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Ontario Report Card Comments

It can be overwhelming to create your own report card comments. Use these Grade 7 and 8 Ontario report card comments which will make writing reports easier. #reportcards #ontarioreportcards #growingsuccess #ontariolearningskills

Does anyone ever enjoy writing Ontario report card comments? This is the season for Progress Reports, then Term 1 and Term 2 report cards for Ontario teachers. 

Creating your Ontario report card comments from scratch can be time-consuming and overwhelming. I have developed several resources for Grades 6, 7, and 8 teachers to help them write them. 

Subject Comment Format: action verb, skill/learning acquired, student example

The format for all subject comments is dot jot format: action verb, skill/learning acquired, student example. If you require the comments to be in prose format, you will need to reword them per the example in the Learning Skills report card comments.

These comments are:

  1. 100% Editable
  2. Google Docs™ Format
  3. Ontario Curriculum Aligned
  4. They contain a comment bank for strengths and next steps

Follow the links below to find the bank of report card comments aligned to the Growing Success document that works for your subject area needs. You can find all Ontario Report Card Comments resources on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Learning Skills Ontario Report Card Comments

These comments are for Grade 7 and 8 Learning Skills. Comments are sorted by the six learning skills (organization, self-regulation, collaboration, responsibility, independent work, initiative). Comments for both Strengths and Next Steps are also included.

This resource also contains digital or paper student learning skills self-assessment options. The comments are 100% editable and available in Google Doc™ format. The provided comments are written in dot jot format using positive asset tone language (i.e., the student is encouraged to). 

You can find this and all Ontario Report Card Comments resources on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Resource Contains

  • Editable learning skills comment bank for all six learning skills
  • Comments use the pronouns he/she/they
  • Strengths and next steps comments
  • Paper student self-reflection
  • Digital student self-reflection
  • Learning skills format formula (the “formula” I use to write learning skills

Sample Term 1 Comment: (Follows the Growing Success Format)

Strengths: Kristy arrives at school each day ready and eager to learn. She asks thorough questions during class discussions and frequently shares her ideas with her peers. Her classwork, homework and assignments are completed with care and attention to detail. She has been extremely diligent in fulfilling her classroom jobs. She has demonstrated initiative this term by taking part in Marching Band. Kristy feels that she has met her Progress Report goal for Responsibility because she “brings back her assignments on time.” Upon reflecting on her Term 1 progress, Kristy feels that “initiative is my strength because I like to join clubs at school.”

Next Steps: Kristy is encouraged to use “bump it up” strategies to strengthen her work as she is always striving to create “Level 4” work. Kristy feels that her goal for Term 2 is to improve her Independent Work habits. “I regularly talk to my friends during class time and this results in more homework. I would like to focus more during classwork time.” She is encouraged to select good seat and group work partners that support her academic goals.

Teacher Feedback:

“Another amazing product! Your comments and “writing style” mesh so well with mine; thank you for such a great time-saving tool. As educators, we know that there is never one set way of doing things that will work with all students; the same can be said about teachers and our approaches to report cards. Just like your other products, this resource will save me lots of time every year.”

Language Arts Ontario Report Card Comments

Use these 100% editable report card comments for the 2023 Ontario Language Curriculum and include comments for Strands A – D. The comments are sorted by strands, strengths, and next steps. These are 100% editable and available in Google Doc™ format.

You can find these and all Ontario Report Card Comments resources on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Sample Comments:

  • Strand C -using evidence from their short story text, he/she/they identifies the narrator’s point of view (first, second, third) and explains how using an alternative point of view would change each story (Grade 6 Language Arts Report Card Comments)
  • Strand C -using evidence from their short story text, he/she/they identifies the narrator’s point of view (first, second, third) and explains how using an alternative point of view would change each story (Grade 7 Language Arts Report Card Comments)
  • Strand C -using evidence from their short story text, he/she/they analyze the narrator’s point of view (limited, omniscient, or unreliable) and explains how the point of view is communicated to the reader (Grade 8 Language Arts Report Card Comments)

Social Studies Ontario Report Card Comments

Use these 100% editable report card comments for the 2018 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum and include comments for Strands A & B. The comments are sorted by Levels 1 – 4, strengths, and next steps. These are 100% editable and available in Google Doc™ format. 

You can find this and all Ontario Report Card Comments resources on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Sample Comment:

  • explores how different policies like The Policy of Multiculturalism and The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms have contributed to Canada being an inclusive country through in-class readings

Teacher Feedback:

“These helped me write my report cards in no time, considering I used this unit and everything connected perfectly to what we did in class.”

