Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Writing portfolios in a fifth grade classroom were used to relate instruction and assessment more closely. A goal of the classroom instructional program was to extend writing experiences across the curriculum. Three students' portfolios were examined to show this instructional emphasis. Descriptions of the children's writing experiences and their portfolio entry responses are presented. This portfolio development experience indicates that the students used writing to learn in a more broad sense. They became more aware of the functions of the composition process. The students progressed from the idea that writing was stories and poems to the idea that writing is used in all areas of school, that writing is functional when used in the curricular areas.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1996 Barbara L. Schultz
Schultz, Barbara L., "Writing portfolios across the curriculum in a fifth grade classroom" (1996). Graduate Research Papers. 3319.