Each semester, you will create and maintain a digital semester portfolio. Everything you create in class - reader's responses, essay tests, projects, rough drafts, final drafts, revision - will be included in your portfolio.
This will offer you the opportunity to set personal academic goals and engage in ongoing reflection on the development of your skills.
To begin, create folders in your Google Drive. Click here for step by step directions. You can print this if you wish.
Next, create your semester portfolio in your Google Drive. Click here for step by step directions. You can print this if you wish.
Set Some Goals...
After you have created your folders and digital portfolio, it's time to review the competencies and set some personal goals for the semester. Go to your digital portfolio and look on the page for each competency. This is where you will enter your goals.
As the semester comes to a close, you will finish your semester portfolio by completing the semester poetry project and your self-evaluation for reading, writing, and listening/speaking/viewing.
To complete the self-evaluation write your response in the space indicated on each portfolio page. Your response should include a reflection on your work this semester. Let your reader know where you have experienced growth and where you'd like to continue to improve in each area.
To complete the poetry project, go to the page titled "Semester Poetry Project" and do the following:
- Add a text box. Include the heading indicated below. This is your heading so feel free to make the font as creative as you'd like. Below your heading, copy/paste the full text of a poem from Poetry 180 (Poems # 1 - 90 for the fall and Poems # 91 - 180 for the spring). When you copy/paste, be sure to maintain the poem's original formatting and include the title and poet's name.
This semester, my favorite poem from Poetry 180 was…
- Add another text box and write your response to the poem in the box. Your response should include the following:
- explanation of your reason(s) for selecting the poem
- your interpretation/analysis of the poem supported by specific lines/imagery from the poem
I selected this poem because...
- Next, add graphics/images. The number of graphics/images is up to you. Every graphic/image must be related to the theme/subject matter of the poem.