Writing Portfolios


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Writing Portfolios

  1. 1. Writing Portfolios Janice M. Irizarry Torres Teacher Consultant MWWP
  2. 2. Portafolios • ¿Qué es un portafolio de escritura? • ¿Qué finalidad tiene? • ¿Cuáles son las ventajas y las desventajas de utilizar un portafoilio?
  3. 3. 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)
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. • consistent with setting that integrate children with special needs • concepts of validity / reliability viewed individuality, not collectively • the valuing of reflective processes / critical thinking • emphasis on the process as well as the products of learning
  6. 6. • 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. “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 discovery.
  9. 9. Bosquejo: Who I am Portfolio • Introduction • Here I am (Photo, Vital Data, My Autobiography, Memoir, My Name, Composition ) • My People (family members, friends, special person) • My Heritage ( My family, Puerto Rico, Composition: What does it mean for you to be a Puerto Rican teenager?
  10. 10. • 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)
  11. 11. Poetry Portfolio • 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.
  12. 12. Bosquejo: Poetry Portfolio • Portada • 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
  13. 13. Who?, What?, When?, Where?, Why? Poem *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.
  14. 14. Time to write… Suggested themes: ( You may write more than one.) • Infidelity • Discrimination • Language • Other
  15. 15. Author’s Chair
  16. 16. References http://www.qesn.meq.gouv.qc.ca/Portfolio/en g/theory.htm http://www.ugc.edu.hk/tlqpr01/site/abstracts /068_tiwari1.htm