The One Pager is a great way for students to respond creatively and imaginatively to a text, be it a novel, short story, article, poem etc.
But one-pagers can be used in a multitude of ways and across multiple content areas.
Students can create one-pagers for:
- Research Topics
- Chapter Summaries
- Character Analysis
- Act Summaries
- Scene Summaries
- Ice Breaker (About Me)
Teaching concepts is pretty universal for teachers no matter the subject area we are in.
So, utilizing the one-pager activity can be a great way for students to demonstrate their knowledge of a key concept they have learned.
The quality of the one-pagers may also alert you to any students who may not fully understand the concept the one pager is about.
Students can use a one pager to showcase what they learned about a research topic!
Whether the research project is a person, event, movement, thing, location, the one-pager activity still works and provides students with a unique way to show what they learned about their research topic!
Below are some examples from my students!
As part of our reading of the March Trilogy that chronicles the life of Representative John Lewis, students had to choose a civil rights leader or group mentioned in the book and conduct research on them.
I then tasked them with creating a one-pager that contains the information they found about their research topic!
Many students struggle with theme, so using a one pager activity can help them understand theme more in a creative and engaging way.
This can be a great end of the unit activity for students to show their understanding of a book or play, or even a wrap up activity for any text, film, music activity or even work of art that has a message/lesson!
Below are some examples my students did with identifying theme in Homer’s the Odyssey!
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Chapter, Act or Scene Summary
One-pagers are a great way for students to showcase their understanding of a major chapter in a book or a major act or scene in a play!
The beauty of a one-pager is how much freedom you have with what you require students to include in it.
So you can have students only focus on main events, or you could get more specific with what students focus on.
For example, you could have students include how major events in the scene impact characters, or maybe the climax of the story happens, and you want students to include an analysis of it in the one-pager.
You have total freedom of what you want your students to focus on!
Below are some examples my students did with summarizing Act 3 of Romeo & Juliet!
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Have students show their understanding and knowledge of a character in a creative and engaging way.
You can choose to have students focus on indirect/direct characterization or character development.
This also works great any time of the year when you want to work on class culture!
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Say goodbye to boring summaries! Having students create a one-pager offers a significantly more engaging way to show their understanding of an article they read.
The same thing students would use to summarize the article (major events, purpose, quotes etc.) can now be put in a more creative format with students having more freedom on how they structure their “summary.”
The One-Pager activity is a powerful tool to help students respond to the material they learn in class in an engaging and creative way!
I hope you found these 9 one pager assignment ideas useful!
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