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:  12th Grade

    Seven pieces of writing, including:


    1.  Personal -- Narrative, persuasive, or descriptive

    2.  Literary -- Literary Criticism (College Prep)

    3.  Research -- An assignment with proper documentation

    4.  Fictional Narrative

    5.  Poetry – Student or Teacher’s Choice

    6.  Resume/College Essays/College Applications/ Scholarship Applications

    7.  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," a student analyzes his/her development as an author. Reference specific evidence from the seven 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.