Independent Reading Assignment & Book Trailers

Reading Assignment

Independent Reading Assignment  Here is the list of suggested books and the permission slip for the assignment.

Independent Reading First Pages Check out the first pages to these popular independent reading books. You must use your account to view.

NoveList Database: Coming of Age Stories If you access it from home, username: TZHS, password: student21!

The Best YA Books to Get Excited About a great list of popular young adult novels with brief summaries

Independent Reading Essay Topics Essay topics

Independent Essay Peer Review Sheet

EHS Peer Reviewers Make contact through email first; then send your essay through Google Docs or email

Book Trailer Assignment

After you complete your independent reading and write your essay, you will create a book trailer to advertise your book.

Book Trailers 2019 Form handed out in class

Ms. Eyer’s Blog with clickable links for the assignment Use this to find links to stock photos, video creation tools, voiceover tools, etc.

Book Trailer Storyboard Use this form to create a storyboard, or make your own storyboard

Sample first pages of a storyboard:

How to make a QR code Ms. Eyer’s blog post on making a QR code

Submit your book trailer here on Ms. Eyer’s Padlet, also available on her blog.  Then submit your QR Code here.


Sample QR Code

Sample Book Trailers

Perks of Being a Wallflower uses original video to re-enact the story!

Perks of Being a Wallflower uses art to recreate the story

Looking for Alaska uses original video to re-enact the story!

Autobiography of a Face

Fat Kid Rules the World

Eleanor and Park

I Am the Cheese

The Sun Is Also a Star

The Virgin Suicides

The Long Night of Leo and Bree

House of the Scorpion

A Separate Peace

White Oleander


The Hate U Give





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