Students may use writing artifacts they complete both in English classes and in various content area subjects this year for their required and cumulative English portfolios.
As the year progresses, teachers will receive more info about the Senior Writing Project from English colleagues, ITLs, and CHS administrators, AND if they sign up for the CHS Professional Development Strand facilitated by Shanea Bradley and Mag Polek:
- The HCPSS Senior Writing Project is now a required capstone assignment that demonstrates student growth in analysis, synthesis, process, research, and creative expression throughout the high school experience.
- This culminating, performance-based assessment of secondary language arts will involve all curriculum content areas in grades 9-12.
- The project requires seniors to revisit all four years of high school for the purpose of reviewing, assessing, and reflecting on their growth and development as writers in multiple subject areas from the freshman to the senior year.
- Beginning this fall, in order to facilitate their growth and progress as writers, students in grades 9-12 will collect writing samples (artifacts,documents) from multiple disciplines and periodically assess their improvement as writers through a series of written reflections completed in English classes.
- In addition, seniors will choose and submit/present a major product option (writing collection, reflective essay,podcast, PowerPoint, blog, musical arrangement, skit, painting, photo essay, sculpture) in English classes during the third quarter, thus allowing graduating seniors the opportunity to demonstrate their growth and writing prowess through a variety of media.
Indeed, "We Are All Writers Now."