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I will show this clip after my student do their journal entry that introduces the book. This will help spark an interest in the book series. As a ticket out the door I will as my students: Do book trailers helped draw their attention better than reading the summary on the back of the book. Would you enjoy seeing book trailers as commercials on TV? Why or Why not? This short response will help me get a feel for ways to get my students interested in other books throughout the year.
THE THICKETY: A PATH BEGINS by J.A. White is a new middle-grade tale about a girl, a mysterious forest, and a book of untold magical powers. Kara and her brother, Taff, are shunned by their village because their mother was a witch. The villagers believe nothing is more evil than magic, except for what lurks in the nearby Thickety. But when Kara enters the forbidden forest, she discovers a strange book, a grimoire that might have belonged to her mother... Learn more: bit.ly/1kYctkZ
The official book trailer for TAKEN, Erin Bowman's heart-pounding, futuristic debut! About TAKEN There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends . . . and the boy is gone.