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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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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   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Judging a Book by its Cover: The Art and Imagery of The Great Gatsby

Students explore The Great Gatsby's allusion to art and its use of visual imagery and conclude their study by designing their own cover for the novel.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring Irony in the Conclusion of All Quiet on the Western Front

After reading All Quiet on the Western Front, students discuss the novel's ironic ending, then compose alternate titles and endings for the book, and design new book covers.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Looking for the Byronic Hero Using Twilight's Edward Cullen

Using the character of Edward Cullen from the Twilight series, this lesson introduces the Byronic hero and asks students to compare the Byronic hero to the traditional hero and villain.

 

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.