Using portfolios is a great way to build skills, reinforce learning, communicate achievements, and prepare students for future challenges. Packed with reproducibles, mini-lessons, and ideas, this guide provides everything you need to easily launch a successful portfolio program. It gives directions for students on how to assemble, organize, and maintain their portfolios and offers teachers convenient mini-lessons for developing and completing rubrics for evaluation. Guidelines for student-led parent conferences where students learn how to share their portfolios and their accumulated examples of accomplishments are also included. Grades 3-6.