You are on page 1of 3

ONE PAGER

Description: A one pager is a single page response to your reading and learning experience (reading, field trip,
educational video, etc.). It is a way of making your own unique meaning. It is a way to be creative and
experimental. It allows you to respond imaginatively and honestly while being brief and concise.

Purpose: The purpose of a one pager is to own what you are reading and viewing. We think about what we
see, read, and study differently when we are asked to do something with what we have discussed, seen, studied,
or read. We learn best when we can create our own ideas.

Connections: A one pager connects the verbal and the visual. It connects the author’s, filmmaker’s, artist’s or
culture’s thoughts and ideas to your thoughts and ideas. It makes connections between words and images.



What to Do:
1. Use unlined white paper. You MUST fill the whole page – NO WHITE SPACE!!!
2. Pull out two quotations and write them on the page. Use the proper format. Please include visuals and
commentary to explain why you chose these quotes.
3. Use a visual image, either drawn or cut out from magazines, to create a central focus to your page. If
you use a computer image, you must do something with it to make it your own.
4. Scatter 5-7 words/phrases around the image. These words/phrases should express your impressions,
feelings, or thoughts about what you have read or seen.
5. Make a personal statement about what you read or saw.
6. Ask two questions and answer them.
7. Put a border around the edges of the page. Make the border symbolic. No wider than 1 inch thick.
8. Create the one pager in such a way that your audience will understand something of your thinking and
what you have chosen to present.
9. Use colored pens, pencils, markers (sparingly), and/or the computer. The more visually appealing, it is
the more your peers can learn. Write your name on the front.
10. Be purposeful about the arrangement of your one pager. For example, have a reason for using a certain
color or for placing an object in a certain place.



What Not to Do:
1. Don’t merely summarize.
2. Don’t think half a page will do.
3. Don’t use lined paper.
4. Don’t leave any unused space!
5. Don’t leave any white space!







ONE PAGER RUBRIC



Criteria 4 3 2 1
Insert your standard _______________
are presented
visually and
symbolically with
precision and
accuracy. Takes an
original approach.
_______________ are
presented visually and
symbolically with
precision and accuracy.
_______________ are
presented visually and
symbolically.
Information is unclear
and not accurate
Insert your second
standard (if you have
one).




_______________
are represented
visually and
symbolically with
precision and
accuracy. Takes an
original approach.
_______________ are
represented visually
and symbolically with
precision and accuracy.
_______________ are
represented visually
and symbolically.
Information is unclear
and not accurate

ONE PAGER ORGANIZER


1. What are two quotes you could use from your text to represent what you are being asked to demonstrate?
Remember to copy exactly from the text, put your quotes inside quotation marks, and include a page
number where possible. You will also want to note why you picked each quote.
QUOTE #1:



Pg. # ______
QUOTE #2:



Pg. # ______
Why did you pick quote #1?


Why did you pick quote #2?

2. What do you want to make your central image on the page? ____________________________________
Why? _______________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________

3. What 5-7 words are you going to scatter around your page to express your impressions, feelings, or
thoughts about what you have read? (These may be new vocabulary words.)

Use this space to list your words—do you want to add an image or quote to help enhance your meaning? If
so, jot down a note about it.






4. What personal statement do you want to make about what you read or saw? Use a minimum of ______
complete sentences.
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________

5. What two questions do you want to ask and answer about what you read or saw?
Question #1


Answer #1
Question #2 Answer #2



6. What symbolic border do you want to put around the page? ____________________________________
Why? _______________________________________________________________________________

USE THE BACK OF THIS ORGANIZER AS YOUR SPACE TO CREATE YOUR ONE PAGER.