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Name:________________________ Date: __________ YEAR END SELF EVALUATION DIRECTIONS: Using your writing portfolio and your

binder answer the following questions as thoroughly and as specifically as possible. Please write in ink in the space provided. Write all answers in complete sentences unless otherwise directed. Writing _____1. In the space provide, record the number of finished pieces (final drafts) have you completed and turned in this year? All of your final drafts should be turned in ±some in your writing portfolio and the rest in your ³best of´ work folder. 3. List examples of each mode of writing that you have done this year. Include at least 1 on each type in your ³best of´ work folder. Narrative writing: ______________________________________________________________ Expository writing: _____________________________________________________________ Persuasive writing: _____________________________________________________________ 4. This year we have work on the 6 traits of writing (ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, conventions). Show me where you have learned at least 3 of these traits. I learned «. by doing«. You can see that I learned it when you look at «

4. Choose the mode of writing from question1 with which you felt most successful. Explain why you felt more successful with that mode than with others modes. Use specific examples from your writing to illustrate your success.

7. Write a paragraph about the three most important ³things´ (writing skills) you are able to do well as a writer?

8. Write a paragraph describing how you have changed or grown as a writer? If you do not feel you¶ve changed or grown as a writer describe why you have not.

9. Write a paragraph describing what has helped you the most with your writing? Name at least two specific activities that have helped you. Connect the activities to evidence from your work folder. If nothing has helped you, describe why not or describe what would have helped you.

10. List pieces you¶ve written in other classes that you would choose to put in your writing portfolio. How do these pieces show who you are as a writer in ways other than what we do in English?

Reading DIRECTIONS: Put your book goal sheet and all of your reading logs from the year in your ³best of´ work folder. Use them to answer the following questions. _____ 11. How many hours did you read outside of school this year? _____ 12. How many books did you read on your own this year?

13. Think about the reading strategies I have taught you this year (visualizing, making predictions, summarizing, note-taking, questioning, etc.) Write a paragraph describing 3 things you have learned about reading. Use examples from your binder to demonstrate your learning.

14. Write a paragraph describing what you have learned with respect to the ³content´ of books. What new things did you learn from the novels or nonfiction books that you read?

15. Write a paragraph explaining what has helped you the most with your reading.

16. In the past year how have you changed as a reader? What have you discovered about yourself as a reader? Use specific examples from your reading logs, journals and or binder to support your answer.

Other Learning 17. Focus on one of the following language arts strands: listening, speaking, viewing or computing. Write a paragraph describing what you have learned in 1 of the strands. Include evidence of your learning in your paragraph and in your ³best of´ work folder.

18. Write a paragraph describing and explaining your greatest weakness as a learner. Give a solution to your weakness in your paragraph. Include examples from your work in your paragraph and put these examples in your ³best of´ work folder to support your opinion.

20. Show me them most important lesson you learned in each category below. Label evidence of your learning and include it in your ³best of´ portfolio. As a reader, I learned« You can see evidence of my learning in/on« It helped me«

As a writer, I learned«

You can see evidence of my learning in/on«

It helped me«

As a computer user, I learned«

You can see evidence of my learning in/on« You can see evidence of my learning in/on«

It helped me«

As a speaker/listener, I learned«

It helped me«

As a thinker, I learned«

You can see evidence of my learning in/on«

It helped me«

21. This is your last chance! Distill your learning--give me one important nugget of information about how English I changed you as a reader/writer/learner.