Fourth Grade Journey

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Trailer Thursday #185 (The Ethan I Was Before by Ali Standish)

*One of my goals this year to promote reading, books, and literacy was to expose my readers to the idea of "trailers".  

*This was our most recent "Breakfast with Books" book club selection.  We are going to meet with the author via Skype on Friday, April 21st.

*Many of the readers in the book club, created a trailer to capture the "essence" of the story.  

*Our goal is to create a book trailer a week that we can share with our classmates.  

*We are collecting all the trailers we make and putting them into our Schoology Site.

*Each student will have their own album where they can keep all of their trailers.  Then the other readers will be able to browse those trailers and find a new book to read.   

*As the year progresses we will learn what should be included, and not included, in the trailer to make them the best they can be.

Here are Some Other Trailers that Promote this Novel...
*There were no trailers/videos on YouTube for this book at this point!  
*Maybe we are the first to create them?  


  1. These trailers are SO AMAZING!
    And I love Ali Standish's book, THE ETHAN I WAS BEFORE!
    Exploring the themes of a book visually through making a trailer is so much fun. It's creating, to capture the heart of a creation. Way to go, class!

  2. Thanks for your post. I'll pass your comments on to my students!