Book Trailer Project - End of Year Movie Trailer Assignment for Any Novel Study

Grade Levels
8th - 11th
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9 Pages, 1 Google Slides® file, 1 Google Docs® File, 1 Google Sheets® File, 1 MP4 Video
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This book trailer project is a memorable end of the year assessment.  Included with this end of the year project is a book trailer rubric and movie trailer instructions and examples to outline expectations for your students.

Included with this Book Trailer Project:

✏️  Book Trailer Project Outline - Digital & Print

✏️  Reflective Writing Assignment Prompt - Digital & Print

✏️  Movie Trailer Task Checklist & Student Planner - Digital & Print

✏️  Peer- and Self-Evaluation Rubric - Digital & Print

✏️  Book Trailer Rubric - Editable & Ready-to-Print

✏️ Teacher Instructions for using this resource

How to use this End of the Year Project:

This book trailer project can be used for any independent novel study, whole-class novel, or even as a final assessment for literature circles!  Use this end of the year project as a creative alternative to standardized testing for assessment of comprehension and higher-level thinking.  The resources provided with this project are suitable for distance learning with digital worksheets for Google Classroom®.

↠ You can introduce this end of the year project by reading through the Book Trailer Project Outline with your students. This handout provides instructions and expectations for the movie trailer.

↠ This outline also includes a reflective writing assignment that will prompt students to provide an independent literary analysis.  This individual writing assignment will assess students’ understanding of characterization, conflict, and students’ formal reviews of the novel.

↠ The Book Trailer Rubric included is provided in both editable and ready-to-print formats. After introducing the assignment expectations, you can introduce the Book Trailer Rubric so that students are able to see how they will be assessed for this project.

↠ You can then show students the Movie Trailer Student Exemplar so that they can engage with expectations on a visual level.

↠ This Book Trailer Project also includes a Peer and Self-Evaluation Form. Students should understand that they will be responsible for reflecting on their work, as well as the work of their group mates.  This will support you in completing the individual Book Trailer Rubric, especially for the area that assesses teamwork.

↠  You can also assign students the Student Planner and Task Checklist. These resources will support students in establishing deadlines, and remaining on track to turn in their book trailer project on time.

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Catherine A.

November 8, 2021

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Extremely satisfied

We are trying to have more fun at school because our students have had a rough go with the pandemic.  This was a light, engaging, and entertaining way to end a novel study unit.  Thank you.

Jessica B.

September 10, 2021

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This was super easy to use. Luckily it was editable so I can adjust to my needs. It was what I needed with a few personal changes for my specific assignment. Great resource!

Georgia S.

April 1, 2022

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Extremely satisfied

I have not seen students so excited to do a project in a long time!

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Total Pages
9 Pages, 1 Google Slides® file, 1 Google Docs® File, 1 Google Sheets® File, 1 MP4 Video
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).


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