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If you're assigning this to your students, copy the worksheet to your account and save. When creating an assignment, just select it as a template!

What is a Book Jacket Project?

Students create their own version of a jacket for a book they read. Parts of the book cover may include a picture of the cover, a summary, reviews, or a section about the author.

Why are Book Jackets Important and How are They Best Used?

Book jackets are important because they are what the reader first sees when deciding which book to choose. They must be eye-catching, informative, and inviting. In order to make a realistic book jacket, students need to comprehend the story's plot and themes in order to provide a solid summary without giving away key points. With a book cover template from Storyboard That, students are able to create a colorful cover without having to draw anything at all! Our images, scenes, and characters make it simple to design book covers for any book. Use this project as a class on the same book, or encourage students to create book jackets for books in your classroom library. The opportunities are endless!

What is Included on a Book Jacket?

All book jackets and book covers are unique, of course, but there are certain pieces of information that are typically included on all types. This information includes the title, author, publisher, a brief summary, images, and sometimes information about the author. This outer cover is detachable, protects the book, and is also known as a dust jacket.

Benefits of Book Jacket Projects in the Classroom

There are many benefits to assigning a book jacket project template to the class. Teachers may choose to make it a book report choice, a class project, a literature circle choice, or a culminating activity in place of a test or quiz. It is a great activity that allows students to be creative and use their imagination as they “show what they know”. Simply providing students with a blank book cover to complete opens gives them opportunity to express themselves. Here are just a few of the ways using the book jacket format on Storyboard That benefits learning:

  • They encourage creativity. A large part of this activity using a book cover template is the design and imagery. Storyboard That can help anyone become an artist!
  • They incorporate writing and art. Book jackets give students a chance to work on their literacy skills as well as their artistic skills.
  • They summarize the book. All book jackets include a short blurb about the plot of the novel. Students are picking out main events and writing a summary, maybe without even realizing it!
  • They are easy to differentiate. Storyboard That’s variety of templates to choose from allows the teacher and the student to pick the book cover template that fits their learning needs and style.

How to Make a Book Jacket Worksheet


Choose One of the Premade Book Jacket Templates

We have portrait or landscape templates for you to choose from. Take a look at our book jacket example for inspiration!


Click on "Copy Template"

Once you do this, you will be directed to the storyboard creator.


Give Your Worksheet a Name!

Be sure to call it something related to the topic so that you can easily find it in the future.


Edit Your Worksheet

This is where you will include directions, specific questions and images, and make any aesthetic changes that you would like. The options are endless!


Click "Save and Exit"

When you are finished with your book jacket worksheet, click this button in the lower right hand corner to exit your storyboard.


Next Steps

From here you can print, download as a PDF, attach it to an assignment and use it digitally, and more!

Other Premade Templates Your Students Will Love

Looking for more templates in addition to the book cover template to use with your students right away? Check out some of our favorites below!

Happy Creating!

Frequently Asked Questions about Book Jacket Worksheet Templates

What is a book jacket?

A book jacket is the removable protective cover of a book. The book jacket layout will differ from book to book, but the book jacket format, in terms of what’s included, is fairly standard. Usually included are an illustration, information about the book, and information about the author. A book jacket book report or a book cover project is a great activity to use in the classroom either as an individual assignment, in groups, or in literature circles.

How can I make a book jacket assignment?

To assign a book jacket for school project with Storyboard That, simply choose a book jacket template, or several, and copy it to your teacher dashboard. From there, you can add it to any assignment that you have made, year over year!

How do I use a book jacket template?

Using a book jacket template for students is easy, as we have done the work of the book cover design for you! All you have to do is copy the blank book cover into your storyboard library, print copies for your students, or attach it to an assignment. Our book jacket templates are just one of the many fabulous educational resources that Storyboard That has to offer.

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