Free Technology For Teachers: Digital Booktalks – Movie Trailers for Books

From the University of Central Florida comes a really great website that should get kids interested in books. Digital Booktalk provides “movie trailer” style videos about books. It’s a great idea, for most kids the “book trailers” are far more interesting than reading the dust jacket of a book. In addition to the video introduction, Digital Booktalk provides information about the reading level (lexile range), the genre, and the length of each book.

Applications for Educators
Digital Booktalk is a good resource for helping students select independent readings that are interesting to them and reading level appropriate. Digital Booktalk has a companion site called UB the Director which provides lesson plans and
ideas for having students make their own “book trailers.”


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