Hexagonal Thinking: One Pagers (for any novel)

Grade Levels
7th - 12th
Formats Included
  • PDF
11 pages
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Hexagonal thinking is a creative way to get students making connections. But it's a lot of work for you, as the teacher, to create and cut out dozens of hexagons for your students to connect, arrange, and discuss.

Why not get the students brainstorming and designing their own hexagons with hexagonal one-pagers?

In this activity, groups of students use critical thinking, close reading, and design skills to create hexagonal one-pagers for characters, style elements, connections to the world, connections to other other works, themes and symbols.

As the students complete and cut out their hexagons, another level of deep thinking and collaboration begin. Students work together to connect the cards on the floor, adding in connection arrows that explain why they made certain key connections. As they finalize their design, students begin to move the final product to the wall, ending up with a beautiful display representing their own critical thinking.

What's inside:

  • Templates for large size and mini hexagonal one-pagers
  • Connecting arrows students can fill in and put up
  • Easy directions for one-pagers of both sizes
  • Photo examples of both sizes

Check out the preview video or PDF preview to see hexagonal thinking in action.

From the Reviews:

  • "An excellent way for students to push themselves to think further. Kids worked well together to find more ideas and realized they could get much more out of their discussions. "
  • "I love this! I plan to use this as part of an argumentative prompt on "Should Kids Play Competitive Sports". I want my kids to use this to help them flesh out their 'big ideas', then connect their text evidence to it. On another note, I used this with adult learners to help them connect the big ideas of a standard we were analyzing. It worked well and forced the teachers to really think about how standards are connected. "
  • "I love this resource!!!!!! It creates collaboration, but can also be used independently."

Looking for more hexagonal thinking resources? Find them all here!

Total Pages
11 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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