Teach kids how to read report cards

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!

Posted in Classroom Management,Tips for Teachers by Corey Green @ Jun 8, 2010


1 Comment

  1. I think that is a great idea! I also think we should not instill fear in children with report cards. I was always afraid of getting my report card. We should teach chilren thay can be a really positive thing and to work hard to feel good about their grades.

    Comment by Elizabeth Armstrong — June 8, 2010 @ 4:30 PM

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