This activity asks students to pretend "The Scarlet Ibis" is a book instead of a short story. The students must also pretend they've been hired to create the front and back cover of the book.
Thus, students must draw a cover for the front of the book that encompasses at least two themes, motifs, or symbols from the short story.
Students must also write a summary of the short story ("book") for the back flap of the cover.
The assignment is written so that it can be displayed on the Smart board. The document may be manipulated, however, to be passed out to students instead.