Alternative Book Report Ideas
Haiku Deck - Create slides, Summarize the parts of a story, limited in the number of words. Awesome access to a large number of free stock photos that you are usable under create commons.
Animoto - 30 second clips with photos and words. Powerful, quick way to highlight the key ideas in a story.
Build a Website using Weebly - assignment sheet was handed out at my workshop!
Oral Novel Book Reports, with a Bookmark and QR code
iMovie Book Trailers
Although it is easy to always be trying to reinvent the wheel, there are many great resources all ready to go!
Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand blog has a fabulous set of iMovie trailer planners here.
He has fillable PDF templates for all of the 14 iPad trailer options available on iPad, iTouch, and iPhone applications of iMovie.
He also has the matchable, fillable PDF templates for iMovie for Mac.
He suggests, and so do I that before using one of the PDFs templates he has created it’s helpful to brainstorm what the trailer might include and then narrow down the content to essential and important details. If you scroll down, you will see the great Planning Template he has created for just this purpose!
Now all of these templates involve students needing fill them in on a computer. If you want some that you can print of, blow up and use to plan their iMovie Book Trailer, check out these storyboard templates
Good iMovie Book Trailer Rubrics - Use the one that suits your needs of create your own!
Assessment and Rubric's from Kathy Schrock - this is an amazing set of rubrics and assessments for iMovie book trailers and SO MUCH more . . .
iMovie Book Trailer Rubric
Rubric for Book Trailer - this link is to a document download from another teacher