The Southeast Branch is closed August 4 through September 5, 2017 to complete remodeling work. Patrons can pick up items on hold at the L.H. Bluford Branch. The outside book return will remain accessible during this period. Learn More >
With Web 2.0 tools, students have creative options for book reports that go beyond the traditional plot summaries and dioramas. Teens can use digital storytelling tools to share information about their books and generate enthusiasm for reading. The author discusses a variety of options for creating book reports with digital tools, including using movie-making programs to create exciting book trailers, crafting multimedia slide shows, making original animations starring an avatar, and more. Projects fulfill numerous Common Core Standards, including determining a text's theme and showing how it is conveyed through details, and incorporating multimedia components in presentations to clarify information.