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Instituting Writing Portfolios into Elementary Classroom

   For many teachers finding a valid way to assess a student's writing is a difficult task. A collection of the students writing showcased in a portfolio is one way that a teacher can use to determine the progress of the student's writing skills.

   This website was created for Elementary Education teachers that are trying to decide if they want to institute writing portfolios in their classes.

   The three key elements needed for successful portfolio writing in an elementary classroom are:

I. Teachers directions should be clear, specific, and include the assessment rubric prior to starting the portfolio.

II. Students should reflect on their experience of choosing the pieces that they chose.

III. Make it enjoyable for the students or they will not want to write.

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