Books Talks in iMovie


Each book talk should contain a short introduction, the reading of a passage from the book, and an explanation as to why you chose that passage.

The passage you choose can be one that you find particularly interesting, well written or a good representation of the book as a whole. The passage should take between 45 seconds and a minute to read.

The introduction of your book talk should explain a bit what the book is about and help to set the scene for anyone who listens to your talk.

The final section of your book talk should explain why you chose that passage.

Recording a book talk in iMovie:

The link below has step by step directions on how to create an audio book talk file using iMovie.
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Once your book talk is recorded it will be posted on the library book talk blog.

2015 Summer Reading Program

Happy Summer Cape families!

We hope you are having a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable summer vacation, with plenty of time to read your Summer Reading Book Group selection.

We are excited about the wide range of titles that teachers offered for summer reading choices. Students selected their top choices and were then organized into groups that will meet in September. Not sure what group you are in?  Final assignments are posted in the secure documents below.

CEMS Summer Reading Book Groups 2015 Final

Many students were able to borrow copies of these books from our school libraries. However, if you are still looking for a copy please visit Thomas Memorial Library or check their Minerva online catalog for availabilities in Cape and from libraries throughout the state. You may also find ebook versions of Summer Reading titles from Overdrive in our Destiny online catalog.  For directions on how to access and use our Overdrive account, please check out the eBook resources page of this site.

Happy Reading!

A book shelfie!

This interactive book shelfie was created by smashing some iPad apps. Here’s how:

1. Take a selfie with a book using the camera app. Consider hiding your face if you will share the image publicly.

2. Import the photo into an Explain Everything slide, then edit the image and add text.

3. Save and export the final slide to the camera roll.

4. Using the ThingLink app, select the slide from the camera roll and add tags.

5. Grab the link or the embed code and share your interactive book shelfie!

Now it’s your turn. What book do you recommend?