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Writing Portfolio Activities Kit


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Part I: Getting Started. How to Interest Students in Keeping a Portfolio. How to Keep Up with Portfolios. Purpose of Portfolio Charts. Writing Portfolio Chart (sample). Purpose of Rubrics. Use of Rubrics. Grading Rubrics. How to Use Writing Process "Generic" Sheets. Organizing Response Groups. How to Use Group Goals/Assessment Sheet. Portfolio Assessment. How to Use Checklist for Publication. Part 2: Writing. Section 1: Persuasive Writing. How to Use the Structure Rubric. How to Write a Narrative Scenario Introduction Conclusion. How to Use Rubrics for Persuasive Essay. Section 2: Comparison/Contrast Writing. How to Use the Comparison/Contrast Chart. Hershey's vs. Skittles Game. Comparison/Contrast Chart (sample). Ways to Use Model Essays. Section 3: Narrative Writing. How to Use Story Starters. Story Starter Variation. How to Design the Rubric to Fit the Assignment. First-Day Impressions. Rituals. What's Right About My Life? Variations on the Drug Essay. Section 4: Descriptive Writing. How to Use the Sample Integrated Lesson Plan. Sample Lesson Plan for Descriptive Unit. Extended Sense Writing. Dominant Impression Game. Dominant Impression of Childhood Supported by Three Places. Sample Sense Web: Dominant Impression-Security. Section 5: How-To Writing. A Prewriting Game for How-To Writing. Creating Imaginative How-To Essays. Section 6: Literary Analysis. Writing Literary Analysis Papers. Part 3: Grammar. Purpose of Correction Sheets. Use of Correction Sheets. Grading Correction Sheets. Classroom Posters/Notes. How to Individualize Grammar Assignments. Answers to Sentence/Fragment/Run-On Test. Grammar Integrated into Literature. Answer Key for Comma Review: A Christmas Carol. Answers to Avoiding Changes in Verb Tense. How to Use the Grammar Skills Chart. Grammar Skills (sample chart). Words x Five. Row Game. Principal Parts of Verbs "Bee." Verb/Refrain Poems. Capitalization Poems. How to Use Poems to Review Grammar Rules. Answers to Analysis: "What's a Kid to Do?" If I Were in Charge of the World. Sentence Combining/Varying Sentence Structure. Answers to Varying Sentence Structure. Portfolio Assessment: Proofreading/Revising. Answers to Proofreading/Revising. Chapter 4: Literature. How to Chart Literature/Reading Tests. Sample Record of Literature/Reading Tests. Sample Literature/Reading Skills (chart). Independent Reading (chart). How to Use Literature/Reading Skills Sheet as Generic Literature Tests. How to Use Generic Literature Quizzes. Adapt, Adapt, Adapt! Creating Vocabulary Application Sheets Involving Higher Level Thinking Skills. Creating Student-Interaction Reading Sheets. How to Use Fluency for Short Stories. Creating a Journal Project for Novels. How to Design Group Projects for Novels. How to Integrate Research Skills. How to Construct Tests that Integrate Research and Literary Analysis. How to Use Vocabulary Project for Novel. How to Create Short-Story Activities. More Practice with Poetic Language.

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Mary Ellen Ledbetter (B.A. English, Speech, Western Michigan University; M.A. English, Michigan State University) has taught in public schools in Michigan and Texas and at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas. She received Goose Creek CISD'S Board of Trustees' Bell Award for Outstanding Teacher in 1995 and 1997 and is currently a presenter/consultant for the Bureau of Education and Research in Bellevue, Washington.

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