SLC – Student Prompts

If you are stuck on what to talk about while you’re looking through your portfolio, try one of these!

I chose this piece of work because…

I am proud of this work because…

This piece of work shows that I improved in…

Since we last looked at my blog, I have learned…

I wanted to include this in my portfolio because…

I believe I have improved in…

This is an example of something important, …

My work could have been even better if I…

The thing I like most about this piece of work is…

I was surprised that I could…

I found it challenging to…

I need to continue to work on…

If I could do this over, I would…

(Anything else you would like to say)

SLC – Parent prompts

Ideas for guiding your child’s interview

 Tell me about this piece of work.

Why did you choose to include this?

What do you think is good about this?

What do you think you could do better in this piece of work?

What did you enjoy learning about ________?

What is the best thing about this?

What could you do to improve this piece of work?

What do you know now that you didn’t know at the beginning of grade 3?

How have you grown … (as a reader/writer/thinker/worker/mathematician?)

What can you do better now since term one?

Between now and the end of the year, what would you like to do differently?

I would like you to work more on…

What do you feel good about learning this year?

In what ways are you a better reader/writer/thinker/worker/mathematician than you were before?

(Any other questions)

Portfolio – during the SLC conference….

During your conference with your parents you will probably be asked to answer much deeper questions.

Deeper questions you may get asked about your piece of work …

  • What are the strengths of this work? Weaknesses?
  • What would you work on more if you had additional time?
  • How has your ______ (e.g., writing) changed since last year?
  • What do you know about ______ (e.g., the scientific method) that you did not know at the beginning of the year (or U.o.I., etc.)?
  • Looking at (or thinking about) an earlier piece of similar work, how does this new piece of work compare? How is it better or worse? Where can you see progress or improvement?
  • How did you get “stuck” working on this task? How did you get “unstuck”?
  • What did you learn about yourself while doing this piece of work?
  • Tell me more about this piece of work.
  • What made you proud of this piece of work?

Your answers might begin with ….

  • One skill I could not perform very well but now I can is …, because…
  • One concept I can now understand better is the concept of …, because…
  • One of the Learner Profiles I can now show is…, because…
  • One of the PYP attitudes I am better at now is…., because…
  • From reviewing this piece I learned ….

Portfolio – reflection of pieces

Every piece of work needs to have a reflection piece attached to it, or written along side it.

Here is what should be in your physical portfolio, if a piece of work is digital.

Your reflection should make the following things clear.

1. Purpose of your piece…

Begin your reflection with “I chose this piece to show…” and then choose from the following sentence endings to finish your statement.

  • to show growth or change over time
  • to help develop process skills
  • to identify strengths/weaknesses
  • to track development of one or more products or performances
  • to showcase end-of-year/semester accomplishments

2. Why you chose this particular piece

Selection questions/prompts…

  • Why did you select this piece?
  • Why should this sample be included in your portfolio?

Begin your sentence with: –  “I chose this particular piece because…

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For your paper choices of pieces of work: –

Here is the document you can print with these examples of reflection templates on it for you to print.

You can of course make up your own!

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For the digital version of your choices of pieces of work: –

Write in your original posts. Follow the steps right at the top of this post.

Make your own reflection

Growth portfolios

Here are five possible types of purpose for the work you might include. You will need to comment on this at the beginning of your reflections for each piece of work you will include in your portfolio.

For example: –

“I included this piece of work to show growth or change over time.”

 

a. to show growth or change over time
  • early and later pieces of work
  • early and later tests/scores
  • rough drafts and final drafts
  • reflections on growth
  • goal-setting sheets
  • reflections on progress toward goal(s)
b. to help develop process skills
  • samples which reflect growth of process skills
  • self-reflection sheets accompanying samples of work
  • reflection sheets from teacher or peer
  • identification of strengths/weaknesses
  • goal-setting sheets
  • reflections on progress towards goal(s)
c. to identify strengths/weaknesses
  • samples of work reflecting specifically identified strengths and weaknesses
  • reflections on strengths and weaknesses of samples
  • goal-setting sheets
  • reflection on progress towards goal(s)
d. to track development of one or more products or performances
  • obviously, drafts of the specific product or performance to be tracked
  • self-reflections on drafts
  • reflection sheets from teacher or peer
e. to showcase end-of-year/semester accomplishments
  • samples of best work
  • samples of earlier and later work to document progress
  • final tests or scores
  • discussion of growth over semester/year
  • awards or other recognition
  • teacher or peer comments

Portfolio – beginning to assemble your portfolio

It’s nearly Student-Led Conference time! (SLC) We need to begin the process of getting your portfolio together.

Let’s investigate what a portfolio is and what it’s for. Get into groups of three and talk about these questions. We will get back into a large group later to share your ideas.

1. Purpose: What is/are the purpose(s) of your portfolio?

2. Audience: For what audience(s) will your portfolio be created?

3. Content: What samples of your work will you include? What is the purpose of the pieces you choose? (Growth Portfolios)  – include something from each U.o.I. done so far, Mathematics, Language Arts, PE, Performance Arts, Visual Arts, Languages. WHERE WILL YOU INCLUDE IT? (Paper or digital)

4. Process: How will you select your work to be included? How will you reflect on your work? (Reflection)

5. Communication: How and when will your portfolio be shared with an audience? What will happen during your SLC conference? (Conferencing)

Let’s discuss your answers as a class.

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SLC – 3F notes on discussion

1. Purpose: What is/are the purpose(s) of your portfolio?

  • To show parents what you did
  • To show anybody what you did
  • To see how you improved from then and before
  • To put all the things you think are good in one place

2. Audience: For what audience(s) will your portfolio be created?

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Yourself
  • Students
  • Cousins

3. Content: What samples of your work will you include? What is the purpose of the pieces you choose? (Growth Portfolios)  – include something from each U.o.I. done so far, Mathematics, Language Arts, PE, Performance Arts, Visual Arts, Languages.

  • ·      Blog
  • ·      Videos
  • ·      Tests
  • ·      Stories
  • ·      Card games math subtraction facts games
  • ·      Assessments
  • ·      Significant people work
  • ·      Assembly work
  • ·      Spelling
  • ·      Reading log work
  • ·      Raz kids
  • ·      Typing pal
  • ·      Something that shows improvement
  • ·      Home learning
  • ·      Field trips
  • ·      Symbols work
  • ·      Shields
  • ·      Fables
  • ·      Horror stories
  • ·      Who we are work

4. Process: How will you select your work to be included? How will you reflect on your work? (Reflection)

  • See above link to reflection

5. Communication: How and when will your portfolio be shared with an audience? What will happen during your SLC conference? (Conferencing)

  • Tuesday, April 15
  • You had a booklet to follow
  • We went around the school to visit the Specials rooms and tell them what we did. Sometimes the parents get to do one of your activities.
  • Your parents ask you questions about what you’ve done
  • There are stations in your classrooms and they play with you
    • Looking at portfolios (digital and paper)
    • Goal setting conferences
    • Math games
    • English
    • Reading
    • U.o.I.
    • Typing Pal
    • 40/50 mins in the classroom
    • 20 mins in each Specials