Do you know about book trailers?
If you google "book trailers, (name of book)" you can find teasers to books you may be reading in your classroom . Of course, as with anything on google, you have to be careful and find just the right trailer. But when you find the right one, it's worth it!
Here's the book trailer for a novel we read in 2nd grade, The Boxcar Children #1.
Here's one for Chrysanthemum which we're reading on the first day of school.
I think this a genius way to capture our students' attention for the sake of reading!
To take this a step further, wouldn't it be great to let the students create their own book trailers for their favorite books??
Blessings to you,