Praise Brings More Than Smiles

Praise does bring more than smiles.

Praise leads to more and better learning, too, especially with struggling readers.

Children with reading problems often do not receive many words of approval.

They are frequently and repeatedly criticized by teachers, parents, and even other students.

This is especially true as they get older.

They are sometimes detrimentally compared to siblings.

Occasionally, they withdraw or act out.

Praise is very important to their confidence, but to be effective,

it should be meaningful, specific, and honest.

This applies to all learners, but especially to those who are struggling.

Here are some different ways to say “Good Job.”

I have printed it out and kept it nearby, just so I can praise a child in a different way sometimes.

A-!                                                          Great Answer!                             Special!
Amazing!                                                Has Pizzazz!                               Spectacular!
A Star!                                                    Impressive!                                 Splendid!
Awesome!                                              Interesting!                                  Stunning!
Be Proud of Yourself!                             Kudos!                                        Super!
Best Yet!                                                 Lovely!                                        Superb!
Bravo!                                                     Magnificent!                               Superior!
Brilliant!                                                  Marvelous!                                  Terrific!
Brought Your A Game!                           Much Better!                               Thumbs Up!
Clever!                                                    Neat!                                           Thrilling!
Congratulations!                                     Nice Going!                                Tip Top!
Delighted!                                               On The Ball!                               Top Notch!
Excellent!                                                On Target!                                  Top Job!
Exceptional!                                            Out Of Sight!                              Tremendous!
Fantastic!                                                Outstanding!                               Unique!
Finest!                                                     Perfect!                                       Winner!
First Prize!                                               Phenomenal!                              Wonderful!
First Rate!                                               Priceless!                                     WOW!
Four Star General!                                  Sensational!                                You Blew My Mind!
Good Point!                                            Smashing!                                   You’re Getting Better At…
Good Thinking!                                       Soaring Now!                              You rock!
Grand!                                                     So Rare!


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