Literacy Portfolios

Literacy Portfolios : Improving Assessment, Teaching and Learning

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For undergraduate and graduate reading/literacy courses in Early Childhood, as Childhood and Young Adolescent Education, Special Education, Language Arts, and Assessment.The second edition of this text concentrates on the process of creating literacy portfolios as a means to monitor and assess students' progress as readers and writers. The authors advocate using portfolios to complement information obtained from standardized testing and other performance-based evaluation tools; and, to help teachers better understand their students and learn what works and what doesn't to improve instruction. Hands-on coverage explores portfolio use in primary, intermediate, and secondary classrooms to document accountability, show authentic student progress and performance, enhance literacy development, and meet the needs of diverse learners.
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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 205.74 x 269.24 x 17.78mm | 521.63g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130453242
  • 9780130453242

Table of contents

I. INTEGRATING LITERACY PORTFOLIOS INTO CLASSROOMS. 1. Welcome to Our Classrooms. 2. Introducing Portfolio Practices. 3. Surveying Portfolio Use in Authentic Literacy Classrooms. Appendix: Using Electronic Portfolios. 4. A Model Literacy Portfolio. II. USING PORTFOLIOS TO PROMOTE LEARNING AND LITERACY. 5. Using the Literacy Portfolio to Assess and Guide Reading Development. 6. Using the Literacy Portfolio to Assess and Guide Writing Development. 7. Using Standards-Based Portfolios and Other Assessment Tools to Promote Curriculum Goals. 8. Sharing Literacy Progress with Students, Families, and Others. III. USING PORTFOLIOS WITH LEARNERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. 9. Using Portfolios for Diverse Learners. 10. Using Portfolios with English Language Learners.
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