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Report Card Comments Made Simple

Great tips from technology teacher adviser Megan Power

  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

This year, do you have more students and less time? Then let Teachers Report Assistant come to your rescue during report card time. Ever since I started using this free program, I have cut my narrative comment writing time in more than half. So stop dreading the task of writing your report card comments and download this tool today. These two Jing how-to videos that will help you get started with this stress- and time-saving tool.

As class sizes in most schools have increased, so have the number of report card comments needing to be written. For many of us teachers, this is a part of our job we see as valuable, but it's not our favorite thing on the to-do list. For parents, however, the report card narrative comments are vital in giving them a better picture of where their child is. Here, teachers can better explain what some of the letters and numbers on the report cards mean. For this reason, we have to make sure this narrative piece is written well. So many teachers spend hours upon hours writing paragraphs for each of their students. It does not have to be that way any longer.

I used to sit down in front of a blank computer screen dreading the daunting task ahead of me. I am so glad that I found Teachers Report Assistant several years ago, and I have been sharing this wonderful tool with teachers ever since.

Take a look at this Jing video introduction to get a quick glimpse at Teachers Report Assistant and to see how I use it to save me hours of time writing narrative comments.

Impressed and ready to get started using this time-saving tool? Well, take a look at this Jing about the Teachers Report Assistant to help you set up your comment bank so you’re ready to write.

I hope you give this tool a try, and that you likewise see your writing time cut in at least half.

To build up your report card comment library, see the Scholastic articles "Favorite Words, Phrases for Report-Card Writers," "Six Steps to Writing Thoughtful Report-Card Comments," and "Report-Card Writing Strategies for First-Timers." You might also want to check out the book 201 Just Right Words: Report Card Comments.

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