Are you trying to help your students build their self esteem or to take pride in themselves? These 2 worksheets are ideal for doing just that. Students will write about positive events, positive comments from others, and positive self talk in order to show them how wonderful they are.
Keep parents in the loop about good behavior (and challenging behavior when you need to). Parents love hearing compliments about their children, and feedback from the teacher often carries more weight. Plus, if you do have to share hard news about academic challenges or behavior, it’s likely to be received better if you have cultivated the relationship with positive comments and feedback. You can use one of the cute forms we found below.
Tootling- the opposite of tattling. Tootling is when students write a positive note about their classmates or teacher and stick it up on our tootling board. They love doing it, and it helps promote a cohesive classroom community!
This product by Bespoke ELA contains a handout with five tips for writing effective comments during peer revision and coaches students on how to go about giving thoughtful, quality feedback on academic essays in a supportive and encouraging manner. Then, there are "Comment Cards" that are divided according to targeted writing skills that give students a menu of options for giving positive comments and constructive criticism. This is a great addition to any Writing Workshop!