Sunday, March 25, 2018

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “The Secret to One Pager Success: Templates”

by Spark Creativity
7th - 10th Grade

One-pagers are becoming increasingly popular as a way to help students process what they have read in one powerful activity. Like sketchnotes, they combine visuals with text to make ideas come alive in students’ minds and memories.

But it’s easy for students to struggle with one-pagers if they are not naturally inclined toward art and have not previously been encouraged to represent their ideas this way. They may feel they are being graded unfairly on their artistic abilities.

Some students will hear directions to create a graphic representation of a reading and head for the hills singing. Others will moan and mutter things about "ridiculous art projects." But the popularity of one pagers with teachers lately is undeniable. If students can get over their hang-ups, they really learn a lot from processing what they've read in visual form with a one pager. 

So how to help the art-haters thrive alongside the artists? How to show everyone that their one-pagers are about critical thinking and interpretation, not just flair pens (though flair pens are a pretty fabulous addition)?

This short video will introduce you to the concept of one pagers and the easy template system I've created to help students succeed with them. If you decide you want to try it, you can get the FREE templates right here.

Thanks for watching!
Betsy (from Spark Creativity)

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