Tag: comments

Writing a thoughtful comment and making a connection

To write a thoughtful comment it helps to make a connection with what the blogger has shared in their post.

First we need to read the post and notice – does the blog post remind us of something similar?

We used some comment starters on our site to help us.

Here are some examples of our comments. Click the screenshots to see the blog post and comments.

Can you identify the parts of the comment where we have tried to make a connection with the blogger?

Comment by Primrose
Comment by Fatima



Positive and Specfic

This week we focused on including positive words in our comments. First we need to spend time reading the blog post we are going to comment on. Reading blog posts also helps our reading mileage. It is inspiring to see what other learners are creating and sharing.

Next we chose something specific in the blog post to comment about. We used the word list on our class site to help us choose one or two positive words.

When we leave a comment on a class or learner blog we submit a link to the comment so we can tally up how many comments we have written this term. We can check out comment submissions on the response sheet each week to track our progress.


It’s cool to be kind

Today we focused on the positive words we can use when writing blog comments. We have set ourselves a challenge to comment on blogs at least once a week. We are using these word lists to help us select positive words and comment starters.

Brendan and Zephaniah created these illustrations using some of our kind words.

Have you received a kind comment on your blog that made you feel good?

Watching our Blogging Buddies’ Films

Today we were excited to see that Waenga Team had shared lots of films they had created for their Film Festival.

First we watched  Room 25’s Styrofoam Printing together on the big screen. We also wrote a comment for them. We would like to try Styrofoam printing too.

Next we used our Chromebooks to explore all the films they had created. We chose a film we liked to write a comment too.

Room 7’s Film 

Room 26’s Documentary

Practising writing our own blog comments

Room 4 has been helping Miss Cuningham write Internet Kind comments on our buddy blogs this year. Now it is our time to write our own comments. First we need to practise on a Google doc. When our commnet is ready to share we copy and paste onto the blog.