My students have a portfolio in my classroom. Early in my career, I was frustrated by how disorganized student portfolios can be. I also found that students would be missing pieces that were supposed to be included. I wanted a way to track the writing pieces and organize their portfolios better. As a result, I came up with this list of items I wanted them to include by the end of the year. It is a comprehensive 24 item list but it is based on the Common Core Standards and what type of writing students needed to be proficient in by the end of grade 8. It can be used when you conference with students and keep track of what writing pieces they are doing and when they are completed.
Just another organizational tool in my tool box!