In this lesson plan, third grade students evaluate book covers. It covers five days, each consisting of a forty-minute class session. As students look at different book covers, they are asked to analyze what should be included on the cover, what should be left out, and decide why. Students demonstrate in this project that they can comprehend and understand a book.
After studying and discussing several book covers, students recreate a cover from a book they have already read.
We have decided to let students use the book cover creator tool to fill in the title and other print for the book covers, then print them out and let students draw the images with crayons and markers.
When the covers are complete, Students will share them with the class and explain the changes they made and why.
A checklist is used to help students analyze their own work as they complete the project, and there is a rubric included for the teacher to use while the student is presenting.
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