Wondering how và what to lớn write for report card comments for ESL students and English language learners?

This các mục of 30 ready-to-use report thẻ comments covers language growth, speaking, listening, writing, và reading skills for ESL và ELL report cards, và provides examples of both positive feedback for students & suggestions for improvement.

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Help make the grading và evaluation process for ESL students easier with this selection of editable, categorized comments.

Language Growth Within the 4 Domains for ESL Students


_____________ is not yet able lớn express verbally in the English language.

While _____________ has demonstrated understanding through other domains, still struggles to lớn speak comfortably in front of classmates. _____________’s speaking abilities are higher than performance in this area.

_____________ is able lớn produce phrases and sometimes simple sentences when expressing verbally.

_____________ is able lớn produce simple và some expanded sentences when expressing verbally.

_____________ is able to lớn produce simple, expanded, và some complex sentences when expressing verbally.

_____________ has gradually gained confidence while speaking & the pace, rhythm, and flow of speech has improved significantly.

_____________’s knowledge & oral use of vocabulary has improved.

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_____________ is currently reading & comprehending texts at a < > grade level.

_____________ is able to decode and pronounce <1-2/2-3/3-5> syllable words with letter patterns while reading.

_____________ is able to comprehend the main idea & key details in classroom texts.

While _____________ is able to comprehend the main ideas in classroom texts, sometimes misses the subtext or implicit meaning within a text.

_____________ is able lớn recognize and interpret figurative and idiomatic language within a text.


_____________ is able to lớn produce phrases and sometimes simple sentences when writing.

_____________ is able to lớn produce simple và some expanded sentences when writing.

_____________ is able to lớn produce simple, expanded, & some complex sentences when writing.

_____________ is able to lớn spell familiar, everyday words but misspells most tier 2 and tier 3 grade-level words.

_____________’s writing contains errors in spelling, grammar, & punctuation.

_____________ has begun to gradually incorporate more complex vocabulary into writing.


_____________ is able khổng lồ comprehend questions, statements, and commands when the speaker uses short phrases, simple sentences, & everyday language.

_____________ is able lớn comprehend most expanded sentences, words with multiple meanings, and some common idioms.

_____________ is able lớn comprehend most complex sentences, even those with challenging grammatical elements.

General Language Growth Comments for ESL Students

_____________ has made progress when it comes lớn meeting language goals.

_____________ requires little to no language scaffolds and content modifications in order to access grade level material.

_____________ requires consistent language scaffolds and nội dung modifications in order to access grade level material.

_____________ has achieved different levels of progress within the domains of Reading, Writing, Listening, và Speaking. is strongest area, while is biggest area for growth.

_____________’s proficiency level in native language has progress in English.

_____________’s commitment lớn improving English language proficiency is evident and commendable.

I believe an improvement in _____________’s would translate khổng lồ an overall improvement of language proficiency.

_____________’s progress và ability to access material was when learning transitioned from in-person lớn remote.

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_____________ would benefit from increased exposure to the English language outside of an academic setting.

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Report thẻ Comments

Some sample generic report thẻ comments are given below. Remember, it is more helpful & informative for parents if you can provide specific rather than general comments whenever possible.

Here are words that are useful... Able, accurate, active, aggressive, ambitious, anxious, attentive, capable, cheerful, confident, cooperative, conscientious, courteous, dependable, determined, eager, energy, energetic, friendly, generous, happy, helpful, imaginative, industrious, initiative, interested, keen, neat, nervous, observant, orderly, pleasant, polite, prompt, quiet, receptive, reliant, resourceful, studious


speaks in good sentences speaks clearly has difficulty using (pronouns, verbs) correctly - enjoys dramatization enjoys participation in conversation và discussion - expresses ideas clearly has a good oral vocabulary takes turns talking speaks with confidence to the group


uses punctuation correctly is able khổng lồ place periods and question marks correctly - uses colorful words uses (complex, simple) sentences is now able khổng lồ write a complete sentence independently - participates in group story telling (composition) - can write an original story of (one or two sentences, of a few sentences) puts words in the appropriate order is able to read his sentences back shows self confidence in writing can compose several related sentences


is building a good spelling vocabulary - uses his individual dictionary to find unfamiliar words - enjoys learning to lớn spell new words is able to learn khổng lồ spell words easily - sometimes reverses letters in a word has difficulty remembering the spelling of non-phonetic words - is helped by using hand or body toàn thân motions to remember spelling


often reverses letters, such as __, __, etc. - has good (poor) fine-motor skills is able lớn print on the lines spaces letters và words correctly some printing is excellent but is often untidy in daily assignments - enjoys doing neat careful work


can work with numbers lớn 10 (?) with understanding - understands the signs +, -, = và uses them to lớn make number statements - understands & uses basic facts of addition và subtraction to lớn ____ - reverses some numbers still understands place value to _____ can use manipulatives to địa chỉ and subtract - can use manipulatives lớn show place value to lớn _____ - understands money (pennies, dimes, nickels) - relies heavily on concrete objects knows the basic shapes can count khổng lồ ______ is able lớn create graphs using simple data - understands several methods of graphing - is beginning khổng lồ memorize the number facts ----------------

For listening

can follow directions enjoys listening lớn poetry enjoys listening to lớn stories listens carefully evaluates what he hears


