A one-pager is a great way for students to incorporate their ideas with artistic elements. Students create a final product that resembles a magazine cover – large clear images, block lettering, a balanced layout, etc. You'll get the same information you would from a traditional book report -- but, students will be able to independently and creatively show you what they know!
For this one-pager, students will record information about the novel students just read. This will take approximately 15-45 minutes to rough draft. Then, students will work for another 30-60 minutes on their final copy.
I’ve used this to end a unit, after we built our prior knowledge, or after class presentations to see what students retained.
The final copies can be displayed in the classroom, used as a type of show-and-tell, or you can just let students casually discuss their topic as they work.
Students will need the directions, rubric, and at least one piece of white, unlined paper. This activity is pretty much ready to go off the printer!
Let your students’ creativity flow – and encourage students to take pride in their work – the results will be AMAZING!