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Digital Project Design

 

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Playlists

 

Author Sarah Maas writes from playlists. You can do the reverse by thinking about the novel you've read and deciding what your characters would listen to or what songs best represent a theme from your novel.

Resources:

Playlist:

Spotify

YouTube

Design: 

Canva

Images:

Pixabay

MorgueFile

 

Character Score

Check out the themes from famous movies in the clips on the left. Movie conductors often create themes for specific characters that define the character's personality and traits through music. Consider a character or two from your book. How might he/she be portrayed using music?

 

Documentary or Book Trailers

Ransom Riggs, filmmaker and author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, set out to create a book trailer for his novel. Check out his brief documentary of how he created the trailer and then take a peek at the finished product. How would you entice people to read your novel?

Resources:

iMovie

Biteable

 

Website

Create a website to provide information about your book and see where your imagination takes you! Check out these sites from Random House for inspiration.

Resources:

Weebly

Google Sites (Limited Features)

Scrapbook

The website for Chopsticks will show you  how to create a fictional scrapbook.

This sampler from The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt might give you some ideas.

 

Resources:

Canva

Google Slides (publish to web)

 

Character Journey

Does your character go on a long journey? Trace his/her steps, along with how he/she grows, by mapping the journey. Check out the example below, and if you're interested in learning about how it developed, listen to the creator's TED Talk below.

The TED Talk

 

Book Cover

Try conveying the important ideas and themes of your novel in one image. The Canva page below will walk you through the process and the Of Mice and Men cover samples will give you an idea of the differences and similarities in the multiple covers for the books. 

Resources:

Design: 

Canva

Images:

Pixabay

MorgueFile

 

Character Interview

Try creating a faux interview with a character from your book. You could do a video interview or a podcast. Either way, try to get at the heart of your character by asking these questions by Marcel Proust (famous French author) and use it as the basis of your book analysis. 

Resources:

Audio

GarageBand

QuickTime

Video

iMovie

 

Screenplay

Bringing books to life on screen is an art in itself. Select an important scene from your book and try your hand at turning it into a screenplay . The guidelines below might help you begin thinking about the essentials, and the movie trailers will remind you of a few books that have made their way to the big screen. Check out scenes from your favorite books turned movies to study the details further. 

 

Book Review

Try writing a book review about your book. A review is more than a report, it summarizes plot, provides some insight and an opinion about the novel. We'll publish your review on the web or library catalog for others to read. 

Template to get you started!

Resources:

Audio

GarageBand

QuickTime

Blog Post

Library Catalog

Blogger