Portfolio Requirements for High School English/Language Arts
What Is a Portfolio?
A portfolio is a limited sample of student writing that reflects achievement and growth over time and includes evidence of self-reflection. The student chooses original pieces that represent his/her growth as a writer.
Portfolio Components: 9th Grade
Five pieces of writing, including:
1. Personal – Narrative, persuasive, or descriptive
2. Literary – Thoughtful response to literature
3. Research – An assignment with proper documentation
4. Timed – SAT Prep
5. Reflective – Describes the author’s growth as a writer
Reflective Piece Description and Rubric
The reflective piece describes a student's opinion of his/her growth as a writer over the course of the school year. Using the Six Traits or the "traits of good writing," the student analyzes his/her development as an author. The student should reference specific evidence from the five selected pieces to support his/her claims.
Portfolio Accommodations for Special Education
Accommodations must be given in accordance with the personal curriculum, Individualized Education Plan, or Section 504 plan. For specific accommodations and/or modifications, see the personal curriculum modification document.