Dominic Traynor
Education Evangelist @ Adobe

Video Book Review Project

Lesson Plan Published 2/10/20 Last updated on 3/2/20

This sequence of 5 lessons can be taught at any time of year once a group of students have finished studying a book in class. Alternatively, it can be taught in the lead up to World Book Day so that they have a video book review to share with the rest of the school.

It can also be condensed into a full day project for World Book Day itself. I would recommend completing the writing in the morning and then allowing students to film and edit in the afternoon.

For examples of good book reviews in a primary/elementary school setting, see the link below.

For an idea of how to share their work in a special, whole school community celebration, watch this video of how a school near Manchester in the UK celebrated their work.

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Age Levels
1+ Day
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Empowered Learner, Students: Digital Citizen, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Global Collaborator, Educators: Designer, Educators: Facilitator

You need a book and at least one filming device (tablet or phone is usually the easiest option). Props for the video itself are useful but not a requirement.

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