Students love report cards, but it doesn’t mean they know how to read them. Students do all right with first quarter grades, but after that, they get very confused. End-of-year grades are particularly confusing because the report cards are so full.
Display a sample report card on your document camera or overhead projector. Show students how to read the columns: first quarter grades, for second quarter grades, and so on.
This will really cut down on the questions you receive after handing out report cards!