I use writing portfolios in my classroom to progress monitor my student’s writing abilities and track their growth throughout the year. It is a great formal assessment tool to use at conferences and when grading for report cards. I have found that parents also enjoy writing portfolios as engages them and communicates what we are learning and doing in the classroom. Writing portfolios have sparked interest in writing with my students and allowed growing writers to flourish!
I use a file folder as the binding of the portfolio. I type in the student’s names on the cover, print and glue on the outer flap of the file folder and laminate. Then I staple the author’s note and “Rockin’ Writing” sticker chart on the inside upper flap. Students can give themselves a sticker to put in the sticker chart after each completed unit (primary grades). Last, I type in the unit titles and month dates on the “Write On” parent comments grid, print multiple copies and staple it on the flower flap. The student’s writing gets placed in the file folder (newest writing always to the back) and send home! I use the student checklist to check off as students return the folder from home.
This product includes:
Writing Portfolio Covers (color & black line) pages 3-14
Author's Note pages 15-16
Rockin' Writing (sticker chart) page 17-18
Write on! (parent comments) page 19-20
Write on! (parent & teacher comments) page 21-22
Student Checklist (returned portfolios) page 23