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Home Classroom Resources Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan

Daily Book Boosts

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Daily Book Boosts

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time 50 minutes; thereafter: 5 minutes daily
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives






  • Copies of books being boosted (optional)

  • Stopwatch or timer

  • A favorite books list for the class

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Book Cover Creator

Grades   K – 8  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Book Cover Creator

The Book Cover Creator is designed to allow users to type and illustrate front book covers, front and back covers, and full dust jackets. Students can use the tool to create new covers for books that they read as well as to create covers for books they write individually or as a class.


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Favorite Books File

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  • Demonstrate and practice Book Boosts at the beginning of the year.

  • Set up a favorite books list for the class-a notebook, on chart paper, or on a Web page. Choose the method that will work best for your class.

  • Test the Book Cover Creator on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tool and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.

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