8g students need a stimulating activity that isn't childish or boring, so using QR codes to view online video book trailers is perfect. If an ELA project is to create a video book-talk, teachers appreciate this “sneak peak” to get students excited to do their own.
This lesson includes the lesson plan, slide presentation with links to online resources and notes for presenter, QR codes to online book trailers, and a handout to guide students in making their own video booktalk.
Library Orientation establishes our year-long relationship with students and teachers, so we need to minimize information and give students a hands-on experience that rejuvenates their interest in visiting the library. My interactive orientations with English/Language Arts classes focus on reading and gives students plenty of time to find and check out their first Fiction book of the school year.