Claire Klassen

Ms. Klassen, Ms. Slauson, and Ms. Spor aim to improve students’ writing skills with “A Work in Progress,” a project that uses individual portfolios to chart each student’s progress in writing from kindergarten to fifth grade. The student portfolios contain writing samples from each school year as well as writing strategies and rubrics for self-evaluation. During the year, students present their published work at a “Young Authors’ Showcase Night,” which includes a parent workshop that offers tips for supporting student writing at home.