PORTFOLIO PARAMETERS AND SCORING GUIDE

 

RATIONALE

 

A portfolio is a collection of materials which reflects the talents and accomplishments of a person by displaying his/her accumulated work. Portfolios are used by a wide variety of people ranging from stock investors, to artists to college bound students; they are required by some universities for admission and by many employers as a part of the interview process. For our purposes, the portfolio serves as a reminder of who we are as writers, readers, and students, a way to track our improvement and weaknesses, and a showcase of our accomplishments.

 

OBJECTIVES AND GRADING CRITERIA

 

Through the ongoing creation of a portfolio, the student will:

 

develop strong skills in responsibility, self-reliance, and organization by maintaining a complete collection and record of all work in chronological order.

 

be able to express how that record reflects her development as a writer/reader and how it informs her future learning.

 

take action based on that record by pursuing enrichment activities and additional help in areas of weakness or talent.

 

demonstrate pride in her own work through a well-maintained, professionally presented portfolio.

 

FORMAT

 

You will use a three ring binder and section dividers for you portfolio. (Those of you who elect to do a web-based portfolio will do simply that!)

 

REQUIRED COMPONENTS

 

SECTION ONE: Developmental Work

 

Here is where you keep all homework, exercises, quizzes, etc... You may elect to put drafts here or you may choose to put those with the final copies in the next section.

 

SECTION TWO: Major Work

 

Put your final copies here, along with your drafts if you like. Some of this work may be projects or presentations: include the written portions here and pictures of your projects/performance.

 

SECTION THREE: Enrichment Cancelled for Second Semester 2002-2003

 

All Enrichment work goes here.

 

OPTIONAL COMPONENTS

 

You may choose to add whatever else you like to your portfolio. Some suggestions are your journal, notes, assignment log.

 

YOUR PORTFOLIO MAY BE GRADED AT ANY TIME! MAINTAIN IT REGULARLY.