Report Cards: Advice & Suggested Comments

Grade on chalkboard  Have you ever been stumped by what to say while writing report card comments, or are you tired of writing the same things over and over? These suggested comments and phrases can be used as is, or adapted for any grade and subject. And, they are guaranteed to speed up the report card process. Areas include work habits, citizenship, math, reading, attitude, and more. You'll also find plenty of handouts to give to parents that include advice on dealing with report cards and grades.

Comments & Phrases


Advice for Parents

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