Report Card Comments & Phrases—Language Arts & Reading
_______'s reading has improved considerably throughout the year. Please continue to practice reading with her nightly.
_______ speaks very well in front of the class. However, her written work needs much improvement. With greater effort, the improvement should slowly come.
_______ has shown a great amount of improvement with her creative writing. She has learned to use more colorful words.
_______ is making excellent progress reading sight words. Please continue to practice with him nightly.
_______'s spelling scores have improved greatly since the beginning of the school year. Studying his spelling words nightly has made much of the difference. Thank-you for your help.
Although _______ is trying very hard, she is having difficulty writing smooth, fluent sentences. Can we meet to discuss some helpful strategies?
_______ enjoys listening to stories.
_______ is able to distinguish sounds in words.
_______ has difficulty distinguishing sounds in words.
_______ learns new vocabulary quickly.
_______ needs to increase his speed and comprehension in reading.
_______ has developed a mature reading vocabulary.
_______ reads extensively.
_______ now knows and is able to use _____ consonant and vowel sounds.
_______ confuses the sounds ___ and ___.
_______ is able to blend short words using the vowel(s) _____ without assistance.
_______ is learning to attack words independently.
_______ uses the phonics skills to attack new words.
_______'s reading is... (smooth, jerky, hesitant, rapid, irregular, or fluent).
_______ comprehends what she reads.
_______ is interested in books and reading.
_______ can read to follow directions.
_______ can now recognize ____ sight words.
_______ reads for pleasure.
_______ needs a lot of repetition and practice in order to retain reading vocabulary.
_______ is still confusing words that look alike.
_______ is beginning to read words in groups and phrases.
_______'s reading is becoming automatic.
_______'s reading is not yet becoming automatic.
_______ enjoys discussing the stories we read.
_______ is able to read his sentences back.
_______ speaks in complete sentences.
_______ speaks clearly.
_______ has difficulty using (pronouns, verbs) correctly.
_______ enjoys dramatization.
_______ has a good oral vocabulary.
_______ uses punctuation correctly.
_______ uses colorful words while speaking.
_______ uses (complex, simple) sentences while speaking.
_______ participates in group storytelling.
_______ needs to apply skills to all written work.
_______ excels in writing original stories and poems.
_______ is able to place periods and question marks correctly.
_______ uses colorful words in his writing.
_______ uses (complex, simple) sentences in her writing.
_______ is now able to write a complete sentence independently.
_______ can write an original story containing two to four sentences.
_______ puts words in the appropriate order.
_______ shows self-confidence in writing.
_______ can compose several related sentences.
_______ is building a good spelling vocabulary.
_______ uses the dictionary to find unfamiliar words.
_______ enjoys learning to spell new words.
_______ is able to learn to spell words easily.
_______ sometimes reverses letters in a word.
_______ has difficulty remembering the spelling of non-phonetic words.
_______ is helped by using hand or body motions to remember spelling.
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