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 Grade 7 and 8  teachers to help them with writing Ontario report card comments. 

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. 

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.

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 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

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  1. “First time writing reports for intermediate so great examples to help guide me.”
  2. “Easy to use and modify and matches the Ontario curriculum.”
  3. “Great comments that are easily modifiable to suit your needs.”
  4. “Excellent match for Ontario Intermediate report cards. Especially if you use products from 2 Peas and a Dog!”

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Ontario Report Card Comments Grade 7 and 8 History  These comments are for Grade 7 and 8 History. Comments are sorted by Levels 1 – 4. The comments are 100% editable and available as a Google Doc format.

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.

History Sample Comment

  • -summarizes a few internal and external factors that encouraged the Confederation of Canada in 1867 as seen in his/her Advertising Confederation Assignment
  • -researches key information about the development of Western Canada
  • -learns about life in early 20th century Canada through photograph analysis

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  1. “Excellent match for Ontario Intermediate report cards. Especially if you use products from 2 Peas and a Dog!”
  2. “Easy to use and modify and matches the Ontario curriculum.”
  3. “Great resource and pairs perfectly with the curriculum packages you offer! Thanks!”

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Ontario Report Card Comments Grade 7 and 8 Geography These comments are for Grade 7 and 8 Geography. Comments are sorted by Levels 1 – 4. The comments are 100% editable and available as a Google Doc format.

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
  • -researches the efforts and projects of non-government agencies and interest groups to preserve natural resources through his/her Taking Action: Organizations That Care Assignment
  • -explains the location and importance of natural resources around the world as demonstrated on his/her Natural Resources Mapping Assignment

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  1. Very helpful. Thank you!”
  2. 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!”
  3. Top notch and matched the many resources I used from Two Peas and a Dog!

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Ontario Report Card Comments Grade 7 and 8 Math These comments are for Grade 7 and 8 Math. Comments are sorted by Strand and Levels 1 – 4. Progress Report, Term 1 and 2, Next Steps comments are included. The comments are 100% editable and available as a Google Doc format.

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.

Math Sample Comment

  • demonstrates a partial understanding of the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions during daily work, tests and problem-solving activities
  • collects and organizes categorical, discrete, and continuous data and displays this data in frequency tables and circle graphs
  • explains the relationship between a census and a sample, trends and patterns on a graph, and concepts of central tendency accurately

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).

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 *************************

  1. 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.”

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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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