These quick tips will help you accurately assess your student's
writing skills for their report cards. Remember whenever you are
writing these comments; feel free to customize them in order to
accurately explain a particular student. Whenever you have to
write a negative comment, always include a positive ending statement,
if applicable, to show the student is improving or progressing
in some ways. Customizing report card comments can be easy if
you create notes for each student throughout the entire reporting
period. Within these notes make sure that you include all important
information regarding the student's writing skills.
1. _____ understands how to accurately use punctuation and easily
comprehends the rules regarding punctuation.
2. Has a vocabulary that is substantially larger than most of
the other students. Is interested in learning new words, and thus
suggest having the child read and write at home.
3. Is able to compile complex sentences that are clear, precise
4. ____ is willing to learn new writing skills and quickly applies
these skills within their writing.
5. Has the ability to copy sentences correctly and enjoys performing
6. Needs to increase his or her placement of words. They are
often misplaced throughout their writings.
7. Is not able to write clear and understandable sentences.
8. ____ is not willing to listen to direction concerning their
9. Seems to be not interested in writing and is easily distracted
from this school task.
10. Enjoys writing stories and can compile unique and interesting
11. Does not understand how to appropriately use commas.
12. Is not respectful of other students with their writing.
13. This student is having a hard time understanding cursive
writing. My suggestion is to help him or her at home with their
cursive writing skills.
14. _____ can remember most of cursive alphabet, but has a hard
time with the following letters (put the letters here), I suggest
working with him or her every night with these letters.
15. ____ is behind the rest of the class with his or her writing
16. Is able to clearly write grammar, spelling and punctuation
with little to no errors or failing to follow directions.
17. Shows the ability to instantly use spelling, punctuation
and grammar rules that were just learned. Is able to quickly comprehend
new skills and is eager to apply them to their writing.
18. This student requires extra attention concerning the application
of previously learned skills and techniques. He or she is unable
to comprehend directions quickly and usually requires further
19. Does not show enthusiasm sharing his or her writing projects
with the rest of the classroom. Needs to gain confidence within
their writing skills.
20. Rarely is involved in group writing assignments, and does
not regularly contribute to the group.
21. Is able to write in a complete and easy-to-understand way.
Has the ability to write complex thought patterns.
22. Enjoys writing to help improve their own writing skills.
Is able to find his or her own mistakes within their writing.
23. This student utilizes a wide array of writing forms.
24. _____ is able to create clear and effective writing, which
is interesting to read and easy to comprehend.
25. Has extremely difficult time remembering previously discussed
writing skills and is often found making errors within punctuations,
grammar, word usage and overall sentence structure. Needs improvement
in basic writing skills.
26. Does not have the ability to edit written text by themselves;
requires the assistance of the teacher to make the mildest revisions.
27. _____ is not willing to take part in group writing activities.
28. This student has a low self-confidence when it comes to his
or her writing skills. He or she needs to continue practicing
their writing skills at home in order to improve them.
29. Has shown great improvement with his or her writing skills
and is consistently increasing their writing comprehension and
30. _____ frequently displays grammatical errors within their
31. _____ needs to work on their handwriting skills. This student
is behind the rest of the class concerning this technique, thus
I suggest setting aside time at home to practice these skills.
32. Has a great understanding in writing non-phonic words. Is
able to spell complex words with little to no errors.
33. This student is unable to write complex words and is frequently
misspelling non-phonic words.
34. _____'s overall quality of work is quite poor and has not
35. Performs carelessly with his or her writing assignments.
36. Does not show interest in learning writing skills and is
37. _____ take's pride in their writing work, and exhibits confidence
with their writing skills.
38. Is not afraid to showcase their writing skills in front of
39. This student is conscious of putting neatness into their
daily writing work, and is usually found going above-and-beyond
the minimal requirements.
40. Is able to take directions well and instantly apply them
to his or her writing skills.
41. Enjoys performing their writing assignments independently
and is enthusiastic about all writing assignments.
42. Needs to work on handwriting skills.
43. Understands how to incorporate complex words into their sentences
while still keeping the tone and flow natural.
44. ____ is strongly encouraged to engage in home writing activities
to help improve his or her writing skills and overall quality
45. Requires constant supervision and direct assistance with
their writing assignments and is unable to complete an entire
assignment without writing errors.
46. Highly suggest reviewing cursive writing skills at home to
help improve their cursive writing skills.
47. Is able to write correct spelling, punctuation and language
when writing short, simple sentences.
48. _____ needs improvement placing correct language and punctuation
within simple sentences.
49. This student is unable to compose complex sentences that
are clear and grammatically correct. I suggest reviewing writing
skills and techniques at home to help improve writing quality
50. _____ is a great speller!