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English 1 - Semester 2 Report Card Writing Activity Minor Assessment + Portfolio Component The following aspects are expected in report comments: A substantive comment Complete sentences Individualized comments Comments which show a clear understanding of and empathy with the student. Uses examples Ann Pluss had a fine year in English Grammar/Language Points 1. She showed herself to be a good writer with academic and creative 1. Verb Tense: writing. Her pastiche was a good A variety of tenses can be used. example of the work that she is Past Tense capable of producing. My only o When discussing what student did/accomplished/learned concern for Ann Pluss is that at times Present Tense she was a passive learner. She When discussing where student is now sometimes waited for her learning to Future tense be handed to her. I would like her to When discussing what can be done next year. take more initiative and be more proactive towards her learning in 2. Third person (you are the teacher - your audience is your parents) English 2. Yet, Ann is an excellent English student and is well prepared Model to continue into English 2. A suggested model for the writing of comments follows this pattern: 1. Something positive about the student as a student of English 1 2. An area where student shows greatest improvement or strength: Must give a concrete example (achieved a goal, worked hard on assignments, improved level of participation, writing, speaking…) 3. Choose one area where the student did well (oral, writing, discussion, participation) and why he/she did well. 4. An area that the student could continue to improve on and include a general statement about something in future studies could focus on in the second semester to improve in this area 5. Final overall comment Assessment: Bea Student had a successful year in Content /8 English 1. Her positive attitude and strong Main areas /4 work ethic helped ensure success. She did Examples /2 well on Shakespeare presentation and Thoughtful showed that she has skills in presenting. Relevant and Realistic Her main struggle this semester was with achieving her goal of writing with fewer Structure /5 grammatical errors. She never managed to Well written sentences take the time to edit her writing. Bea Examples integrated Student will need to continue with this Language /7 goal in English 2. Bea Student is a great Tense student and was a pleasure to teach. Third Person Grammar 20-21 19-18 17 - 16 15 - 14 13 - 12 11-10 9-8 7-6 5-4 3 Spelling A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D D- TWO (2) Bonus Mark if you also email me a copy of your comment.
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