This week Grade 1-5 students have been introduced to book trailers, thanks to the trailer for Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen and David Oliver Relin, which you can watch below. We liked how the trailer explained why the book was titled “Three cups of tea” and showed the villagers working together to build the school. The PYP attitude of cooperation matches this book well.
We then read the picture book version, Listen to the Wind, which is beautifully illustrated in collage by Susan L. Roth. Watching the trailer helped us to understand a bit better about the conditions of life for the Pakistani villagers in this region.
Classes also discussed the differences between book and movie trailers and watched the trailer for the movie Brave to see how a full length movie story can be cleverly captured in one minute of film so that you really want to watch the whole movie. See what you think: