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Judge a book by its cover

This lesson challenges students to recreate a cover for a recent book they have read. 

Grade
Upper Elementary, Middle School
Subject: English Language Arts
Type: Lesson
Time: Four 50-minute sessions
Product: Lucidpress
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Critical Thinking

By analyzing book covers as a class, students will discover just how much the images and text selected for a book jacket can alter the message of a book.

Creativity

As an alternative to the ubiquitous book report, this lesson challenges students to recreate a cover for a recent book they have read.

Communication

Articulate the ways their chosen images and text communicate themes of the book

Standards

Standards

Common Core

Reading : 4.2, 4.7, 5.2, 5.7, 6.2, 7.2, 8.2

Speaking & Listening: 4.5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5

ISTE

3C, 6B, 6D, 7B