Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Portfolios in education; English language--Composition and exercises--Study and teaching (Primary);
Much attention has been given to the authentic assessment of children's involvement in the writing process. Such assessment entails descriptive, or qualitative techniques. One descriptive technique is portfolios. In developing portfolios, students can become actively involved in their own learning and in establishing goals for future learning. Thus, instruction can be more closely related to assessment.
How writing portfolios were implemented in a first grade classroom is discussed. Two reluctant writers were particularly focused on as they developed their writing portfolios. These children selected exhibits for their portfolios with support from their teacher. As they developed their collections, the students began to examine their progress and instructional needs and then to reflect on setting future goals for writing.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1997 Lisa A. Friday
Friday, Lisa A., "Writing portfolios in a first grade classroom" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 684.