Promoting Literature with QR Codes and Book Trailers

Generating excitement about literature and encouraging students to become life long lovers of reading is at the heart of what teachers do. Finding different ways to promote books to the school community can be challenging. In our middle and senior school we have only a small number of regular borrowers. We are trying to change the schools reading culture and attitude towards the library. We have decided to explore using QR codes that link to book trailers as a way to promote different books (take a look at the sample below).

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Initially we are using commercially created book trailers and hope to work with different groups of children to develop a variety of student made book trailers. We believe that creating these trailers will provide the students with opportunity to develop both traditional literacy and 21st century literacy skills. The aim is to develop students skills so that they can be creators of content not just consumers.

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