Judge a book by its cover
This lesson challenges students to recreate a cover for a recent book they have read.
Grade Level: Upper Elementary, Middle School
Subject: English Language Arts
Time: Four 50-minute sessions
4.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
4.7 Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.
5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
5.7 Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).
6.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
7.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
8.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
4.5 Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
5.5 Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
6.5 Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
7.5 Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.
8.5 Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
3C Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
6B Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
6D Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
7B Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.