Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Portfolios in education; English language--Composition and exercises--Study and teaching (Primary);
The portfolio is one of several authentic, qualitative assessment techniques used to describe children's involvement in the writing process. Portfolios provide opportunities for children to become active participants in their own learning and assessment. They can become partners with the teacher as together they assess progress and set goals for future learning.
This paper examines the implementation of writing portfolios in a first grade classroom. The focus is on two reluctant writers. Throughout the school year, they collaborated with the teacher in selecting exhibits for their portfolio collections. While engaging in the portfolio collection process, the children assessed progress and reflected on instructional needs and goals for future learning.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©2000 Mary J. Rezac
Rezac, Mary J., "Writing portfolios in a first grade classroom" (2000). Graduate Research Papers. 1390.