Welcome to the OVS Writing Portfolio Project. Our goal is for every OVS student to keep a writing portfolio, which will include yearly writing samples for each of the three types of writing listed below. Writing tasks, guided by the Common Core Standards, will increase in complexity incrementally, preparing students step-by-step for the writing skills they will need to be successful in college and careers. This website will post writing lessons for each grade level submitted by OVS supervising teachers, classroom teachers, and parents. We invite you to join us in creating a digital library of writing lessons to be shared by the Orchard View School community. 

Click on the drop-down menu for each grade to take you to prompts for the three type of essays listed below.
ARGUMENT/OPINION

personal commentaries - 
editorials - 
persuasive essays - 
opposing idea essays

II 
INFORMATIVE/EXPLANATORY

descriptive writing - 
eyewitness account - 
interview report - 
profile - 
process essay - 
essay of comparison 

III
NARRATIVE

journal writing - 
personal narrative - 
personal essay - 
story writing