Effective Tips to Help Teachers Choose the Right Report Card Comments

Posted by | March 20, 2019

Managing a large classroom, teaching children with different learning styles, creating learning exercises, and marking assignments can get overwhelming for teachers. When report card season comes around, it can feel as though there is not enough time to get through all of the work! To make life easier, the Report Card Comments Collection for teachers can help. This book is designed to provide teachers with edited comments and report card remarks that are organized by subject, positive to negative, short to long, and general to specific. With this tool, teachers can find the right comments to help them express accurate assessment their students’ work. If you want to know how it can help you choose the right report card comments and save you time come report card season, here’s what you need to know.

Choose the Right Adjectives

Words carry impact, and using the right adjectives will make your comments more effective and understandable to parents and students. One of the great features of the Report Card Comments e-book is that it works as a template with many adjectives and edited sentences for teachers to choose from. As you put your report cards together, this feature will help you describe your students in a clearer way, and make your job easier. Instead of spending hours brainstorming adjectives for your students, and getting frustrated by the process, our e-book will give you the words you need.

Be Positive, Professional, and Informative

Emphasizing what students do well is the right place to begin when putting your report cards together. Focusing on the goals they have accomplished, their success in class, and the next steps sets a positive and professional foundation for parents and students. When it comes to reflecting on areas where the student needs improvement, keep the constructive criticism direct and specific. The Report Card Comments e-book uses effective, clear words and sentence structure to intentionally express both positive and negative comments so students can understand where further work is needed and how improvement can be achieved.

Make Comments Easy to Understand

As touched upon in the previous point, the words you use will either inform or confuse parents and students. Your comments should be easy to understand, clear, and to the point. Our e-book is designed with options and ideas that are meaningful for both parents and students. Our guide will help you choose the right comments that say exactly what you mean to, in a way they will understand.

Support Your Comments with Evidence

Making claims without evidence, especially regarding unsatisfactory behavior, can cause parents and students to get defensive and mistrust your comments. That is why it is important to use evidence and past experiences to bring your comments to light. Our e-book is packed with excellent sample comments regarding a variety of topics such as oral communication, reading, proofreading and editing, class participation, mathematics, and more. In each of these examples, students and parents will be provided with specific examples that support the points in your report card.


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