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English: Year 10 English

Analysing arguments and presenting a point of view

Library Information

Examples of Book Trailers

Deconstruct the following book trailers to identify the techniques the creators have used.  

  1. What worked well? What was effective?
  2. What could be improved?
  3. What techniques can you identify?

Here are some questions and ideas to prompt your thinking:

  • Who is the intended audience?
  • How is the audience hooked in? What technique is used to grab attention?
  • What is the central 'dilemma' or complexity and how is this communicated to the audience?
  • How is the genre of the book communicated?  
  • Who is communicating the information? A character? An omniscient person/being (sees and knows all)? 
  • How is tension developed? 
  • What persuasive techniques are used? 
  • What didn't work or could be improved?
Images -
Visual Effects
Transition between slides/images Sound Effects
Camera Angle Text Information / Quites Background Music
Screen Shot -
Point of View
Voice Voice Over

The Enemy by Charlie Higson 

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Gone by Michael Grant

Wake by Lisa McMann


Shelter by Harlan Coben


Tips to Create a Great Book Trailer

  • Don't remake the story. Instead raise questions about the story to hook your audience in:
    • Will they survive?
    • Will he find true love in the end?
    • Can she ever find a place to call home?