End-of-Year Portfolio Guidelines

Go beyond a traditional end-of-the-year survey and have your middle school pupils compile a portfolio of work illustrating their progression as a writer. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Consider giving students the option of including a creative, artistic page to illustrate major influences on their writing this year
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils will need to have collected their writing throughout the school year in order to complete this assignment
Pros
  • Details major portfolio elements and instructions for reflective writing pieces to accompany each item
  • Excellent writing prompts for inspiring reflection
Cons
  • Several parts refer to the author's specific school and class; you can adapt the guidelines to your own project document