Towards the end of last term we still had a few students working on campus in the Library. To finish off their Term 1 topics we decided to introduce them to a new strategy called a ‘One Pager’. This is a great higher-order thinking and reflection tool that allows students to express their connections with, reactions to and comprehension of a specific topic they have studied in the Term.
Instructions were to:
- All work must be completed on one side of an A3 piece of paper
- Your first and last name must be clearly displayed
- Design a boarder that reflects the unit of learning or theme – it can include words, pictures, quotes or symbols
- Write your reactions or connections to the text or unit of study
- Draw at least one visual image that strongly relates to the unit
- Draw a word cluster around one of your images to symbolise the subject
- Write a poem about the unit of study, a character or the theme
- Support your work with a personal statement. Begin your statement with, “I believe…..”
- Create at least 3 questions and then answer them with support from the text, your notes or unit of study
- Be colourful and neat! Nothing should be left in plain pencil
The students were shown some examples, asked loads of questions, but eventually settled quietly to work on their task – it was eerily quiet between Lunch 1 and 2. The final products were FANTASTIC. Mr Duck and Ms Cooke came up to have a look and the students proudly discussed the task and showed off their work. A great way to end the term’s learning.