opportunity. Yours will be coming up soon.

      From,
      Mr. Pahl

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  14. Dear, Gavin I also loved your book trailer. I loved how you and Linnea and phoebe and Claire explained it gives everyone the feeling to read those books!

    Sincerely, Rajveer

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  15. Dear Phoebe,
    I agree with Karoline. Your book trailer was really cool. I want to read it so bad.
    Sincerely, Devin

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  16. Dear Linnea, I really loved your book trailer because I love the book that you were doing a book trailer on! I just loved how you explained it.
    Sincerely, Rajveer

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  17. Wow....I am completely impressed by all!

    In short order I shall vow to feel much better about work in the morning, as my
    work is not in the jungle, with Gregor.

    And continue to stick to tent camping instead of the trailer/RV park. There's some very odd characters there.

    And no owls in the house. No way.

    And if I only knew the name of that apartment building in New York, I would definitely try and help get the mechanical systems fixed. They need some help.

    Wow.

    Chris



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    1. Dear Chris,

      Thanks for visiting our blog. Thank you for also contributing such an interesting comment to our discussion of the book trailers. We appreciate your contribution. Please come back again!

      Sincerely,
      Mr. Pahl

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  18. Dear Class,
    Thank you for the things you said. Phoebe, Linnea, Gavin and I worked really hard on these book trailers.
    From, Claire

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    1. Dear Claire,
      I know that you all did your absolutely wonderful! And thay were all very neat and different. Like Gavin read part of his book. While you, Phoebe and Linnea descriped what the books were about. Claire,when will you do your next one?
      Sincerely,
      Karoline

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  19. Nice book trailers Phoebe, Linnea, Gavin and Claire! These would be very useful for a librarian (like me). We're always trying to get folks to try a new book or author. I've read the Gregor and Guardians of Ga'Hoole books, and I agree that they are exciting stories with interesting characters. I'm going to use my library card to put a hold on Paradise Trap right now. Thanks for helping promote books and reading in this new way!! --Theresa

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  20. Dear Book Trailer Group,
    I really am interested in reading all of these books. They are all very good and interesting book trailers. I hope to read them very soon especially the Gregor The Overlander.
    Sincerely, Devin

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