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Frederick Wright

MEDT 7476
Dr. Haynes
Assessment Plan
Performance Task Title Creating Fiction Book Trailers
Frederick Wright
Performance Task
1. Students will be able to create their own fiction book trailer, by selecting key events and
characters to draw audience attention to main story of the book.
2. Students must demonstrate understanding of the theme and plot of the novel.
3. Students also must select meaningful public domain pictures as well as write a “cliff
hanger” script.
Note: This is a three-day project.
English Language Arts
Approximate Duration 3 hours
of Performance Task
Focus Standards
ELAGSE6RL7: Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to
listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they
“see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.

ELACC6SL5: Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, and sound) and
visual displays in presentations to clarify information.

National Standards 1. Creativity and innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and
processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
2. Communication and collaboration

Description and
Teacher Directions

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at
a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital
environments and media
Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media
and formats
Day 1
1. Prior to coming to the media center, students will have completed reading a fiction novel
their choice, and have finished the plot summary activity and have saved it to their Google
Drive Account
2. Students are formed into groups of two and given instructions on how to login to Edmodo
Account. In the Edmodo Module, Students are given the rubric for their book trailer as
well as the How to Write a Script Activity. Students are required to complete a one-page
single-spaced script and upload it their Google Drive Account.
Day 2
3. Students are grouped in pairs and issued laptops and headsets. Students are directed to
Edmodo Account where directions are given in which students must find 10 pictures,
record their scripts, and insert background music from open domain sources.
4. Video tutorials on how to use recording software Audacity, and movie maker are available
for students to follow.
5. Students complete audio recordings and upload their finished recording to their Google
Drive Account.
Day 3
6. Students are grouped in pairs and issued laptops and headsets. Students combine audio
script with pictures, and background music. Video tutorials available to help students
completed video editing.
7. Student use rubric to evaluate each other Trailer and provide positive feedback for
8. Students make changes suggested by partner and export the finished video to Google
Drive and email the link to media specialist and 6th grade teacher.

Title of
Book Trailer Rubric
This is a formative rubric that will enable students to guide the development of their project as well as allow
Description for the teacher/student to provide constructive feedback for improvements.

Rubric or

Example of Student
Work with Teacher

Link to Student Work: Student Book Trailer
Link to Teacher/Student Commentary: Commentary and Rubric

Materials and

Internet connected student laptop computers with access to Audacity,
Moviemaker, and Google Drive, and headset with microphone.

What 21st Century
Technology was used
in this performance

Edmodo Learning Management System
Interactive learning video tutorials from YouTube
Open source audio and video editing software
1:1 student internet connected laptops
*Student choice of which novel to read.
*Gifted and advanced students will read novels at a higher reading level and create a book trailer
that must be at least a 1:00 in length.
*Learners identified with IEP’s will be required to have at least 30 seconds and will not be
penalized for not completing the audio narration. They will also have the option to have para-pro
assistance and/or additional time to complete this assignment. (not applicable in the reading
camp setting for my project)

Web Resources

Movie Maker Video Tutorials
Audacity Video Tutorials
Book Trailer Example
Good Reads
Background Music

The setting of this lesson is a summer reading camp sponsored by Ms. Beth Malone, an instructor with Wake Forest
University. The goal of the camp is to encourage a group of middle school students to continue reading over the summer
months to reduce the impact “summer slide”. The activity will be held over three days at Ms. Malone’s home. This camp is
organized as a book club in which 6 middle school age students all share their thoughts about novels they have read.
Each student is equipped with their own laptop and headset with microphone. WiFi is available in the home. Each camp
session is two hours in which students share their opinions about a novel they have read for the first hour and then
complete the book trailer activity for the second hour. The camp lasted for an entire week.
The students have completed their sixth grade school year and are all females. They all have the same ethnicity, white,
and come from a middle class socio-economic background. They all live in the same neighborhood in Winston-Salem, NC.
The students have varying learning styles and are identified as gifted students. Many of the students show an interest in
video editing and digital production.

Video Book Trailer Assessment

Create a 1-3 minute introduction to a fiction book of your choosing. The goal of your production is to explain the plot,
theme, or main character in a manner that promotes the book. The format needs to be movie format. Just like a movie
trailer is in movie format. Your trailer must include pictures or actual video coverage, a written script, a story board, and
theme music to accompany the audio of the trailer. Remember, you need audio and video. A power point will not work for
this assignment. Some helpful links that will make this process a little easier: is a good source for
pictures or graphics for your book trailer.

soundtrack is a good source for sound track clips for background music. Audacity is program that you can download for
free is great for doing sound recording and editing sound and music files. Moviemaker is a standard program that comes
with any windows XP machine that does simple video editing. I will assist you in creating projects if you are not familiar
with these programs. Here is a link to an example of a book trailer I made. Take a look at it and see if it gives you any