Scaffolded One Pager: A Thematic Response to Reading Activity

Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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8 PDF + 4 editable PPT slides + 3 .pngs
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  1. So you want your students to analyze literature and informational texts, but you don't want to grade yet ANOTHER stack of essays. Why not take a creative approach with this one pager bundle? Students will be able to dig deep into literary analysis of both fiction and nonfiction texts, and they will
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Learning Objective

Respond to literature in a creative, analytical, and thoughtful format. They will cite evidence to support a central claim, summarize a text, and think outside the box.


Are you drowning in essays? Looking for a way to have students show analytical thinking about a text in a meaningful way that won't send you to the crazy house? Try the one pager as an alternative response to literature. Not only does it encourage students to think creatively and abstractly, but also it teaches them how to use quotations, symbolism, and images to convey how they experience a text.

This one pager response to literature activity focuses on the theme of a fictional or narrative nonfiction text. Students can complete it while they are in the middle of or when they are finished reading a text. It can be used for poetry, short stories, and novels. I enjoy using one pagers as a creative response to choice reading, but they are also appropriate for whole class novels.

Included in this teaching tool, you will find:

1. suggested use and tips

2. an informational "What is a one pager?" sheet

3. a menu of possible elements to include

4. 2 brainstorming pages

5. a rubric in both PDF and editable PPT formats

6. a structured template to show students where to put information as they sometimes get confused as to how to use all of the white space

7. a student example of a one pager, including how to use the brainstorming template and questions to produce a sound one pager

You can read more about how I use one pagers in this post.

Looking for a DIGITAL one pager for literary analysis? This Google Slides resource is what you'll need!

NOTE: This one pager response to literature resource now contains an EDITABLE version so that you can adapt the requirements to fit your exact learning goals! Edits can be made in Microsoft PowerPoint.

If you find this product useful, make sure to check out these similar products:

Informational Text One Pager

Analyzing Texts Bundle

Book Club Choice Reading Bundle

Grab and Gab Fictional Question Stems

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Total Pages
8 PDF + 4 editable PPT slides + 3 .pngs
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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