Introduction and Directions
Students will create an online portfolio. It will contain five pages. The first page will contain information about the author, the other four pages will contain copies of each genre studied during the year. Each genré will contain thoughtful comments from the writer regarding the quality of that piece of work. This is called metacognition. The questions are linked below. Please answer them all thoughtfully and completely, no short answers.
Genré #1: Fictional Narrative.
Genré #2: Response to Literature.
Genré #3: Informational Writing.
Genré #4: Persuasive Essay.
Here are the metacognition questions to respond to for each genré of writing. Click here to download.
Articles to Read
Why create a digital portfolio?
What is a portfolio?
A technical, educational description of a digital portfolio.
The process of creating a digital portfolio.
How not to make a portfolio.
Creating a successful online portfolio.
Examples of beautiful portfolios.
More examples of author's portfolios.
Better Example of Metacognition
Student's Name: Janet Whojamakalit
This sample of work show my ability to write my first fictional narrative.
The steps that I took to produce this work were: 1) Write a first draft of the narrative 2) Have a conference with two classmates 3) Edit/Revise my draft 4) Start on my second draft 5) Have another conference with two of my classmates 6) Revise & edit my second draft 7) Start on my final draft 8) Edit my draft , revise my draft , then it print out and submit my writing online
I think that this piece illustrates my ability to do the following thing especially well: 1) my ability to be creative and use my ability to express the character's feelings 2) being able to at least write an essay.
If I had more time to work on this project , I would have put more details and express more feeling in the story so the feelings would impact the reader's mind.
I probably could use a little more practice or help in the following areas: 1) My introduction paragraph (first paragraph) & my conclusion (last paragraph) 2) also to create something more dramatic in the narrative
Bad Example of Metacognition
Name: Jeffery Whachamakalit
This sample of my work shows my ability to show my writing skills The steps that I took to produce this work were writing gramer and persuasive topics to have the reader visualize the story I think that this piece illustrates my ability to show my writing skills If I had more time to work on this project, I woud have fixed it and made it better I probably could use a little more practice on my writing skills and gramer and I need help in persuading the reader more and making he or she visualize what's happening in the story
Student's Name: Jeffrey Whajamadinger
This sample of work show my ability to write a story that is interesting and creative. It shows that I can create a story that has an interesting plot and contains characters that have flaws that make them seem real.
The steps that I took to produce this work were to first brainstorm the plot, setting and characters. After that I sequenced the plot on a flow map. I made sure that I added enough details to let me write the first draft easily. After that I wrote the first draft. The next day in class I had a writer's conference with two classmates who listened to me read my draft and gave me feedback on what was good and what was not. That evening I edited my draft to make the story more interesting. The two students told me that the story jumped around too much and they go lost, so I tried to make the story more understandable.
The following day I had two more conferences, these were much better. Both students told me that the story was exiting and they did not loose track of the plot. That evening I checked my grammar, spelling and mechanics, and yes… I was chewing GUM. I made my final changes to the story on MyAccess and submitted it for the last time. I got 5.5!
I think that this piece illustrates my ability to do the following thing especially well 1) be creative and use my writing ability to express my character's feelings, 2) write a plot that is interesting and is able to be followed by my readers, and 3) my ability to take feedback from others and make changes that work.
If I had more time to work on this project , I would have added more sensory details and include more of my character's feelings in the story. This would make the story even more interesting and real.
I probably could use a little more practice or help in the following areas: 1) writing my first paragraph in a way that will grab my reader's attention, 2) wrap up my story with out it going on and on for ever, and 3) also to create a plot that is more dramatic in the narrative.