Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Things I Never Knew About Report Writing.

Arghhhhhh! I did it! I actually survived my first ever go at report writing! And what a relief that is (it's still in the editing process though, so not relaxing just yet).

You see, there is so much more to report writing than I ever even realised. Obviously I knew I had to assess students and then write about it.

What I didn’t realise was….
- how rushed I would feel to make sure I had covered the whole curriculum and assessed each indicator for the reports.

- the fact that different schools have  different criteria for how they like their reports written.

- how hard it is to come  up with a different way to say the same thing for 22 children.

-how little space/few words you have to brag about all the amazing things your individual kids have learnt.

-how much more space there seems to be when you’re not quite sure what to say.

- how happy I’d be to submit them for editing.

If you’re just starting out at report writing yourself my advice would be…

-          Take it one comment at a time.

-          Gather as many examples of previous reports from your school as you can.

-          Have someone from your school read over 2-3 of your first attempts and get feedback so you know you're on the right track.

-          Edit and reedit. It doesn’t have to be worded perfectly on the first write.

-          Breathe… You can do this!

Any other teachers out there got report writing advice they swear by?

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1 comment:

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

Is report writing like investigative journalism? If so, I completely understand. So many different facets!!! I suppose that's how you learn.... ugh! you'll be a pro in no time!

(PS thanks for all your nice comments sweet Karrine!)

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