Project Includes

  • Teacher Guide
  • Student Workbook
  • Customizable Resources
  • Assessment Tools
  • Extension Activities
  • Sample Files
  • Templates
  • Parent Letters
  • Certificates


Item Number: INT-NOVEL
Technology Integration: Language Arts, Visual Arts
Technology Skill: Animation, Graphics, Presentation
Program: PowerPoint
Includes: Novel Study Lesson Plans, Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Review Questions, Extension Activities, TechnoNovel Parent Letter, TechnoNovel Certificate, Summary of Skills Checklist, TechnoNovel Marking Sheet, Book Trailer Sample, Collage Sample, Quiz Sample, Mobile Sample, Postcard Sample

Session 1: About the Novel
View and answer questions about a book trailer. Get images for own trailer.
Session 2: Introduce the Novel
Design a poster-like slide to introduce the novel.
Session 3: Meet the Characters
Customize the look of clip art. Create a slide to introduce main characters.
Session 4: Attract Attention
Hook reader interest using Word Art phrases that build suspense and drama.
Session 5: About the Plot
Create slides that highlight important story events. Entice people to read.
Session 6: Animation Sensation
Animate slide objects, add transitions, and apply a sound track. Share trailer.

Optional Novel Study Lesson Plans

  • Postcard: Send a message using PowerPoint.
  • Collage: Find clip art related to the story.
  • Interactive Quiz: Learn advanced PowerPoint skills.
  • Wanted Poster: Make a novel character notorious.
  • Mobile: Create a mobile about setting, plot, and characters.

Create an Animated Book Report

Integrate technology into a language arts novel study or media literacy unit. Middle school students use PowerPoint with novel study lesson plans to create a book trailer.

  • Identify topic, intent, and audience of a book trailer
  • Plan and arrange ideas to create an animated report
  • Describe personality traits of characters
  • Edit clip art to identify the setting
  • Illustrate key events that highlight the plot of a story
  • Format text and graphics to communicate a message
  • Promote a book using convincing words and pictures
  • Engage viewers with multimedia effects
  • Proofread and revise slides
  • Create an preview for a book using technology

We love that it is project based, not app based.

S. McNeill,
Stockdale Christian School,

Customer Reviews

Middle school students use PowerPoint and novel study lesson plans to create a book trailer, which is an animated book report. Similar to a movie trailer, a preview of the book is created to entice people to read.

We love that it is project based, not app based.

S. McNeill,
Stockdale Christian School,