- To produce and publish a multi-media book trailer to promote a children's book that deals with some aspect of social-emotional learning.
- To increase and enhance one's own emotional intelligence through creating a book trailer.
Learners create a book trailer for a children's book that addresses some aspect of social-emotional learning. There is a recommended list below. These are children's books. Children's books can be excellent instructional strategies for older learners, too. Here are some resources for teaching how to create a book trailer:
Some Books with a Emotional Intelligence Theme
- Anh's Anger is about a boy who gets furious when his grandfather interrupts his play time, comes face to face with his own anger and eventually learns how to express and control his feelings.
- Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day. The best thing about this book is that it covers a wide range of emotions. Reading it gives you a chance to point out that moods change from day to day (or moment to moment) and gives an increased vocabulary because we all know that we feel more than just mad and sad.
- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. People of all ages have terrible, horrible days, and Alexander offers us the cranky commiseration we crave as well as a reminder that things may not be all that bad.
- Eggbert: The Slightly Cracked Egg. Cast out of the refrigerator because of a small crack, Eggbert sets out into the world, using his talent for painting to try to blend in. Eventually he realizes that cracks are everywhere and reminds us all that our flaws are perfectly natural.
- My Mouth Is A Volcano. The boy with the volcanic mouth is Louis and when he thinks of something he wants to say, the words wiggle and jiggle their way out and he ends up interrupting everyone around him. His mother finally teaches a fun method that helps him respect others and wait his turn.
- Did You Fill Your Bucket Today? The concept of the book is simple: everyone has an invisible bucket that is filled up or emptied depending on how they interact with others. Being kind to someone fills up not only their bucket, but yours as well.
- Angry Octopus: A Relaxation Story. This funny story about an octopus that doesn't know how to control his anger until a "sea child" teaches him to calm his mind and body using progressive muscle relaxation.
- The Grouchies. A 5-year old boy wakes up with grey, grouchy clouds which follow him all day through a fight with his sister, being mean to friends at the playground and an emotional meltdown at the end of the day.
- Source: http://www.thetwincoach.com/2011/06/8-books-that-teach-your-kids-emotional.html
- More suggestions can be found at
http://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/raise-great-kids/emotionally-intelligent-child/books-develop-emotional-intelligence and http://www.amazon.com/Best-Childrens-Books-on-Emotions/lm/R1Q7DXJ0U4DUH5