Pitt County Schools Revised 2011
Writing Portfolio Guidelines
Writing Portfolio Checklist
Name: ___________________________________ Date: ___________________________
Teacher: _________________________________ School: _________________________
**Write a narrative to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant
descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. -Done within the first week to establish a
Problem Solution Essay (suggested 1 to 2 pages)
End of 1st
Solution is clearly described with support, understands
Piece that represents all six steps of the writing process.
Includes positions, evidence of support, recognizing bias,
emotional factors, use of style, tone, and language.
Research Report, Modern Language Association (MLA) style:
End of 3rd 9
Conduct short research projects to examine a topic and convey
ideas, concepts, and information drawing on several sources
and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
Science or Social Studies
4-7 Sources (multiple print and digital sources)
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support
End of 2nd
analysis, reflection, and research. Semester
Two Book or Media Reviews that Evaluate and Analyze 1st review at
end of 1st
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and
2nd review at
The learner examines text to explore or better understand a variety of end of 2nd
literature: comparing organizing, deconstructing, attributing, outlining,
finding, structuring, and integrating. Response should reflect
Choose one review to include in final portfolio.
At least one of the above writing pieces should be typed.
Products should show evidence of planning, drafting, conferencing, revising, editing, and closure/publishing
depending on which stage/s of the process are being worked on for that particular piece of writing.
Mid-year (January), county office will complete writing portfolio checks.
Mid-year check will take place on the writing within a working portfolio (i.e.: writing notebook). The end-of-year
check will take place on student selected work placed within the official writing portfolio folder. Final portfolio
check completed before EOG testing.
You should produce multiple examples of the above products throughout the year. Choose one from each product area to
include in the students’ final portfolios.
Products may be done using various multi-media resources such as podcasts, Power-Point, web page publications, etc. The
FINAL product in the writing portfolio needs to be hand-written or typed in an essay format.
Spelling Inventory should be completed quarterly and placed in writing portfolio.