Reading Portfolios

Each graduate student enrolled in a program in Reading/Language Arts at GVSU must maintain a reading portfolio, which is a requirement for graduation. The portfolio is designed to provide faculty with a window on graduate students' evolving knowledge, skills, and dispositions. The reading portfolios are also a means of evaluating the effectiveness of instruction in our program. Students' reading portfolios are designed to serve as a collection of important pieces of work that are foundational to future learning experiences. Graduate students will rely on materials in the reading portfolio in their practicum experiences. Reading portfolios are maintained on LiveText (LiveText FAQs).

Reading Portfolio Format

The following items from each course must be included in the portfolio:

  1. Key course assignments
  2. Learning logs (these may look somewhat different in each class, depending on the objectives of the course and the means of accomplishing them)
  3. End-of-course integrative essays (the final)

All of the materials for the portfolio are generated within the Reading/Language Arts courses as part of the learning experiences of those courses and will be uploaded to the LiveText course page at the end of the semester each course is taken.

For candidates who have already created a separate LiveText portfolio, you may keep what you currently have, but from Winter 2018 semester forward, you will no longer be required to upload additional materials into this portfolio, rather you will from now on use the course pages.

If you have questions, please contact your Reading/Language Arts advisor.