Chapter 6: Reflection and Celebrating Growth

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In this chapter, Troy Hicks and Andy Schoenborn build on their stance of celebration. They argue that reflecting and celebrating growth creates confident writers by:

  • Seeking permission to share student writers’ powerful work in online spaces and tagging their names so others can lavish them with genuine praise;
  • Asking them to pause periodically to consider their personal literacy gains;
  • Showcasing their writing talents in public spaces with authentic audiences;
  • Documenting their writing processes in metacognitive ways that create a visible account of their growth as writers.

Here are the links presented in the chapter, in order:

Portfolios as Portraits of Growth

Activity 6.1: Reading Analysis Blog Post

Activity 6.3: Final Exam via Reflective Essay

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