Portfolio

Portfolio Documents

You can download your portfolio documents here. To download the PDF documents, right click on the link and select ‘save link as‘ or ‘save target as‘.
English Portfolio Guidelines 2017/2018
English Portfolio Handouts 2017/2018
2nd Submission Handouts 2016/2017

Special Activities

Here are guidelines and instructions for the special activities. Click on the links to see more information about the tasks.

Form 1 (1st Term) 

  • Write a Timeline of a News Story (Learning English through Current Affairs)
  • Design and describe a Poster for a Movie (Learning English through Film and Literature)
  • Introduce yourself (Teacher-approved Activities): Write about yourself. You might want to answer some of the following questions: What makes you unique? What are your likes? What are your interests? What are your dislikes? What are your strengths and weaknesses? How would describe your personality? What do you hope to achieve this year? You should write at least 120 words, though feel free to write more.
  • Online Writing (Teacher-approved Activities): This activity will be introduced by the F.1 English Teachers.

Form 1 (2nd Term) 

  • New: Write a letter to someone in a news article (Learning English through Current Affairs): For this one, you will need to find an article about someone in the news during this school term. Write a letter to them. here are mainly two kinds of letter you can write.  You could write a thank you letter saying how much he/she has inspired you and what you learned from him/her. You can also write a letter of advice in which you give advice to a character on how to better handle a problem he/she is facing in the book/movie and/or what he/she should do next.   You should write at least 100 words, though feel free to write more. Make sure that you include the article with your letter.
  • New: Write a letter to a character in a book or film (Learning English through Film and Literature). This one is quite easy. Write an informal letter to a character in a book or film you read or watched during this school term.  The character should NOT be from one of the class readers. There are mainly two kinds of letter you can write.  You could write a thank you letter saying how much he/she has inspired you and what you learned from him/her. You can also write a letter of advice in which you give advice to a character on how to better handle a problem he/she is facing in the book/movie and/or what he/she should do next.  You should write at least 100 words, though feel free to write more. At the top of the page, write the character’s full name, the name of the film or book and when you read or watched it.
  • Online Writing (Teacher-approved Activities): This activity will be introduced by the F.1 English Teachers.
  • New: RAC (Reading Across the Curriculum) activity: Introduce a website for learning about one of the following Form 1 subjects: of the following Form 2 subjects  (e.g., integrated science, mathematics, history, Chinese history, geography, liberal studies, computer literacy, design and technology or art). For example, you could consider one of the sections of the BBC Bitesize series (www.bbc.com/education/levels/z98jmp3). in your introduction (approx. 100 words) mention why the website is suitable for your classmates and explain what they can find there. You might also want to mention one interesting thing that you learned from the website.

Form 2 (1st Term) 

  • Create a Graph or Chart for a News Story (Learning English through Current Affairs)
  • Design and Describe a New Book Cover (Learning English through Film and Literature)
  • Do the Online Writing Task (Teacher-approved Activities). For this activity, you will post one of the poems you wrote for the practice tasks of the Language Arts exam, go to our Lamwoo Online Writing Page, choose the page for your class, read the instructions and get started.
  • Post on the Discussion Forum: Post one comment on our online forum (at least 50 words) and reply to someone else’s message (at least 20 words). Print out your comment and reply and include it in your portfolio.

Form 2 (2nd Term) 

  • New: Write a letter to the editor (Learning English through Current Affairs). Choose a topic that has been in the local news recently and that interests you. Find an article related to that topic. Write a letter to the editor (at least 120 words) in which you respond to what was reported in the article. Give your opinions and make suitable suggestions.
  • New: Compare characters in two different books or films (Learning English through Film and Literature): For this task, you may use a F2 class reader (e.g., Oliver Twist or The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) as ONE of the texts, but this is not necessary.  You should have read or watched at least one of the books or films during this academic year. Your writing should include a very brief summary of the plots of both sources (in 50-80 words) and a more detailed comparison of the two characters. It is better to choose characters that have something in common. For example, they could be the same age and/or they could be facing the same difficulty.  You would mainly be answering questions such as: How are the characters similar? How are they different? How does each one bring out the theme of the book? Which one’s actions and/or thoughts are more realistic? Why? Which one’s actions and/or thoughts are more realistic?  Which one’s actions and/or thoughts are better (e.g., more moral, more effective, etc)? Why? Which one did I like better? Why? You should write at least 120 words for this part. At the top of the page, write the titles of the books/films, when you watched/read them and the names of the characters.
  • Post on the Discussion Forum: Post one comment on our online forum (at least 50 words) and reply to someone else’s message (at least 20 words). Print out your comment and reply and include it in your portfolio.
  • New: RAC (Reading Across the Curriculum) activity: One of your news comments sets must be about an article related to one of the following Form 2 subjects  (e.g., integrated science, mathematics, history, Chinese history, geography, liberal studies, computer literacy, design and technology or art). You might start out by searching for articles in the SCMP’s Young Post:  yp.scmp.com    (this task will count as a news comment and as the RAC requirement).

Form 3 (1st Term)

  • Create a News Quiz (Learning English through Current Affairs)
  • Rewrite the ending of a book  (Teacher-approved Activities): For this activity, you should first summarise how the story ends (in 20-40 words), explain why you want to change it (in 20-40 words) and rewrite the ending (150-250 words).

Form 3 (2nd Term)

  • New: Do the Quantitative Mass Media Analysis task (Learning English through Current Affairs)
  • New: Compare the film version of a book to the actual book (Learning English through Film and Literature): For this task, you should choose a film that was adapted from a book (do NOT choose a novelization of a film). You may use a F3 class reader for this activity or you can choose another book/film combination.  You should have read or watched at least one of the sources (book or film) during this academic year. Your writing should include a brief summary of the plot (in 50-80 words) and a more detailed comparison of the two works. You would mainly be answering questions such as: Which one did I like better? Why? How well did the movie represent the story and/or characters in the book? What was in the book but was left out of the movie? Why? Do you think it was a good idea to leave it out?   What was not in the book but was added to the movie? Do you think it was a good idea to add that? What advice would you give to the director of the film to improve it? You should write at least 120 words for this part. At the top of the page, write the titles of the books/films and when you watched/read them.
  • New: Write a drama script  (Teacher-approved Activities): For this activity, you should take a scene from a book you have read this term and write a drama script showing ONE scene (i.e. it should take place in a single location).  You can write the script as a either a play to be performed or as a video screenplay. Here are some resources:

Sample script for a student video: engp.wordpress.com/student-work/video-projects/video-project-sample-script/
Sample script for a student play: longzijun.wordpress.com/asianvoices/the-phone-a-one-act-play-by-irene-lau/
How-to guide for screenplay writing: www.writersstore.com/how-to-write-a-screenplay-a-guide-to-scriptwriting/
How-to guide for writing a script  for a play: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/standard/english/lit_form/script/revision/1/

Supplementary Materials

Self-directed Learning Plan (Teacher-approved Activity): Guidelines for students who want to create a learning plan to focus on improving a specific aspect of their English learning

Portfolio Cover Designs

Here are some imaginative and beautifully illustrated covers designed by our students: engp.wordpress.com/student-work/portfolio-cover-pages

 

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