Your Growth Portfolio**
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:
what is the assignment about? b. why did you choose
it? c. what did you learn from it? How did
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
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!