Book Videos: Author Interviews, Author Read-Alouds, Book Trailers, Booktalks
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
Scholastic Book Videos are short video clips that can be used to enrich your lessons and library presentations. Bring authors into your classroom with our exclusive Author Videos that give students the inside story of what being a writer is all about. Listen and watch our Author Read-Alouds to see authors bring their own books to life. And get students excited about reading with Video Book Resources such as Booktalks and Trailers.
Here are some ways these videos can be used either in small groups or as part of a whole class:
- Mini-lesson. Introduce writing skills by learning about the writing process of a professional author. Find out how writers draft and revise their stories, and what mistakes they have made that students can learn from.
- New literature unit. Build excitement when you introduce a new book by hearing the author describe the inspiration for it, or watching a video booktalk of the book.
- Author study. Get a behind-the-scenes look at your favorite authors.
There are 12 new video booktalks for fantastic books including Catching Fire, Malice, Hannah and How to Say Goodbye in Robot.
Motivate teens to read with video booktalks that students can watch on the computer at home or at school, (or on their video iPods)! Try these quick video versions of booktalks and trailers. They're a fun, visual way to get your students excited about reading.
See videos of authors reading aloud from some of their most popular books.
A book video is a stimulating visual preview or commercial about a book. The videos for grades 4-7 collected here are in the form of video booktalk, similar to an in class booktalk, and video book trailer, like a movie trailer but about a book. They are both strategically designed to yield big results.