Night One Pager: Assigning a One-Pager Project as a Culminating Project

Assigning a One-Pager as a Culminating Project. A one pager project for Night

I recently assigned a one pager final project to my sophomores for their culminating Night project. I wanted to combine as many rigorous ELA content ideas as possible, while also designing a fun project for students that provided them with a bit of choice. This Night one pager project was the perfect way to finish the memoir!

To make this one pager project rigorous, I required my students to include multiple MLA-cited quotations with a literary analysis explanation. These are skills my students have learned and practiced all year long, so it was a way for me to assess that skill. I also wanted to give my students an opportunity to express their creativity, and it came through. In considering all of these elements, the one pager was the perfect culminating activity for Night!

What is a One Pager?

A one pager is a classroom assignment, activity, or assessment where students place all of their work on one page. With a one pager, students combine visual and text elements to demonstrate a thematic and symbolic meaning of a text. A one pager can include quotes from a text, quote analysis, critical thinking questions and answers, and visual representations of a setting, symbol, or character.

Furthermore, the one pager is also extremely versatile, and teachers can tailor it to fit their needs. You can read more about the one pager, sketch notes, and mind maps in this blog about coloring in the secondary ELA classroom.

Assigning a One Pager Project as a Culminating Activity for Night Slide16

For the actual assignment, I created a one-pager choice board that is similar that requires students to connect four elements. Every student had to complete the quotes, questions, and images element of the project. From there, students had their choice of four different items they could include: a connection to a song, a timeline, a setting, or a figurative language option. By providing students with a choice, they feel like they have more say with their work.

I reviewed the assignment with my students, explained my expectations, passed out the handout (which was printed double-sided with the instructions on the front and the brainstorming organizer and checklist on the back), and showed my students some examples. Keep reading the post. You can sign-up for my emails to receive a free Google Docs copy of this assignment which includes the assignment, checklist, planning sheet, and a rubric. You can receive a copy of the One Pager for FREE by visiting my Member Page!

Slide17 1I first assigned the project on a Friday to give my students an extra weekend to work on the project. I also provided my students with large paper (11x17inch) for the assignment. Only a few students took advantage of this extra time, but I recommend giving some extra time. I also dedicated two class periods to work on this project, and most of them needed to commit outside class time on this project as well.

On the day projects were due, I provided my students with an opportunity to present their one-page to class. I did this as an extra-credit option. For each student who volunteered to present their project, I gave them an extra 5 points on their project).

The Night One-Pager was an enjoyable project for my students, and it was the perfect final project to assign at the end of the school year.

Teaching Night in the High School Classroom Night Teaching Unit

When I teach Night to my sophomores, I use this Night Teaching Unit that includes a 5-week pacing guide.

This Night Activities Bundle includes pre-reading, during reading, and post-reading activities to use when teaching Night. This Night Teaching Unit Begin includes teaching resources and activities for you to complete with your students before, during, and after you read Night.

Here is what teachers say about this unit: Assigning a One-Pager as a Culminating Project

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This was such a great resource to add structure to my Night unit! My students found the chapter by chapter study questions to be really helpful, and I loved how easy it was to use the chapter quizzes. Would HIGHLY reccomend.”

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When I had to teach this novel last minute and hadn’t even read the book before, this resource saved my sanity! I love resources from The Daring English Teacher, so I knew this would get me through and ensure my students were successful, even if I wasn’t 100% confident with the text.”

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  • I have submitted my email in order to get the free google doc link but I have not received it yet. How long should I wait?
    Thank you.

    • It should be automatic once you confirm your email! You might need to check your spam folder.

  • I submitted my email several times to receive this, but it just redirects me to the ConverterKit website and nothing is sent to me. I have checked my spam, spelling of my email, etc. and waited 24 hours but I still have nothing. I made a ConverterKit account, too, thinking that that might have been the missing piece, but no. What am I doing wrong?

    • Hello! I just manually added you. You should receive an email with a passcode to access the file.

  • I have submitted my information repeatedy and went through the process on converterkit and still nothing. Is there something different I should be doing?

    • Hi. Sorry. I don’t know what the issue is. I updated the blog post with a new link though. That should help!

  • I requested access to this resource, and the email was never sent or received. I just wanted to make sure you were aware tha your email request link is broken still. 🙂

    • Hello. I just checked and it appears as if you are not signed up with the email address you inputted. If you visit the website and sign up, you’ll have access to the site.

    • Hello. I updated the post to include a new link so you can access the Night one pager!

  • Hello! I am having trouble accessing the link as well. It is just redirecting me to the ConverterKit website as well.

    • Hello. Please visit my member page or the original post to find the link.


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