In recent years, portfolios of student performance and products have gained support from educators, who view them as a way to collect evidence of a student's learning. For many educators, portfolios are an attractive alternative to more traditional assessment methods.
The following instructions enable students to transform their reading notebook into a portfolio in an attempt to make literature more challenging, integrated and meaningful for students. It engages the student in the investigation of a real-world problem by gathering and sharing information, communicating ideas and findings, refining perceptions, and creating artifacts.
Turn your notebook into a portfolio by:
Placing this evaluation of your process and product in front of each final draft when completed.
Your self-evaluation of your two best works will be as important to your grade as the teacher's assessment of your final two drafts and their writing process. The teacher will also consider the number of works in your portfolio, the range of styles, and your progress as a writer.