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Dawnette Brenner
Computer Literacy Teacher

Creating a Book Jacket/Dust Cover

Lesson Plan Published 8/8/14 Last updated on 6/8/17

I’m constantly seeking ways for my students to use their computer literacy skills that will incorporate other subjects too. Responding to literature, science math or history are definitely ways to integrate core curriculum into my lessons. I have done the following in my classroom:

Ideas:

  • Student created video of math concept

  • Student created explainer on the idea of DNA

  • Student created video explaining ideas learned in a unit, using graphics and text to demonstrate their understanding.

  • Claymation video on the Human Reproductive System

These are only a few ways I’ve supported students creative process in their learning; however, this lesson will enable students to recreate a bookcover of their favorite book or one they are reading for literature.

Students will include in their book cover redesign:

  • Summary of Author

  • Story Summary

  • Discuss the theme, plot and hint to the climax

  • Picture

  • What you enjoyed/didn’t like about the book


Students will use Google Drawing, Adobe Digital Publisher or Photoshop, if available


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Age Levels
Content Standards
Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop
Custom Standards
Common Core (listed within pdf)
ISTE NETS-S
Communication and Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making
Materials

Literature book

Computer

Tablet or other digital voice software (We use Adobe Voice)

Internet

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