Geography Ontario Report Card Comments

These comments are for Grade 7 and 8 Geography and are sorted by Levels 1 – 4. The comments are 100% editable and available in Google Doc™ format.

You can find these and all Ontario Report Card Comments resources on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Sample Comments:

  • uses the geographic inquiry process to investigate the impact of natural events and human activities that change the earth’s physical environment during his/her Natural Disasters Inquiry Assignment (Grade 7 Geography)
  • demonstrates an understanding of how human settlement patterns affect the environment and future global sustainability through class discussions, group work and his/her Personal Sustainability Project (Grade 8 Geography)

Teacher Feedback:

“Thanks so much for comments that work well with your products! You are consistently thorough AND thoughtful with your resources. This Ontario teacher is very grateful and appreciates your time-saving ideas!” (Grade 7 Geography Report Card Comments)

“This made my report card writing a breeze! I was able to easily put together some great comments for my students with this resource. Thank you!” (Grade 8 Geography Report Card Comments)

History Ontario Report Card Comments

Comments are for the 2018 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum for Grades 7 and 8 and include comments for Strands A & B. The comments are sorted by Levels 1 – 4, strengths, and next steps. These are 100% editable and available in Google Doc™ format. 

You can find these and all Ontario Report Card Comments resources on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Sample Comments:

  • Level 3 -analyses three key documents that describe the changes in power from the French to the British as a result of the Seven Years’ War by identifying the key points and impact in his/her/their written responses, in-class readings and class discussions (Grade 7 History)
  • Level 3 -explores the Charlottetown, Québec and London conferences to understand instances of political cooperation and conflict leading up to Confederation in Canada through in-class readings and videos. (Grade 8 History)

Teacher Feedback:

“These comments were a great base that helped me write comments that were specific to my class.” (Grade 7 History Report Card Comments)

“I love this resource. It helped me out so much with my first ever history reports. Thank you!” (Grade 8 History Report Card Comments)

Science Ontario Report Card Comments

Use these 100% editable report card comments for the 2022 Ontario Science Curriculum for Grades 6, 7, and 8, and include comments for Strands B – E. The comments are sorted by Levels 1 – 4, strengths, and next steps. These are 100% editable and available in Google Doc™ format. 

You can find these and all Ontario Report Card Comments resources on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Sample Comments:

  • explores biodiversity while examining the diversity of organisms within species and the environments they inhabit through oral discussions (Grade 6 Science)
  • builds an understanding of the relationship between producers, consumers and decomposers within an ecosystem through Food Webs (Grade 7 Science)
  • demonstrates an understanding of the Cell Theory through his/her/their written responses (Grade 8 Science)

Teacher Feedback:

“These were great! So specific and really helped me to draft my own comments for my students.” (Grade 6 Science Report Card Comments)

“Very useful when writing comments.  Aligns with the work provided in parent/student friendly language.” (Grade 7 Science Report Card Comments)

“These comments were a good base so I could write more specific comments for my class.” (Grade 8 Science Report Card Comments)

Student Led Conferences

Allow students to take ownership of their learning when they present it to their parents. This package of resources, aligned with the Ontario Growing Success Document, helps prepare your Grade 6, 7, or 8 students for their Student-Led Conference. 

You can find this and all Ontario Report Card Comments resources on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Resource Includes:

  • Student-Led Conference teacher instructions
  • Goal setting sheets (Progress Report, Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4)
  • Learning skills self-reflection
  • Learning skills anchor charts (in colour)
  • Portfolio evidence checklist for students (Public and Catholic school options)
  • Portfolio evidence reflection strips
  • Conference reminder sheets (parent/guardian contact form)
  • Conference reschedule sheets (parent/guardian contact form)
  • Conference outline for parents and students
  • Student-led conference graphic organizers
  • This Is Me Portfolio Cover Assignment (Art & Media Literacy Assessment)
  • A student-led conference reflection sheet
  • Progress report reflections graphic organizer for bulletin board display
  • Star student reflections for bulletin board display

Teacher Feedback:

“This has made my guardian-teacher conferences a breeze. Students are held accountable and lead the conversation. Helps build their confidence and opens up great dialogue between the guardian and student. It is rare that I have to speak up. Great resource!”

You can find all Ontario Report Card Comments resources on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Writing report cards does not have to be stressful. Try out these Ontario report card comments and save hours of your time. 

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