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CD/DVD Cover Creator

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CD/DVD Cover Creator

Grades K – 12
Interactive Type Writing & Publishing Prose
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The CD/DVD Cover Creator allows users to type and illustrate CD and DVD covers and related booklets for liner notes and other information. Students can use the tool to create covers for books, music, and films that they explored as well as to create covers for media they compose individually or as a class. Students can use text tools to add formatting to their titles and notes, add shading to background areas of the covers and booklets, and draw original images to illustrate their covers and booklets.

Lessons That Use This Interactive

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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

On a Musical Note: Exploring Reading Strategies by Creating a Soundtrack

Students create a soundtrack for a novel that they have read, as they engage in such traditional reading strategies as predicting, visualizing, and questioning.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Iíve Got It Covered! Creating Magazine Covers to Summarize Texts

Start the presses! Catchy titles, eye-popping graphics, and attractive fonts are all on studentsí agendas in this lesson as they create magazine covers to summarize a topic.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Cover to Cover: Comparing Books to Movies

Students compare and analyze novels and the movies adapted from them. They design new DVD covers and a related insert for the movies, reflecting their response to the movie version.


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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Tell Me Your Story: Video-Inspired Vocabulary Writing

Students watch a sample of artistic video clips online and respond through creative writing while using the vocabulary words they are currently studying.


Grades   7 – 10  |  Printout  |  Informational Sheet

Tips For Using Movie Maker

Itís easy to make a movie today, thanks to software that may already be on your home computer. Sounds fun, and itís a lesson in how to communicate ideas.