Professional Communications is a course that focuses on written and oral communication. An emphasis is put on tone, facial expressions, and eye contact. One way these skills are refined is through creating book trailers for MISD elementary students. Last year, we worked with South Bosque and this year we teamed up with Speegleville Elementary to create book trailers for selected library books. The book trailers give a short introduction and end with a question that makes any reader want to read the book. High school students used exciting facial expressions and varying tones to draw interest in the book. All Professional Communications students created book trailers and the ones with the best overall presentation were chosen from each class by their peers. QR codes were created for the selected trailers and put in the cover of the books for the elementary students to easily scan and watch to decide if they may be interested in that book. Allowing students to work on these skills with a real audience is beneficial and fun! We love having the opportunity to team up with elementary libraries to encourage our future students!
MHS Students Creating the Book Trailers
Speegleville Students Using the Book Trailers