The Lost Thing

Illustration Elements

Illustration Sub-competencies:


Students were asked to develop ‘one-pagers’ to communicate their understanding of a short story. They were required to include a summary, a question and answer, a quotation and analysis, a symbol and analysis, a title with thematic significance, and their opinion. Afterwards, students reflected on the process (i.e. why they chose the layout, the significance of each component, and how this assignment assisted in demonstrating their comprehension and thinking). The images and texts that students produced became new representations of their thinking.


Student Work Photo

Student Reflection

Profile Analysis

Critical and Reflective Thinking

I can gather and combine new evidence with what I already know to develop reasoned conclusions, judgments, or plans.

I can use what I know and observe to identify problems and ask questions. I explore and engage with materials and sources. I can develop or adapt criteria, check information, assess my thinking, and develop reasoned conclusions, judgments, or plans. I consider more than one way to proceed and make choices based on my reasoning and what I am trying to do. I can assess my own efforts and experiences and identify new goals. I give, receive, and act on constructive feedback.


I communicate clearly and purposefully, using a variety of forms appropriately.

I share my ideas and try to connect them to others’ ideas. I am an active listener—I make connections and ask clarifying and extending questions when appropriate. I can plan ways to make my message clear and engaging for my audience and create communications that focus on a variety of purposes and audiences. I acquire the information I need for specific tasks and for my own interests and present it clearly.