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FMS 8th grade Language Arts classes participated in the Dystopian Book Trailer Festival. Students were commissioned to answer the guiding question of “How will you create an intriguing book trailer so that someone wants to read your book?” In order to do this, they first selected key scenes from the story (no spoilers!), analyzed other Hollywood trailers to learn specific film techniques, and applied the film techniques  during the story-boarding phase of the project. After two weeks of filming and editing, students submitted their trailers for voting. For each book (The Giver, Fahrenheit 451, The Knife of Never Letting Go, and Ender’s Game), there were between 10 -18 trailers. Students viewed and voted only on the same book which they had read and produced a trailer for- thus keeping the focus on accuracy to text with no spoilers.

FMS Dystopian Book Trailer Festival 2017 Winners:
1st Marissa D and Olivia L
2nd Elinora M
3rd Paloma R and Abby M
4th Ruth W and Sophia N
5th Rachel L