Teacher Librarian Michelle Harclerode: www.booktrailersforreaders.com ---- History of this site. ---Are you an author?

Book Trailers for Readers

is often mentioned in both education and literary circles around the web.

As a teacher librarian in Florida, I started this wiki to feature my book trailers on our State's Award Books for Children known
as the Sunshine State Young Reader Award Books/ SSYRA to promote interest and excitement in the books. It just grew from there.
Originally this site was called Lee County Book Trailers, prior to the interest nation and world wide.
Getting students to READ is always the goal. Here is what a few are saying about this book trailer resource.

Free Technology for Teachers is written by Richard Byrne
and read by a daily audience of 30,000 subscribers.
Richard Byrne is a google cerified teacher who leads workshops for technology around the nation and offers many technology guides and video creation resources.

from Richard Byrne:

A Great Alternative to Traditional Book Reports

Book Trailers for Readers is a student/ teacher wiki that was recently featured on the Wikispaces blog. Book Trailers for Readers was started by Michelle Harclerode. The wiki features dozens of book previews and book reviews produced by students for students. There's also a section of book trailers featuring the books that teachers loved when they were growing-up. More

Larry Ferlazzo teaches English at Luther Burbank High School,
Sacramento's largest inner-city high school.
He writes a popular education blog and has written two books
-- "Building Parent Engagement In Schools" and
"English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies That Work"
. He has won numerous awards, including the Ford Foundation's Leadership
For A Changing World Award and the International Reading Association's Presidential Award for Reading and Technology

From Larry Ferlazzo:

Book Trailers For Readers is a wiki that provides examples and how-to instructions on how students can create multimedia presentations about the books they read.
I’ll be adding this post to My Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them.
link http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2010/08/03/book-trailers/
The Gollywhopper Games by author Jody Feldman is an American Library Association/Young Adult Library Services Association Best Books for Young Adult nominated book.I t was also chosen as a Book Sense Pick, Spring 2008 selection and a Booksense "Book to Watch."It also is a Texas Bluebonnet nominee and Florida Sunshine
State Young Reader's Award book for 2010. Jody Feldman's web site

From Jody Feldman: Gollywhooper Book Trailer

" I just found your videos and I am an instant fan. You must really love doing these; it shows. And I can think of not better way to connect kids with books. So I simply wanted to stop by and thank you for going the extra mile. ... It's not that she makes trailers for all the Sunshine State nominees. Michelle Harclerode in Florida makes professional-quality trailers. Check them all out"- author Jody Feldman

Today Jacqueline Maduneme is a business owner and publisher. As a publisher, she aims to feature the works of new writers, particularly Nigerian authors and those writing about cultural, social, and human rights issues. She has many more ideas for books and plans to continue writing in the future.

From Jacqueline Maduneme: Ada's Daughter Trailer

"I want to commend Michelle on her invaluable insight, professionalism and tremendous creativity. She did an amazing job on the book trailer for my first book, ADA'S DAUGHTER. She was committed to producing a compelling book trailer that captures the emotions evoked in the book, and the trailer exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend her for your next book trailer. Her work is a prime example of quality production" - Author Jacqueline Maduneme
Featured on Wikispaces
Click above for the feature article.
After Book Trailers for Readers received the featured wikispace blog
we connected with teachers and avid readers around the world. Here is just one comment from a teacher :
Locations of visitors to this page

Hi, Michelle.
I am the 7 - 12 ELA teacher for a very small school district in Jordan, Montana. We are as isolated as as any school district could be, except for maybe Barrow, Alaska! Jordan is located just south of Fort Peck Dam. If you look at a map of Montana, find, the dam in the northeast/north central part of the state, and carefully follow the road south and nearly west. You will find the "obscure dot" called Jordan. If you do a search, you will also find a 360 view of the only street called "Main"! ....My professional development opportunities are very rare; hence, the exploration I have accomplished this summer! I know that it takes time to put it all together. The wiki will be in the making this entire school year, I am sure. Just introducing the kids to digital learning will be a long, long process. We will start where they are: I wanted to keep the information relevant. My reading page addresses the question I get all of the time: "What books will interest my child?" Maybe, the links will help. Michelle, Thanks for the opportunity to visit your wiki. ---Dianne Ogren