105 Reading Report Card Comments You’ll Find Helpful

It’s that time again…time to draft your writing and reading report card comments.

Here you will find 105 quality writing and reading report card comments that will support you as you draft student comments.

So save time and frustration when writing remarks by using these helpful literacy report card comments.

105 Literacy Report Card Comments That You Can Easily Modify

Change any of the following writing and reading report card comments by using descriptors and adjectives.

Reading Report Card Comments (Reading Skills & Habits)

  • …applies reading strategies to decode and understand text.
  • When reading aloud, …reads with grade level fluency, accuracy, and expression.
  • …effortlessly applies new reading skills and strategies.
  • …reads with fluency but doesn’t comprehend the text very well.
  • …decodes multi-syllabic words well.
  • …reads within a range of different genres.
  • …struggles with reading basic sight words.
  • …shows good stamina for reading.
  • …needs to do better at choosing books on his appropriate reading level.
  • …chooses books that are too difficult/simple for her.
  • …loves reading and devours a book every chance he gets!
  • …needs to develop a wider range of vocabulary.
  • …focuses on work and resists distraction during literacy centers.
  • …enjoys reading aloud.
  • …notices consistent themes within a book series or from a specific author.
  • …interprets very well figurative language.
  • …reads _____ words per minute.
  • …challenges herself by reading books that are one grade level above her level.
  • …regularly self-corrects mispronounced words when reading aloud.
  • …correctly uses the five-finger rule to choose “just right” books.
  • …reads with fluency and appropriate expression.

Reading Report Card Comments (Reading Comprehension)

  • …uses prior knowledge to comprehend text.
  • …asks questions that help him/her understand the text more deeply.
  • …makes deep text-to-text, text-to-self, or text-to-world connections.
  • …uses strong evidence from the text and/or prior knowledge to justify an author’s purpose for writing.
  • …uses a variety of context clue strategies to define new vocabulary in a text.
  • …demonstrates good progress in using a variety of reading comprehension skills and strategies to understand text.
  • …can state the main idea (or setting, main characters, etc.) of a selection with minimal prompting from the teacher.
  • …interprets and analyzes text features to better understand the text.
  • …reads on grade level.
  • According to the reading assessment Fountas & Pinnell, …. is reading at a level ______, which is/is not on grade level.
  • …reading level is significantly below grade level.

Reading Report Card Comments: Openings

  • …is a joy to teach.
  • It is such a pleasure to teach…
  • What a great year it has been!
  • …has soared this school year in…
  • …has made wonderful progress this quarter/semester/year in…
  • …is a lovely student who I enjoy working with every day.
  • I am so proud of ….work (progress) with…
  • … is hardworking, confident, and motivated to do her best.
  • …puts forth great effort in learning…
  • …seems to enjoy school and is a delight to teach.

Reading Report Card Comments: Closings

  • Keep up the good work.
  • I wish…all the best in ____ grade.
  • It has been an honor to teach….
  • It has been a pleasure to work with…
  • I know that…will have continued success in the coming year!
  • …is an amazing student, and I’m glad to have been her teacher.
  • With his friendly and cooperative nature, … will be a great addition to any class.
  • I enjoyed having ____ in the class.
  • …made good progress this school year, and I’m sure he will continue to improve.
  • With continued support, ….will continue to show mastery of…

Next Steps Writing and Reading Report Card Comments

  • Please make sure to check and sign homework agenda daily.
  • …would benefit from exploring new reading genres this summer.
  • Have _____ read for at least 15 minutes each night.
  • Continue to reinforce the reading (writing) strategies at home.
  • Continue to read regularly everyday.
  • The following online resources will be of assistance to your child: …. (e.g. BrainPopjr., BrainPop, Hoopla, etc.)
  • I recommend that… read independently more often in order to build stamina.
  • I suggest that…practice Daily Oral Language activities in order to improve (insert a writing skill).
  • Have….practice reading short plays out loud in order to improve reading fluency.
  • Read books with your child in English or Spanish regularly. (applies to bilingual/dual language students).
  • Let’s schedule a conference/meeting soon in order to discuss how to help… succeed in meeting the learning objectives.
  • …able to answer basic recall comprehension questions but not higher-level comprehension questions.
  • Using sketching/drawing,… demonstrates that he/she is able to visualize the main ideas of a text.
  • …summarizes fiction texts with main ideas from the beginning, middle, and end.
  • …summarizes nonfiction texts using the main idea and strong supporting details.
  • …makes logical predictions before, during, and after reading.
  • …effectively uses anchor charts to clarify understanding of a skill or strategy.
  • …uses context clues to make inferences about events, characters, and/or settings.

Writing Report Card Comments

  • …needs improvement in using punctuation marks.
  • …ideas flow smoothly from one thought to the next.
  • …substitutes stronger verbs and adjectives for “boring” ones.
  • …voice within a writing piece is unclear or confusing.
  • …writing pieces are well-organized with clear details.
  • …exhibits good use of grammar and mechanics.
  • …progressing very well in writing for various purposes.
  • …struggles to apply (name specific writing skill) during Writer’s Workshop.
  • …brainstorms a decent bank of ideas before drafting.
  • …able to point out individual writing strengths and weaknesses during conferencing time with teacher.
  • …appropriately uses a writing checklist to review work.
  • …accepts and attempts to apply feedback provided by teacher and/or peers.
  • …follows the writing process when completing a piece of major writing.
  • …revises work independently and with a peer.
  • …edits work independently and with a peer.
  • …reviews work thoroughly before submitting.
  • …begins writing piece with a strong lead (beginning).
  • …ends writing piece with a strong ending.
  • …needs reinforcement in using (insert any grammar rule).
  • …doesn’t have a good grasp of when to use capital letters.
  • …writing has a clear beginning, middle, and end.
  • …paper lacks supporting details that helps the reader to visualize.
  • …includes lots of sentences that “show” and not only “tell.”
  • …transitions from one idea or paragraph to the next using a variety of transition words.
  • …does not use transition words appropriately.
  • A significant number of spelling and/or grammatical errors make reading the writing difficult.
  • …enjoys writing.
  • …puts much effort into creating a good piece of writing.
  • …uses pre-writing strategies to guide the writing process.
  • …takes risks by using new vocabulary words.
  • …purpose for writing and for what audience are clear.
  • …handwriting makes reading the writing piece difficult.
  • …understands that different writing genres serve different purposes.
  • …does a great job of using figurative language to make writing more interesting and colorful.
  • …has blossomed as a writer (author)!
  • …has a hard time writing (typing) at least one good paragraph or page.

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Conclusion: Literacy Report Card Comments

Drafting writing and reading report card comments can feel like a chore, but these helpful literacy comments will make the process a little easier for you.

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