For more than a decade, every student I've taught has created a book of original writing and art.
It can be difficult to find time for creative lessons and writing workshop (in AP English or any other Language Arts class), but I make it a priority.
I start the year by showing them sample portfolios and setting a long-term goal -- complete your own portfolio.
The projects end our experience on a high note of creativity and accomplishment.
These packets open and close the course.
- long-term planning
- authentic writing
- project-based learning
Let me take you inside a few and show you the writing and creativity ANY student can accomplish.
By "setting goals & deadlines" every quarter, I coax this material from my students throughout the year.
Click on each name to see some on-line portfolios from this year: