Lesson Plan Title : Book Advertisement

Age Range: Grade 9 through Grade 12 (High School Level)

Overview and Purpose : In this lesson, students create a movie trailer-type ad to promote their book. They pick out critical scenes and have classmates act them out. Students then watch the advertisements and choose one of the books to read.

Objective: The student will be able to work with other students to create a video ad for a book.


Video camera


Have the students design a two or three minute movie trailer-type ad for a book they have read. Have them choose classmates to help them act out snippets of the critical scenes. Once they have had time to practice, have them record the ads. Show the ads to the class and have each student choose one of the books to read.


After the students have chosen which book they want to read, have them watch the video again and write a summary explaining what they think the story is about based on the scenes they saw acted out. When they have finished reading the books, have them evaluate their summaries to see how accurate they were.