Are you teaching writing? You probably have many questions. Here is a common one.
Is there much of a difference between a folder full of our writing assignments and a "Writing Portfolio"? Absolutely. A folder, without purpose, is just an organizing tool keeping items in place. A portfolio should create an image of an ongoing collection of writing samples intended to record the process of your child's writing over time.
Collecting work is not the same as assessing work. Folders collect. Portfolios assess.
Writing Portfolios Should:
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