Summer 2023 Assignment for Rising Eighth Grade Students

Due the first day of school in the ELA class.

This summer, students will read I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda and complete a one-pager with the specifications listed below.

A one-pager is an analytical, creative, and written response to a novel that completely fills one side of a piece of paper. For your one-pager, you’ll want to focus on the big ideas from the novel.

Required Details

  1. Fill the entire page with color and text. There should not be any blank, white space.
    1. (a white background against text is okay.)
  2. Clearly label each element of your one-pager.
  3. Include the title, author, genre on the paper. You should try to incorporate this element as creatively as possible.
  4. The required elements are:
    1. Figurative Language: Provide one example of one of the following types of figurative language: simile, metaphor, hyperbole, or personification.
    2. Topic: Include two quotes that relate to the development of one of the following topics: acceptance, friendship, education, family, or wealth.
    3. Images: Draw one large central image or multiple smaller images that represent the book (tip: may be themes, symbols, characters, or conflicts within the book).
    4. Setting: Illustrate a setting from the book. The illustration must be accurate, detailed, and in full color. Provide a quote from the book to support the illustration of the setting.