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Welcome to the library guide for CURR 313 Classroom Reading & Literature Programs. This guide will provide you with resources to complete your Book Trailer and other Assignments.
Go, Daniel. "Read." 25 Jan 2011. Online image. Flickr. 24 Jan 2012.
Copyright Workshop Links
The first six websites contain information about copyright, fair use, and the public domain. The next three sites will give you information about creative commons (CC) and how to find CC material. The last links are items used during the lesson.
What are Book Trailers?
Book Trailers are similar to movie trailers, they give you a glimpse into what the book is about and are meant to pique your interest.
Why are book trailers so popular? Read the following article for more information - Screening Your Reads
Creating Book Trailers
Contact Steve Dresbach for help on creating your trailer
Quick Tips to creating your Book Trailer
1. Choose your book
2. Make a storyboard of your movie
3. Gather your images
4. Pick your music
5. Choose your technology (PowerPoint, iMovie, etc.)
6. Add your images, then your text
7. Add music
8. Review and revise
- Fair Use affords the Public the right to to use portions of copyrighted materials in some circumstances-- usually for comment, criticism or parody--freely and without permission of the copyright holder.
- Fair use of an image means that you still need to cite the source!
- Fair use law is somewhat vague and subjective, and cases are decided in a court of law on an individual basis.
- Educational fair use is not specifically outlined in Copyright Law, but guidelines have been developed that provide educational institutions with some direction. https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/copyrightinfo/fairuse.html
Credit to Jill Markgraf
Citing sources quick guide
Identify reading difficulty levels and interest/audience levels of books
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
The CLCD Enterprise PreK-12 dB is the premier academic and research resource for courses needing to locate Children’s and Young Adult books and other media. The content includes over one million of fiction/non-fiction titles, thousands of awards and quality reviews including author/title links, lesson plans and teaching guides. The search engine offers multiple options including 50 search filters to find materials for determining interest & reading levels; selecting trade books based on standards; creating thematic, annotated biographies; interpreting reviews; developing classroom collections and more.