Portfolio Requirements for High School English/Language Arts
What Is a Portfolio?
A portfolio is a limited sample of student writing that reflects his/her achievement and growth over time and includes evidence of self-reflection. The student should choose original pieces that represent his/her growth as a writer.
Portfolio Components: 11th Grade
Six pieces of writing, including:
1. Personal -- Narrative, persuasive, or descriptive
2. Literary -- Literary Criticism
3. Research -- An assignment with proper documentation
4. Timed --SAT Prep
5. Poetry -- Sonnet
6. Reflective -- Describes the author's growth as a writer
Reflective Piece Description and Rubric
A student's reflective piece describes his/her 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. Reference specific evidence from the six 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.