(is able to lớn distinguish, has difficulty distinguishing) sounds in words now knows & is able to lớn use _____ consonant và vowel sounds - confuses the sounds ___ & ___ is able khổng lồ blend short words using the vowel(s) _____ with (without) assistance is learning lớn attack words independently - uses the phonics skills to attack new words


reading is (smooth, jerky, hesitant, rapid, irregular, fluent) - comprehends what he reads is interested in books and reading can read to lớn follow directions can now recognize ____ sight words reads for pleasure needs lots of repetition và practice in order to lớn retain reading vocabulary is still confusing words which look alike - is beginning to lớn read words in groups (phrases) - reading is becoming (not yet becoming) automatic - enjoys discussing the stories has had difficulty with learning (phonics, sight vocabulary) so in the coming term we will focus on (sight vocabulary, phonics)

General Remarks

is friendly and cooperative cooperates well helps others has a sense of humor has a good attitude towards school is working well in all subjects lacks independence, is gaining independence - is too easily distracted is becoming more self-reliant is an attentive student all work is neatly and accurately done - is a polite conscientious pupil works too slowly does not complete assignments in the allotted time. - seems unable khổng lồ finish required work does colorful and interesting art work - is especially good at ______ requires too much supervision. Please encourage him to vị things on his own. should be encouraged to _____ needs frequent encouragement is maturing is learning lớn concentrate is learning to listen carefully is gaining self-confidence is very thoughtful takes pride in work well done is eager lớn learn makes little effort when not under direct supervision - often seems tired at school is not very appreciative of the value of ( time, courtesy, sharing, neatness, accuracy) shows initiative; thinks things through for himself ! Here"s a sample.

Here are words và phrases that are useful...

able, accurate, active, aggressive, ambitious, anxious, attentive, capable, cheerful, confident, cooperative, conscientious, courteous, dependable, determined, eager, energy, energetic, friendly, generous, happy, helpful, imaginative, industrious, initiative, interested, keen, neat, nervous, observant, orderly, pleasant, polite, prompt, quiet, receptive, reliant, resourceful, studious Is a good citizen Is learning to lớn share and listen. Is becoming more dependable during work periods. Is developing a better attitude toward ___ grade. Is showing interest and enthusiasm for the things we do. Is learning to lớn occupy his time constructively. Wants responsibilities and follows through. Can be very helpful và dependable in the classroom. Always uses her time wisely. Has strengthened her skills in ___. Has great potential và works toward achieving it. Working lớn full capability. Is strong in _____. Is learning lớn be a better listener. Is learning to be careful, cooperative, và fair. Is continuing khổng lồ grow in independence. Enthusiastic about participating. Gaining more self-confidence. Has a pleasant personality. Has earned a very fine report card. Has improved steadily. Is learning to lớn listen to lớn directions more carefully. Now accepts responsibility well. _____"s work habits are improving. Has been consistently progressing. Has shown a good attitude about trying to lớn improve in ___. The following suggestions might improve his ____. I am hoping this recent interest và improvement will continue. Seems eager khổng lồ improve. Has shown strong growth in ____. Is cooperative và happy. Volunteers often. Is willing to lớn take part in all classroom activities. Works well with her neighbors. _____"s attitude toward school is excellent. Has the ability lớn follow directions. Handwork is beautifully done. Learns new vocabulary quickly. Has a sense of humor and enjoys the stories we read. Is a steadfast, conscientious worker. Is very helpful about clean-up work around the room. Anxious to lớn please. Brings fine contributions. Has a pleasant disposition. Works well. Is hard working. Is pleasant & friendly. Needs khổng lồ increase speed và comprehension in reading. Needs khổng lồ apply skills lớn all written work. Gets along well with other children. Your constant cooperation & help are appreciated. Has shown an encouraging desire to lớn better herself in ___. Making steady progress academically. quality of work is improving. Responds well. Is maintaining grade-level achievements. Works well in groups, planning and carrying out activities. Seems to lớn be more aware of activities in the classroom. Takes an active part in discussions pertinent to lớn ___. Accepts responsibility. Extremely conscientious. Bubbles over with enthusiasm. Has a sense of humor we all enjoy. Has an excellent attitude. Work in the areas of ____ has been extremely good. Is an enthusiastic worker during the ____ period. Needs lớn work democratically with others in groups. Possible for ___ khổng lồ exceed grade expectations. Grasps new ideas readily. Needs to lớn develop a better sense of responsibility. Enthusiastic about work in general. Performs well in everything he undertakes. Unusually mature. Seeks information. Mature vocabulary. Doing strong work in all areas. Is a clear thinker. Excels in writing original stories & poems. Is a good student who appears to be a deep thinker. Reads extensively. Has good organization of thoughts. Has a vast background knowledge of ___. Is a very fine and serious student and excels in ___. Rate of achievement makes it difficult for ___ to lớn keep up with the class. Must improve work habits if ___ is to gain the fundamentals needed for ___ grade work. _____"s academic success leaves much to be desired. Handwriting needs to be improved. Cooperative, well mannered. Is a very happy, well-adjusted child, but ___. Makes friends quickly & is well liked by classmates. Cries easily. Good worker and attentive listener. Good adjustment. Good attitude. Capable of achieving a higher average in areas of ____. Has difficulty retaining process of addition, etc. Is inconsistent in his efforts, especially in ___. Sacrificing accuracy for unnecessary speed in his written work. Needs khổng lồ listen lớn directions. Never completes assignments in the allotted time. Fails lớn finish independent assignments. Would improve if he developed a greater interest in ___. Comprehends well, but needs khổng lồ work more quickly. Needs to be urged.