Sixth Graders Create Book Trailers (April 2013)

North Euless Elementary sixth graders evaluated the novel The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain by creating book trailers through iMovie on the brand-new iPads. Students synthesized their learning from the book into a trailer that enticed people to read the book by sharing its theme, symbolism, characterization, and rising action. They included photos, video clips, skits, symbols, voice-over narration, and personal quotes. Not only did students apply their knowledge of literary analysis, but they were also able to enhance their technology skills, a vital component of the 21st century.