Saturday, May 28, 2016

35 Report Card COMMENTS for Elementary Spanish Class (or any level!)

THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR is fast approaching, and with it comes the daunting task of writing report cards. Comments are a great way to expand upon the grade given, communicate with parents, and highlight both strengths and weaknesses. Here are some comments that I use specifically for language learners.  I've broken them down into categories, with each category showing comments in descending order of a four point scale, a 4 being 'Above and Beyond', 3 is 'Meets' or 'Right On', 2 being 'In progress', and 1 being 'Getting Started'- tweak as needed to suit your classes:

report card comments for elementary Spanish

SPANISH LANGUAGE LEARNING RELATED:
4
*______ readily acquires new content and frequently uses what he/she knows in creative and unique ways.
*______ is always excited about learning new words and phrases, using them in new and novel ways outside of directed instruction on a regular basis.
*______ frequently greets and interacts with me in Spanish outside of class.

3
*______ is able to comprehend and use class vocabulary with ease.
*______ makes a great effort to use what she's learned in meaningful ways!

2
*______ sometimes struggles to recall class vocabulary, needing a prompt to express what he/she wants.
*______ sometimes needs assistance to recall or process class vocabulary. I am working with him to utilize our classroom strategies which will help him improve in this area.
*______ occasionally needs help to comprehend/ use class vocabulary. I am working with her to practice more actively, which will help her move vocabulary from short to long term memory.
*I am encouraging _____ to take greater charge of his own learning this year- this especially is for participating in class activities that require speaking. He is very reluctant to practice verbally, which is extremely important to making forward progress.

1
*_____ struggles greatly to comprehend and use class vocabulary during activities, even with assistance. We are focusing on basic practice activities to help aid his/her memory skills.

CULTURE RELATED:
4
*______ expresses an interest in cultural aspects of Spanish speaking countries on a regular basis, asking insightful and thoughtful questions that go beyond our regular curriculum.
*I frequently hear ______ singing Spanish songs outside of class!
*I am so excited when  ______ tells me about cultural activities he/she has been doing at home!

3
*______ expresses a regular interest in our cultural themes and activities.

2
*______ does not always participate in our cultural activities in class.

1
*______ frequently does not participate in our cultural activities in class.

SOCIAL SKILLS & CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR:
4
*______ is kind, thoughtful and helpful at all times. ______ regularly helps me with materials, and serves as a role model for others in the class.

3
*______ is always focused and enthusiastic during class activities.
*______ is regularly engaged in our class activities, is respectful of our space and classmates, and helps out when needed.
*______ is always kind and considerate in class.
*I appreciate ______ willingness to help out during class.
*______ regularly participates in class activities.

2
*______ sometimes needs reminders to remain focused during class activities.
*A goal for ______ is to take turns and remember to raise his/her hand before speaking out of turn. We are modeling this and I am confident _____ will grow in this area over the course of the year.
*A goal for _____ is to sustain focus and be on task when doing independent activities such as projects. I am seeing rapid improvement in this area and am confident within the next few weeks, ______ will be right on target.
*A goal _____ has been focusing on over the last several months is raising his hand to contribute comments during class activities. Though very enthusiastic, his interruptions are a distraction for many kids.
*______ focus during class activities is inconsistent; he is easily distracted by classmates which hinders his ability to pay attention and learn class content.
*A goal for _____ this year is to gain confidence in speaking in front of the class and volunteering to do so.

1
*Even with frequent redirection, _______ struggles to remain focused and on task.
*Even with frequent redirection, ______ struggles to follow class routines and procedures.

FOLLOW UP COMMENTS FOR LATER/END OF THE YEAR:
*______ has made such great progress during the course of the year, I am so proud of him/her!
*______ has made great strides in respecting class routines and procedures; she is now serving as a model for others!
*I have seen ______ confidence grow dramatically, which has had a tremendous effect on his ability to participate in class activities.
*More focus on practice has really helped _____ to retain and recall class vocabulary.

FOR THE KIDDO WHO HAS JUST MOVED INTO YOUR DISTRICT:
*______ is making great strides joining a class which has had Spanish since Kindergarten. I am so proud of his/her efforts!

I HOPE THESE COMMENTS HELP!


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