Scoring of One-Pagers
At this point, you might be asking yourself, if this assignment is so unique each time I assign it, how can I fairly and consistently score them for my students? An analytic rubric is usually the best option for scoring any type of literary response as it allows you to consider each element independently in order to get a big picture of the depth of the student’s understanding. Our particular example, which you can download and edit as needed, has teachers rate each element as needs improvement, developing, sufficient, or exceeds expectations.
This scoring also allows you to see gaps in their understanding, as well as their strengths. It can also guide your future instruction as you may see trends across your class. For example, if you notice that the majority of your students scored in the “needs improvement” or “developing” range on summary, you know you will need to consider how you are teaching summarizing and target that skill before assessing it again. On the other hand, if you see many students scoring “exceeds expectations” on connections, you will know that your lessons on making connections are effective, and continue to use them with future classes.
A one-pager literary response is a highly customizable assessment tool. As the teacher developing the checklist of required elements, you are able to target specific skills you have taught in class and want to assess. Best of all, one-pagers allow for student creativity much more than with a standard book report.