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. 

It can be time-consuming and overwhelming to create your own Ontario report card comments from scratch. I have created several resources for Grades 6,  7 and 8 teachers to help them with writing Ontario report card comments. 

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

The format for these subject comments is in dot jot format: action verb, skill/learning acquired, student example. You will need to reword the comment as per the example below if you require the comments to be in prose format.

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

Check out the links below to find the bank of report card comments, aligned to the Growing Success document, that works for your subject area need. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Learning Skills Comments

Ontario Report Card Comments Grade 7 and 8 Learning Skills: These comments are for Grade 7 and 8 Learning Skills. Comments are sorted by the 6 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 a Google Doc format. Provided comments are written in dot jot format using positive asset tone language (i.e. student is encouraged to). Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Resource Contains

  • Editable learning skills comment bank for all 6 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.”

 

Grade 7 and 8 Language Arts Comments

Ontario Report Card Comments Grade 7 and 8 Language Arts: These comments are for Grade 7 and 8 Language Arts (reading, writing, oral, media and next steps). Comments are sorted by Strand and Levels 1 – 4. The variety of comments in this resource can be used for all report cards. The comments are 100% editable and available as a Google Doc format. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

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

The format for these subject comments is in dot jot format: action verb, skill/learning acquired, student example. You will need to reword the comment as per the example below if you require the comments to be in prose format.

Sample Comments for Oral Language Strand

  • speaks with expression and enthusiasm during various English presentations such as Rants, Current Events, Hot Topics and daily class discussions
  • demonstrates listening behaviours such as voice level and taking turns during a variety of small group and whole class situations
  • analyzes oral texts to evaluate the effectiveness of the speaker’s ideas through his/her Ted Talk graphic organizers

 Teacher Feedback

“Easy to use and modify and matches the Ontario curriculum.”

Grade 6 Social Studies Comments

Grade 6 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. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

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

The format for these subject comments is in dot jot format: action verb, skill/learning acquired, student example. You will need to reword the comment as per the example below if you require the comments to be in prose format.

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

Grade 7 Geography Comments

Ontario Report Card Comments Grade 7 Geography: These comments are for Grade 7 Geography. Comments are sorted by Levels 1 – 4. The comments are 100% editable and available as a Google Doc format. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

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

The format for these subject comments is in dot jot format: action verb, skill/learning acquired, student example. You will need to reword the comment as per the example below if you require the comments to be in prose format.

Geography Sample Comment

  • 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

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!”

Ontario Report Card Comments Grade 8 Geography: These comments are for Grade 8 Geography. Comments are sorted by Levels 1 – 4. The comments are 100% editable and available as a Google Doc format. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

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

The format for these subject comments is in dot jot format: action verb, skill/learning acquired, student example. You will need to reword the comment as per the example below if you require the comments to be in prose format.

Geography Sample Comment

  • 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 6 Science Comments

Grade 6 Science Ontario Report Card Comments: Use these 100% editable report card comments for the 2022 Ontario Science Curriculum 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. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

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

The format for these subject comments is in dot jot format: action verb, skill/learning acquired, student example. You will need to reword the comment as per the example below if you require the comments to be in prose format.

Sample Comment

  • explores biodiversity while examining the diversity of organisms within species and the environments they inhabit through oral discussions

Grade 7 Science Comments

Grade 7 Science Ontario Report Card Comments: Use these 100% editable report card comments for the 2022 Ontario Science Curriculum 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. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

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

The format for these subject comments is in dot jot format: action verb, skill/learning acquired, student example. You will need to reword the comment as per the example below if you require the comments to be in prose format.

Sample Comment

  • builds an understanding of the relationship between producers, consumers and decomposers within an ecosystem through Food Webs

Grade 8 Science Comments

Grade 8 Science Ontario Report Card Comments: Use these 100% editable report card comments for the 2022 Ontario Science Curriculum 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. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

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

The format for these subject comments is in dot jot format: action verb, skill/learning acquired, student example. You will need to reword the comment as per the example below if you require the comments to be in prose format.

Sample Comment

  • demonstrates an understanding of the Cell Theory through his/her/their written responses

Student-Led Conferences

Student-Led ConferencesAllow students to take ownership of their learning when they present this learning to their parents. Help prepare your Grade 6, 7 or 8 students for their Student Led Conference with this package of resources. Aligned with the Ontario Growing Success Document. Find this resource 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

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

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