Re: [AYA-SSH] Writing for the portfolio
- I asked an assessor for entry #4 whether it was better to have an abundance of accomplisments or was it better to fully develop a fewer number. She told me that she felt a fewer number of strong accomplishments was better, remembering that you need to show how student learning was impacted. This is probably the route I will take.
> From: Leah LaCrosse <leahlacrosse@...>
> Date: 2004/02/01 Sun AM 11:35:20 EST
> To: AYA-SSH@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [AYA-SSH] Writing for the portfolio
> That is so weird because I found the same thing. I have so many pages dedicated to describing the process and goals that I've run out for the commentary on the students. I was going to type it all out, then read through and try to cut out parts. Another person reminded me of two little ways to cut down papers...one-between each sentence only put one space (I always put two..so this may help a little)...two-when editing, look to the end of paragraphs and try to edit the ones that have just a few words on the last line (this will help to pull up the paragraph by a line). I know that these are small tips, but they may help in crunch time.
> Also, I am having an english teacher read through mine to help streamline it.
> As far as goals, I think that we should put in all goals. I have writing, social studies, and tech goals in one of my prompts for the students. I think that shows a more well rounded educator. My opinion though...not sure about that.
> I am having trouble with entry 4. I have rewritten it at least 3-4 times now. My question is...do we do just 3-4 accomplishments and really elaborate, or do we do more to show a more well rounded amount of accomplishments? Anyone have ideas on that?
> Good luck everyone...keep plugging away!
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- Thank you! That seems to be what people are suggesting. I think this will be my best route!
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