CLO: Students will be able to identify a cause that speaks to them and propose a tag or poster that represents their viewpoint.
CLO: Students will be able to offer written constructive feedback to their peers in order to help them revise their work before final due date.
1. Please use the provided critique paper and thoughtfully answer the top 2 questions on the sheet. Try to identify at least 1 area you want targeted feedback on, for instance: "I'd like feedback on how I can more creatively format my flaps with the copy writing on them". Then discuss your copywriting and one thing you'd like to improve.
2. Then LEAVE YOUR PAPER at your desk and circulate around the room. Please comment on 4 different artworks answering the prompts on the front and back of the paper. Make sure to leave your initials for credit.
When you return to your seat, please read the feedback and fill out the reflection below.
CLO: Students will be able to complete the cover copy for their book jackets including promotional writing, and biographical writing.
Cover copy is all part of your cover and the initial impression your reader will have about your book. It’s also the world’s smallest space for turning a potential reader to into a sold purchaser. You need to grab your target customer’s attention and MAKE HIM OR HER BUY… all in two paragraphs or less… and you thought writing your book was tough – creating less than 300 words of copy from a 100,000-word manuscript is difficult to say the least- there is so much you want to say!
KEEP IT SIMPLE!!
The best promotional and cover copy doesn’t cover every character, scene, plot twist, or feature of your book. Remember this – the goal of your promotional copy is to ENGAGE your reader, CREATE a desire to buy your book, and DELIVER a brief summary of your book. It’s about being descriptive without being all-inclusive and cumbersome, engaging but not exaggerated. Your cover text should complement your book – but never, ever over or understate what your book will do for the reader.
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Today: First 45 minutes:
Once you feel good about the text, decide on visual imagery or a symbol you could incorporate into the front flap.
NOW: Last 45 minutes:
Everything should be typed in WORD and copied here by the end of class:
CLO: Students will be able to use correct measuring techniques to create an original template for their book jackets. Students will be able to orally explain steps to a partner as they pass the rulers around the room.
In class: Introduction to Book Jacket project
Activity: In class: 30 pts.
Book: Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
TO TURN IN TODAY:
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.