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Book Cover Creator

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Book Cover Creator

Grades K – 8
Interactive Type Writing & Publishing Prose
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URL http://www.readwritethink.org
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/bookcover/

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ABOUT THIS INTERACTIVE  

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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. Students can use text tools to add formatting to their titles and book notes, add shading to background areas of the cover, and draw original images to illustrate their covers and dust jackets. The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Book Cover Planning Sheets, printable PDFs that students can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final book covers or dust jackets.

Lessons That Use This Interactive

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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Leading to Great Places in the Elementary Classroom

Students examine great leads in children's literature before writing or revising a lead in their own writing.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Daily Book Boosts

Book Boosts—one-minute raves at the end of independent reading time—are easy ways to suggest new titles to students, and they act as a way for students to have something to think about as they read.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Book Report Alternative: Creating a New Book Cover

Students explore book covers of a variety of books then create a new cover for a book they have read.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Zines for Kids: Multigenre Texts About Media Icons

Special edition! Students use ReadWriteThink tools to create magazines about prominent figures using a variety of writing genres and styles.

 

Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources

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Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Utilizing Visual Images for Creating and Conveying Setting in Written Text

This lesson supports third-through-sixth grade students as they communicate story setting to their readers through the use of visual image prompts. Activities include individual and cooperative learning group work, as well as whole class discussion.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Stapleless Book

The Stapleless Book can be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless!

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 30

Celebrate El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day)!

Using the Book Cover Creator, students write and share their own multilingual stories.