INFOhio Book Trailer Rubric

CATEGORY: 4 3 2 1

Book title and author (required)

Student includes the title of the book and the name of the author at the beginning of the book trailer. 

    Student only includes the title of the book or the name of the author at the beginning of the book trailer. 

Presentation (required)

The trailer flows smoothly and captivates the attention of the audience. It compels the viewer to read the book.

The trailer holds the attention of the audience. It leaves the viewer interested in the book.

The trailer shows organization, but some transitions need improvement to persuade the viewer to read the book.

 The scenes from the trailer are choppy and the transitions seem abrupt. Lack of organization leaves the viewer confused and disinterested in the book.

Copyright (required)

The last slide includes the correct attribution for the images and music used to create the book trailer and a correct citation for the book. Providing correct attribution and citations, the student uses music and images according to copyright laws.

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The last slide includes attributions for the images and music used to create the book trailer and a citation for the book. However, the attributions or citation includes some minor errors. Although containing some errors in the attribution or citation, the student uses music and images according to copyright laws.

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The last slide does not include adequate attribution for the images and music used to create the book trailer and the citation for the book is incomplete. Without complete attribution and citation, the student needs help to revise the last slide to meet copyright laws.

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The last slide does not include attribution for the images or music used to create the book trailer and the citation for the book is missing. Without complete attribution and citation, the student needs help to add this information to the last slide to meet copyright laws.

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Voice (optional) 

Voice is clear and consistently audible. Delivery uses rhythm and voice punctuation to fit the storyline and does not sound scripted. Inflection engages the audience.

Most of the time voice quality is clear and consistently audible. The pace can be too slow/fast but relatively engaging. Some voice inflections used. Most of the time it doesn’t sound scripted.

Voice is not clear and inconsistently audible, making it difficult for the viewer to appreciate the book trailer. Inconsistencies in rhythm and voice punctuation distract from the storyline. The student may need to re-record parts of the audio to allow for a more enjoyable and engaging listening experience for the viewer.

Voice is not clear, audible, or enthusiastic. Inconsistencies in volume, rhythm, and voice punctuation distract from the storyline. The student may need to re-record parts of the audio to allow for a more enjoyable and engaging listening experience for the viewer.

Content (required)

The student presents key scenes or themes from the book creatively. These key scenes make the content of the book clear to the viewer.

The student includes one key scene or theme from the book represented in the trailer. This makes the viewer generally aware of the content of the book.

The student attempts to depict one or more key scenes from the book. However, the content of the book is not clear to the viewer.

The scenes included in the trailer are disjointed and do not clearly depict key scenes from the book or no scenes are included. The viewer is left feeling confused and disinterested in the book.

Images (optional)

 

Images create a distinct atmosphere or tone that matches the key scenes included in the book trailer.

Images demonstrate creativity and are free of previous TV and movie adaptations of the book.

Images create an atmosphere or tone that matches some key scenes depicted in the book trailer. 

Images demonstrate creativity and are free of previous TV and movie adaptations of the book.

The student attempted to use images to create an atmosphere or tone to match key scenes included in the trailer. Image choice is logical but could benefit from revisions.

Images rely on previous TV and movie adaptations of the book. 

The student made little or no attempt to use images to create an appropriate tone or atmosphere. Inconsistent use of images is distracting for the viewer.

Images rely on previous TV and movie adaptations of the book. 

Soundtrack/Audio (optional)

 

Music stirs a rich emotional response that enhances the content of the book trailer.

Music demonstrates creativity and is free of works created by mainstream artists.

The student included music that matches some of the key scenes included in the book trailer.

Music demonstrates creativity and is free of works created by mainstream artists. 

The student selected music that distracts from the key scenes included in the book trailer.

Music relies on works created by mainstream artists. 

The student selected music that is inappropriate for the book trailer.

Music relies on works created by mainstream artists. 

Text (optional)

 

The student demonstrates a strong command of spelling and grammar with few errors. The text is easy to read, clear, concise, and enhances key scenes in the book trailer.

The student has checked for errors and only minor spelling and grammar errors are present. The text is easy to read, clear, with some inconsistencies in font, size, length, and color that do not distract the viewer.

Errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation distract the viewer from the book trailer. The text is difficult to read with a poor choice of font, size, length, or color that distracts the viewer.

Errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation distract the viewer from the book trailer. The text is difficult to read with a poor choice of more than one of the following: font, size, length, or color.

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The Book Nook Review Team uses this rubric to review your book trailer.

We want to help you submit your best work! For book trailers that earn a score of 12 or less, we will ask you to make some changes to your book trailer and resubmit it.