A portfolio is more than an attractive cover, or a packet of forms. It is how those forms are presented and how a student’s writing is used to further his writing skills, and guide him in setting his own goals.
Using my Writing Assessment Portfolio system, students will begin with a first writing sample for baseline assessment. Then move on to lessons. Lessons are presented in a Writing Process format. Following an introduction and prewriting activities comes guided practice, independent practice, and more practice… finally, a formative assessment. There are ample opportunities for further practice, including homework.
At this point, students will use their “newly polished” skills in tackling their regular classroom writing assignments from grade-level materials.
Considering that “inclusion” is the predominant classroom model, this Writing Assessment Portfolio is a perfect fit! It was originally designed for at-risk students. Therefore, there is ample scaffolding, including much modeling, that will benefit your Intervention Students. Performance expectation are adjusted to the student’s abilities
In the Writing Assessment Portfolio, you will find:
Directions for setting up a Portfolio System
Directions for assembling both 2-pocket and 4-pocket portfolios
Pocket Labels and Covers
How to use the forms placed in the portfolio pockets
Interest Inventory to help generate ideas for the Writing Workshops
Lessons and materials for introducing and using an Editing Checklist
Directions on adding Beginnings and Endings to student Notebooks
Special paper to use when writing rough drafts
On-going, year long assessment record with directions for use
Common Core Standards
I am certain that once you try this program, you will never be without it.
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