Here is a way to organize a writing portfolio for each child in the classroom. Print everyone a portfolio booklet. My students use their writing journal to write in 4 days out of the week. On day 5 we open this portfolio and do our very best writing. There is a rubric included so students are aware of the writing standards I am trying to help them grow into. At the beginning of the quarter we can work on one or two expectations. As we move through the quarter more expectations can be set. We start to highlight the expectations that the child is consistently doing in their writing. By putting a check each week on the rubric the child is aware of what is showing up in their own writing and what we still need to grow and do. This portfolio can be saved and used as a tool at parent/teacher conferences or as data to support exceptional ability or struggling ability.
Be sure to PRINT the pages F/B and staple it down the left hand side.
Goal Cover Page
Nine Week Rubric Checklist
200 Basic Sight Words
Engaging Word Choice Page
Words that are Special to Me page
9 weeks of writing paper with an illustration box.
If you enjoy using this organized approach to a writing portfolio be sure to look for the portfolios for each additional nine week quarters. There is even a complimenting homework portfolio that helps parents assist their child with a once a week writing assignment.