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    Booklets? Journals?

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    In Italy, students have little booklets (kind of like passports) where teachers write grades and notes to parents, which have to be signed and returned when indicated. Do you have anything similar? How do you call it?

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    Re: Booklets? Journals?

    I am not a teacher.

    Where I went to school this was simply known as 'the report'.

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    Re: Booklets? Journals?

    Hi Roman55.

    In Italy, "the report" is called "la pagella", which is quite different from the booklet I was referring to in my OP. "The report" is usually given out twice a year. Students must carry their "booklets" with them every day. This “booklet” is a sort of little book of about 20 pages equal in size to a passport. It contains grades, notes to parents (if their kids misbehave, forget materials, don’t do homework, etc.), absent notes, and so on.

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    Re: Booklets? Journals?

    We have nothing like that where I live.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Booklets? Journals?

    In the U.S., they're called report cards.

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    Re: Booklets? Journals?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    In the U.S., they're called report cards.
    Yes, but they are issued on a set schedule, usually every 6 or 9 weeks. They are not used to convey messages to parents on an ongoing basis.

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    Re: Booklets? Journals?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave
    They are not used to convey messages to parents on an ongoing basis.
    This is what I'm looking for.
    Since there seems to be nothing like that, do you think "booklet" would be an appropriate term?
    Likewise, do you think "Communications via (student's) booklet" would be a suitable phrase?
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    Last edited by Tdol; 20-Aug-2014 at 13:58. Reason: Fixing quote

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    Re: Booklets? Journals?

    I wouldn't know what you meant by "booklet" unless you explained it. Then it would be suitable term.

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    Re: Booklets? Journals?

    Journal might work better- like SoothingDave, I wouldn't know what booklet meant without an explanation.

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    #10

    Re: Booklets? Journals?

    So, if I used the term "journal" would you know what I mean without an explanation?
    Would it be clear that a student's journal usually contains grades, notes to parents, etc.
    as I explained in my previous posts?
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