25 One-Pagers to Encourage Writing

This year, I want to encourage more writing in my classroom that gives students the opportunity to use both their left and right brain. First up, One-Pagers. Similar to longer pieces of writing, One-Pagers provide immediate data regarding the proficiency of standards, or lack thereof. Additionally, One-Pagers also encourage students to be meticulous and concise when writing about complex ideas given the limited amount of space. Most importantly, it allows students to be creative and innovative as they plan out both their written and visual ideas.

Currently, I am brainstorming various ways I can encourage writing that goes beyond the status quo (essays) and will share those ideas throughout the school year.

Click to get a copy of your FREE One-Pagers. Students can use them digitally OR you can print them just make sure to delete the background color. I also included some writing ideas for both Literature and Informational Texts down below.


  • Analyze character complexity based on personality, motivation, and/or conflict
  • Compare and/or contrast how setting creates mood.
  • Examine how the author uses figurative language to explain difficult concepts.
  • Identify and analyze how word choice creates tone.

Informational Texts

  • Identify and explain the author’s purpose.
  • Identify and explain primary and secondary audience.
  • Identify and interpret the purpose of specific syntax such as simple, complex, compound complex sentence structures.
  • Identify and analyze how word choice creates tone.

Published by Noemi Gonzalez

I'm an experienced high school English teacher sharing best practices to inform, to inspire and to reflect on my own craft. Love implementing new ideas and efficient systems that make teaching manageable. Teachers need a surmountable amount of support to help them survive, and every year comes with its own challenges. When I am not teaching or creating, I love hiking, running, anything outdoorsy! I am also a mother of two boys, one in college the other in his last year of middle school. Hope you can utilize what I create and share on this platform.

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