Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Writing portfolios in a third grade classroom were used to more closely relate assessment to students' instructional needs. Photographs of students' involvement in experiences across the curriculum were offered for students to use with their writing. The photographs served to enhance the students' pieces of writing or were used in place of an artifact that was impractical to include in a portfolio. Writing samples related to two thematic units, one in science and the other in social studies, are discussed. Descriptions of the children's writing experiences, photographs that accompany student selected pieces, and students' self-reflections are presented. This portfolio experience indicates that these students used writing to learn in a broader sense. They became more aware of the writing process and used writing functionally in the content areas.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
Dale D. Johnson
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©1997 Carol R. Winterboer
Winterboer, Carol R., "Photographs to Enhance the Exhibits in Writing Portfolios" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 1821.