Janice M. Irizarry Torres
• ¿Qué es un portafolio de escritura?
• ¿Qué finalidad tiene?
• ¿Cuáles son las ventajas y las desventajas de
utilizar un portafoilio?
What is a portfolio?
• A portfolio is a collection of student’s
work, purposefully collected and selected, as a
means of documenting the process of learning
and demonstrating student’s achievement.
(Tang and Tiwari, 1998)
Philosophy and Values
• a constructivist approach to understanding learning
• an approach that respects individuality and diversity
• authentic assessment & emphasis on naturalistic process
• observational / interview / data analysis based system
involving qualitative methodologies
• consistent with setting that integrate children
with special needs
• concepts of validity / reliability viewed
individuality, not collectively
• the valuing of reflective processes / critical
• emphasis on the process as well as the products
• sensitivity to the need to contextualize learning and
appreciate it as a culturally shaped
• a view of the child as 'competent': recognition of the
need to for open-ended assessment that focuses on
what children can do rather than where they fail
Types of Portfolios
• individual developmental portfolios
• subject' group / class portfolios
• individual learning portfolios
• learning log portfolios
• home-school communication system
• portfolio record-keeping systems
• professional / career portfolio
• Others..(depending on your purpose and focus)
Sue Martin (2000)
Portfolios: Philosophy, Problems and Practice
“Who I am” Writing Portfolio
The general objective is to bring the students
to think and write about themselves from the
basic concepts of their lives , like their name
and family, their points of view about
controversial issues to how do they see
themselves in the future.
It becomes a personal journey of self
Bosquejo: Who I am Portfolio
• Here I am (Photo, Vital Data, My
Autobiography, Memoir, My
Name, Composition )
• My People (family members, friends, special
• My Heritage ( My family, Puerto
Rico, Composition: What does it mean for you
to be a Puerto Rican teenager?
• Who I am (My Personality, Controversial
Issues: # 1 and #2)
• What I do (3 Activities)
• My Favorite Things ( Music, TV, Other)
• Steps to Change ( 2 to 3 issues that they
consider important to be better people)
• Tomorrow ( My Future: picture
collection, letter from the future)
• We need to change the negative perceptions
on reading and writing poetry.
• The general objective is to introduce students
to poetry in a friendly, non threatening
way, giving them the opportunity to validate
their ideas using free verse poetic styles.
Bosquejo: Poetry Portfolio
• Carta introductoria
• Tabla de Contenido
• Parte I: Actividades relacionadas a la poesía
• Parte II: Colección de Poemas
• Parte III: Mi Poemario
• Parte IV: Reflexiones/Citas
Who?, What?, When?, Where?, Why?
*How do you think this activity could
be integrated to your curriculum?
The president Mama
Gave a speech Plants flowers
Last night on TV Every spring
He spoke from the White In the garden
House. To make our yard beautiful
He wants everyone’s support.
( You may write
more than one.)