61 Inspiring Glow and Grow Sentence Starters for Feedback

To help students understand their areas of strengths and weaknesses on a particular assignment, glow and grow sentence starters serve as a launchpad for sharing the feedback learners need.

What is Glow Grow Feedback?

Glow and grow sentence starters are statement stems that provide a contextual framework from which students and teachers launch their thoughts and ideas about the quality of an assignment.

As students create and fulfill SMART goals, utilize glow and grow sentence starters to communicate how well they are meeting learning objectives.

Glow and Grow Sentence Starters

Glow and Grow Sentence Starters for Teachers

Utilize the following glow and grow sentence starters to offer feedback such as compliments and suggestions to students.

GLOW

  • I like how you…
  • This is quality work because…
  • Excellent job on…
  • I love the way you included…
  • What really WOWED me was…
  • You did a good job with…
  • I think the best thing about your work is…
  • The most outstanding aspect of your work is…
  • You were successful at…
  • I love your ____ because…
  • The strongest part of your work is…
  • This is wonderful because…
  • You did an excellent job at…
  • My favorite part is___ because…
  • You did a terrific job with…
  • Fantastic job on…
  • You succeeded in…
  • I really enjoyed this because…
  • The best part of your work is…
  • You did well on this task because…

GROW

  • Your next steps might be…
  • I’m confused about…
  • You may need more…
  • You may need less…
  • Next time, try to…
  • It may help to…
  • Perhaps you could…
  • You might want to add…
  • I’m noticing that you…
  • One suggestion I have is…
  • Your response may be more effective if you…
  • It might be helpful to…
  • Please tell me more about…
  • This is a good time to correct…
  • Be sure that you remember to…
  • I’m wondering why…
  • Wouldn’t it be better if…?
  • You might want to try…
  • The task was to____. So be sure to…
  • A gentle reminder I have is…

Glow and Grow Sentence Starters for Students

Students use these glow and grow sentence starters to offer feedback to each other.

GLOW

  • I think the examples you gave…
  • The best part of your work was…
  • I can tell you worked hard on…
  • My favorite part of your assignment was…
  • I noticed that you…
  • That part about ___ was so interesting because…
  • Your work shows…
  • I was impressed by…
  • Nice work with…
  • This is great because…
  • I enjoyed your writing because…
  • It was cool the way you…

GROW

  • In your next assignment, you might want to…
  • One suggestion I have is…
  • You might want to add…
  • Don’t forget to…
  • Next time you should…
  • One confusing part is…
  • I think you should add…
  • Take into consideration…
  • One minor mistake is…
  • You may want to reflect on…
  • One little thing you might want to correct is…

Consider using a glow and grow template to keep track of feedback.

Using these glow and grow sentence starters, teachers and students are now prepared to offer feedback so that students grow academically and reach their goals.

For more awesome feedback comments, see teacher comments for students’ writing.

See alsomath sentence starters