End of the Year Writing Portfolio Project

This End of the Year Writing Portfolio Project activity & project also includes:

Ask class members to reflect on their year-long writing experience by creating a portfolio of their work. Here's a resource that details what should be included in such a portfolio, and provides a rubric that can be used to assess the project.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have writers preface each selection with an explanation of why they chose the piece and what they believe it demonstrates about their progress as a writer
  • Ask writers for permission to use their online portfolios as models for subsequent classes
  • Make the portfolios available for next next year's teachers
Classroom Considerations
  • Although designed for eighth graders, the project is appropriate for all grade levels
  • The resource would need to be edited to remove class-specific references
Pros
  • The resource clearly delineates the required content of the portfolio
  • A rubric is included
Cons
  • The resource would need to be edited to remove class-specific reference; however, assignment sheet could serve as a model