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Book Cover Creator
|Grades||K – 8|
|Interactive Type||Writing & Publishing Prose|
|ABOUT THIS INTERACTIVE|
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
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students examine leads in existing texts and create alternative leads for them before revising leads in their own writing.
Grades 5 – 10 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students learn about the life and music of John Lennon, write a short story from their lives integrating lyrics from some of their favorite songs, and create a class book of stories.
Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources
Grades 3 – 6 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson
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
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
Using the Book Cover Creator, students write and share their own multilingual stories.