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AHS English Department Writing Portfolios

Definition:

The AHS English Department writing protfolio is a vehicle that will allow students to collect their written assignments for each year.  The folder provides space for the title of each assignment, areas in which the student might improve, and space for the student's personal comments about the assignment.

Objectives:

  1. To compile significant student writing in each class into one standard portfolio
  2. To provide the following year's teacher with a ready reference for a student's progress
  3. To provide a bank of work to which the student can refer for the purpose of enhancing skills
  4. To provide a solid source for input during parent conferences
  5. To help ensure consistency of instruction within each level and in the department overall

Inclusions:

  • Paragraphs
  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Reading logs 
  • Creative writing
  • Poertry
  • Editing lessons
  • Personal writing
  • Letters
  • Bibliographies
  • Freshman Research
  • Sophomore Research
  • Junior Independent Study Project
  • Senior Documented Critical Essay
  • Any other piece of writing the teacher deems appropriate