This is the perfect assignment to help introduce one-pagers to students.
The graphic organizer is designed to help students organize information from the story in a way that is visually appealing and in a way that allows for creativity from the students. The front page of the organizer contains a blank graphic organizer. The back side has brief instructions on what information should be included in each section.
The organizer focuses on the following literary analysis categories:
Symbolism: organizer has visuals of a coffin, scarlet ibis, and red crayon (for the color red). Students write down examples and/or quotes relating to the symbols and explain the symbolism and significance.
Characterization: clip art of two young boys allows for students to write out character traits on each head. There is one quote box for each character where students can write out a specific quote from the text to support one of the character traits they identified.
Setting: an area above a clip art of grass allows students write out a summary of the setting (the first two paragraphs) or choose one sentence to quote. There are two adjacent bubbles for students to identify mood and foreshadowing based on the setting.
Theme: a bubble at the bottom of the page directs students to list out all of the topics and ideas covered in the story. Students will then identify one or two of the topics/ideas they listed in order to write out a theme using the topic/idea they have selected.