A Great Alternative to Traditional Book Reports

Book Trailers for Readers is a student/ teacher wiki that was recently featured on the Wikispaces blog. Book Trailers for Readers was started by Michelle Harclerode. The wiki features dozens of book previews and book reviews produced by students for students. There’s also a section of book trailers featuring the books that teachers loved when they were growing-up.

Applications for Education
Creating book trailers is a great alternative to having students write boring book reports. To help you implement the book trailers concept in your classroom Michelle Harclerode has a how-to page on Book Trailers for Readers. Featured prominently on that how-to page is the presentation embedded below.

If you don’t have access to or funds for video editing software, take a look at the free web-based video creation tools featured in my free guide Making Videos on the Web. While not visual, another way that you could have students create book trailers is by creating audio podcasts. Here are five free tools for creating and hosting podcasts.

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