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  1. All good ideas! Class discussion of a particularly relevant book, that most or all of the students will be reading, is good too. Peer to peer discussion, presentation, etc...

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    1. So true! Class discussion is critical.

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  2. I like these ideas, especially at grades lower than high school because it gets the students thinking the right way earlier. At the level I teach, I make my disdain for book reports known because they're too elementary, so I appreciate what you're doing here.

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    1. I think that's one of the areas where elementary teachers could learn something from secondary education teachers.

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  3. 5 seems like a step in the right direction. After all, Amazon has managed to get full-grown adults to write "book reports" without threats or treats- and they even have a video review option.

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    1. Yeah, I don't mind book reports when I am leaving them on Amazon.

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  4. I've been doing "book trailers" with 6th grade computer curriculum. Gives opportunity to talk story line, action sequences, conflicts, and "teaser" elements. We use iMovie but Movie Maker or photo story would be just as effective. Thx for the post!

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    1. I dig that idea. Love the book trailer with iMovie part.

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