Sample guides

The following are sample forms which may be filled out when adult literacy students have selected the materials they want to transfer from their folders to their portfolios. Each item chosen, whether a piece of writing or something that has been read, is reflected upon by the learner through discussion with the tutor, the form is completed, and then both the form and the student's work are placed in the portfolio together. Whether the student or tutor fills in the answers on the form will depend on the literacy skills of the student.

Writing Reflection Form

  1. Why did you choose this sample for your portfolio?
  2. Why did you decide to write this?
  3. What kinds of things did you do to write this the way you did? What were the steps you took to create it?
  4. What do you think about the way it came out? Would you do it differently if you did it again?
  5. Have you made progress as a result of working on this piece of writing? How do you know?
  6. What would you like to write next?
  7. What would you like to improve or work on next ?
  8. Who would you like to share this with ?

Reading Reflection Form

  1. Name of what you read, author, and description of what it was.
  2. Why did you choose this sample for your portfolio?
  3. Why did you read this selection?
  4. What kinds of things did you do while reading that helped you understand what you read?
  5. What did you get out of reading this selection? Did reading it change you in any way?
  6. .Have you made progress in your reading? How do you know?
  7. What would you like to read next?

(Forms adapted and modified from Maurice Taylor's, Literacy PortfolioAssessment: A Resource for Litearcy Workers.)

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