A Report Card Template Can Be a Very Valuable Teacher Tool!!
I'm sure you would agree that a report card template that provides teachers with a list of useful phrases, describing learning skills that are typically included as part of their report card comments, can be a very valuable tool to have.
So here are my suggested report template comments.
1. Independent Work
* Completes tasks and assignments on time and with care.
* Accepts responsibility for own behaviour.
* Follows routines and instructions without supervision.
* Identifies and pursues learning goals and tasks independently.
* Responds and participates in a variety of learning activities.
* Selects learning materials, resources, and activities independently.
* Persists with tasks.
* Adheres to established time lines.
* Approaches new learning situations with confidence.
* Demonstrates a positive attitude towards learning.
* Seeks assistance when necessary.
* Seeks challenges and takes risks.
* Observes, questions and explores.
* Seeks additional and new information from library books, the internet, and other resources.
* Generates questions for further inquiry.
* Investigates and obtains information independently.
3. Homework Completion (work habits)
Homework is always an issue. Use some of the positive comments from this section of the report card template.
* Puts forth a consistent effort.
* Demonstrates interest in and enthusiasm for homework assignments.
* Begins work promptly and uses time efficiently.
* Follows direction and completes homework on time and with care.
* Shows attention to detail.
* Perseveres with complex projects that require sustained effort.
* Attends to the task at hand.
* Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability.
4. Use of Information
* Considers all information and alternatives before reaching a conclusion.
* Organizes information logically and creatively and manages it effectively.
* Uses information -retrieval technology effectively.
* Gathers information effectively, using a variety of techniques and sources.
* Shows regard for accuracy in analysing and evaluating information.
* Demonstrates creativity in assessing information and ideas and draws relevant conclusions.
* Asks questions to clarify meaning and ensure understanding.
* Recognizes when assignments and projects would benefit from additional information and identifies the type of information needed.
5. Goal Setting To Improve Work (with asistance, with peers, independently)
* Identifies specific steps or actions needed to reach goals or improve.
* Identifies and pursues goals independently.
* Uses others' comments to improve work and monitor learning.
* Assesses own work.
* Evaluates own success in reaching goals.
* Identifies strengths and areas for improvement in own work.
* Perseveres to achieve goals.
* Revises goals or steps and strategies when necessary.
* Accepts comments on performance from others.
Bullying is such a hot topic these days. Hopefully you'll find the next four sections beneficial for your report card template to initiate a warm, caring, and supportive learning environment.
6. Co-operation With Others
* Listens to, acknowledges and considers differing opinions.
* Respects the rights, property and opinions of others.
* Works and plays co-operatively with others.
* Willingly works with others and takes turns.
* Follows classroom and school rules and routines.
* Assumes responsibilities in groups, the classroom, and the school.
* Volunteers, always willing to help others.
* Considers both the immediate and long-term effects of his or her actions on others.
* Establishes positive relationships with peers and adults.
* Responds and is sensitive to the needs and welfare of others.
7. Conflict Resolution
* Resolves conflicts in socially acceptable ways.
* Resolves conflicts when they occur and can do so independently.
* Mediates differences of opinion.
* Assists others to resolve conflicts appropriately.
* Listens to understand conflicts before acting or offering a resolution.
* Seeks positive solutions to conflicts.
* Helps the group to identify and use strategies for conflict resolution.
8. Class Participation
* Participates in class and group activities.
* Contributes to co-operative problem solving.
* Listens to teacher's instructions and others without interrupting.
* Accepts various roles within the class and group, including leadership roles.
* Accepts a share of the work to be done.
* Helps to motivate others and encourages others to participate.
* Contributes information and ideas to the class and group.
* Shows respect for the ideas of others in the class and group.
* Recognizes contributions of group members through encouragement, support or praise.
* Shares responsibility for difficulties encountered during an activity.
9. Problem Solving
* Devises a plan to solve the problem.
* Applies successful strategies to new problems.
* Applies logic to solving problems.
* Solves problems independently.
* Carries out the plan - follows through.
* Evaluates the plan, solution, or result.
* Devises alternative solutions or ways of solving a problem.
* Develops original ideas and creative approaches to solve problems.
Good luck with writing your report card comments. I hope this report card template will assist you in composing
your learning skills comments.
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