Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Activity 6 - Create-a-Cover

I love this activity!  I've done it on my own blog, used it with students, and highlighted it on the Holiday Break Reading Challenge.


Today is all about creativity.  Follow the directions below and post your cover and synopsis on your blog then link back here using Mr. Linky.  I can't wait to see what you guys create.


1 – Go to “Fake Name Generator” or clickhttp://www.fakenamegenerator.com/
The name that appears is your author name.
2 – Go to “Random Word Generator” or clickhttp://www.websitestyle.com/parser/randomword.shtml
The word listed under “Random Verb” is your title.
3 – Go to “FlickrCC” or click http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/index.php
Type your title into the search box. The first photo that contains a person is your cover.
4 – Use Picnik, or something similar to put it all together. Be sure to crop and/or zoom in.
In terms of the activity for the Reading Challenge, I’m asking the participants to create the cover and write a short synopsis to go along with it.  Check out my cover from the Holiday Break Reading Challenge for an example.


1 comments:

KarinLibrarian said...

Mrs. DeRaps - I can't comment on your blog. I love your book cover and synopsis. It really makes me want to read more!!!