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English 9

Mrs. AbiSamra

2004-2005

Your Growth Portfolio**

 

"...Portfolios are a means of communicating about student growth and development..."
Rick Stiggins (1994)

 

Each student is required to have a Portfolio that will be evaluated / graded towards the end of the year.

It will count as 30% of your final grade. **


Please read the following guidelines carefully:

¨        Your portfolio should be used solely for English class. It should be neat, in good shape, and very well organized. (Creativity is a MUST)

¨        You will need 4 Tab Dividers clearly labeled for the following sections:

 

1- Cover Sheet (10 pts.)

Contents + Student's Preface* + “Your Growth Portfolio” + “Your Passport” (information about yourself)

 

2- Homework Assignments: (25 pts.)

Choose the most important ones only (minimum 3 items). Your choice needs to show your “growth” + You need to justify your choice in writing: at least 100 words (typed) that answer the following questions:

a.        what is the assignment about?    b.  why did you choose it?     c.  what did you learn from it? How did you “grow”?

3- Tests & Quizzes: (25 pts.) The ones you would like to keep/you are proud of (minimum 3 items) + show your “growth” + justification: at least 100 words (typed) that answer the following questions:

a.    what is the test/quiz about?        b.  why did you choose it?     c.  what did you learn from it? How did you “grow”?

4- Miscellaneous (30 pts.)

a- Interesting documents collected by students / Journal
b- Self-Evaluation (typed) => evaluate your progress at the end of the first semester, to make sure you are on task to accomplish goals.
c- Conclusion  (typed) => Summary of work - Self-evaluation (At the end of the year): what did you learn this year? How much did you progress? What could you have done better? What do you need to review this summer?

 

¨        Presentation counts (10 pts.)

¨        Most entries in the Portfolio must be dated and labeled

¨        Your Portfolio should be kept up-to-date on a regular basis.

¨        Keep your Portfolio and its contents for next year!

 

 

* Student’s Preface = introduce your whole portfolio without forgetting to mention why it is important, which are the most important parts of it -- the ones you would like the reader to focus on, how much you benefited from keeping/maintaining it, and what you think of the whole idea.

 

** Tentative