Thursday, March 1, 2012

Red Cedar Book Award Book Reviews

Over the last few weeks, the intermediate students a Blair have been using different forms of technology (digital and video cameras and iPads) to create advertisements/commercials for some of the Red Cedar book award nominees. The students wrote drafts of their "commercials" and focused on developing voice in their writing. This is a persuasive form of writing, trying to convince someone else that they should read this book.

The students were given the choice of how to represent their commercial. Students could choose from different apps on the iPads. Some of them were visual and others also included audio of the students' voices.

The following are some examples:

Division 5 created some video book reviews as well:

And from David...a commercial encouraging reading, particularly Red Cedar books!

~Ms Novakowski

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