Sunday, October 24, 2010

60second Recap - Book Trailers

Recommendation from Teacher Librarian Rebecca Johnston:
(CALIBK12 listserv)

"Here [60Second Recap] is a great site for your English teachers.  The host, Jenny Sawyer, gives 1 minute video summaries of topics on many literary classics.  There are 10 videos for each title including the plot, cast of characters, themes, context, motifs, a trailer, and a conclusion.  She also has several videos on literary terms and how to write a paper.  The style is fresh, entertaining, and innovative and very connected to the standards for English literature.  Most of our required reading is covered including Of Mice and Men, The Great Gatsby, Oedipus RexRomeo and Juliet, 1984, Fahrenheit 451 and many more.  Jenny also has her "Pick of the Week" which is a video trailer on current YA titles."

"The only negative is the videos are hosted on YouTube so if YouTube is blocked at school you will not be able to stream them.  I had to download them for the teachers :-( "
Here is an article about Jenny, the host of 60 Second Recap

Rebecca Johnston
Teacher Librarian
Redlands East Valley High School
"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be
called research, would it?" - Albert Einstein

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