A collection of work through a portfolio is one of the best ways for students to illustrate their learning and make their thinking visible. Inviting students to archive evidence of their learning and reflect on what each artefact says about themselves as a learner is a critical part of the learning process.
For some students this reflection comes easily, they see the link between what they have done and what they have learned and naturally use this as a means to set goals. For others, this connection needs to be scaffolded in order to make the connections more explicit. That is when reflective writing frames becomes a useful tool for both teachers and students.
The writing frames in this collection use reflective thinking prompts to encourage students to consider why they would include a piece of work in their portfolio and what it shows about them as a learner.