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 package includes a Common Core & AASL aligned lesson plan, 7-slide presentation with links to online resources, PDF of presenter Notes, QR codes to online book trailers with a link sheet of URLs, and a Video Booktalk Project Guide handout for students that includes an assessment rubric.
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 orientation with 8g 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.