Report Card Comments for Social Studies

A Collection of Comments Regarding Students' Progress in Social Studies

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Creating a strong report card comment is not an easy feat. Teachers must find the appropriate phrase that suites that particular students' progress thus far. It's always best to begin on a positive note, then you can go into what the student needs to work on. To help assist in writing out your report card comments for social studies, use the following phrases. 

In writing comments for elementary student report cards, use the following positive phrases regarding students' progress in social studies.

  1. Is on the path to becoming a great historian.
  2. Social Studies is his/her best subject.
  3. Is able to use a map, globe, or atlas to locate continents, oceans, and hemispheres.
  4. identifies a variety of social structures in which they live, learn, work and play.
  5. Recognizes and understands national holidays, people and symbols.
  6. Describes the locations of school and community and understand the parts of a map.
  7. Understands laws, rules, and good citizenship.
  8. Exhibits a positive outlook and attitude about history.
  9. Uses social studies vocabulary correctly while speaking.
  10. Demonstrates a deep understanding of social studies concepts.
  11. Learns new social studies vocabulary quickly.
  12. Has demonstrated increased social skills, such as...
  13. Applies process skills in social studies.
  14. Uses and applies above level process skills in social studies and uses them to analyze and evaluate information.
  15. Takes an active part in discussions pertinent to ___.

    In addition to the phrases above, here are a few words and phrases to help you prepare positive descriptive statements.

    • Hard-working
    • Dependable
    • Creative
    • Respectful
    • Efficient
    • Talented
    • Self-disciplined
    • willing to try again
    • applies him- or herself
    • shows effort

    On those occasions when you need to convey less than positive information on a students' report card regarding social studies, use the following phrases to assist you.

    1. Has difficulty understanding the differences between the...
    2. Struggles to understand the influence of...
    3. Does not yet demonstrate understanding of social studies concepts and content.
    4. Support is needed in using social studies vocabulary correctly.
    5. Support is needed to apply skills in social studies.
    6. Would benefit from supervision of homework in social studies.
    7. Needs to demonstrate improvement in academic work if he/she is to gain the fundamentals needed for this grade.
    8. Has difficulty using a map, a globe, and an atlas to locate continents, oceans, and hemispheres.
    9. Has difficulty identifying the significance of place names originated by...
    10. Does not complete social studies assignments in the allotted time.
    11. Has difficulty locating major landforms and bodies of water in...
    12. As we discussed in our last parent-teacher conference, ________'s attitude toward the social studies is lacking...
    13. Requires repetition to retain information in...
    14. Support is needed to apply process skills in social studies.
    15. Demonstrates a need for consistent effort and motivation, especially in ...

    In addition to the phrases above, here are a few words and phrases to help you when concerns are evident and a student is need of assistance.

    • Demonstrates a need for
    • Requires help with
    • Could benefit from
    • Needs to be encouraged to
    • Requires support to
    • Needs to be encouraged to
    • Needs to demonstrate improvement in
    • Needs help to increase
    • Would benefit from learning
    • Needs to be encouraged to comply with

    Are you looking for additional information on report cards? Here are 50 general report card comments, a simple guide on how to grade elementary students, as well as how to assess students with a student portfolio.

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