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ERIC Number: ED354517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Portfolio Units in a Process Classroom.
Lemon, Hallie S.
A teacher at Western Illinois University, who had resisted using the portfolio system in a writing classroom, developed a shorter portfolio unit to incorporate the best aspects of portfolios without many of the disadvantages. By the beginning of the fifth week of the semester, the students had written three papers, participated in a peer exchange in class, put multiple entries in their reading journals, taken one peer's paper home to evaluate closely, chosen one essay to revise, written a cover letter to evaluate their process, and compiled a process portfolio. The teacher had graded one set of discovery drafts and one set of portfolios. The quality of the papers and the amount of reflection on their writing and reading processes evidenced in the students' cover letters and reading journals justified the slight increase in grading time. Some students did a second portfolio on authority instead of a research paper. (A peer worksheet is attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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