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Previous work:

Have you finished last week’s work about adding an image? Have you left a comment on my post? I asked:

Leave a comment:

What was the hardest part about adding an image to your blog post? Why do you think it is important to add an image of some sort?

This week’s work

What makes a great comment?

Here is a video made by a group of grade 3 students in Mrs Yollis’s class in California, USA. There is a link to her special photograph blog on the sidebar under global classes.

Now you have finished watching the video, I want you to visit at least three student blogs on the sidebar and also one of the student posters blogs. But you will need to be prepared first.

  1. Start a new post on your own personal blog
  2. The title will be something like Visiting blogs or Leaving comments
  3. Write three or four lines about what makes a great comment – get ideas from the video – save your draft
  4. Visit one blog and leave a fantastic comment – copy your comment and paste it in your post you have started writing – mention whose blog you left the comment on – save draft
  5. Now visit two more student blogs and do the same – comment – copy comment, paste in post – mention blog again, save draft again
  6. Visit a student poster
  7. Find a great post you would like to comment on
  8. Leave a comment – copy comment and paste in post mentioning blog and post you commented on – save draft

You should now have a great post about commenting.

  1. Add your category –  blogging tips
  2. Add your tags –  comments, visiting

Here are some examples of posts written by other students learning about commenting

Jena – leaving comments and writing a post

Thanumi – how to leave a comment and commenting guidelines video she created

You have two weeks to get this post done. If you finish early then check the Work Completed to see what else you can do.

 

All about commenting

Have you seen this great video by the grade 3 students in Mrs Yollis’  class in California? If not, watch it before doing the rest of the activities.

Today you are going to go out and leave great quality comments on each others blogs. But first check out this fantastic post by Jennifer, who wrote about some comments she left.

  • Why are her comments quality comments?
  • What has she included at the end of each comment? Why?

Now it is your turn.

1.  Visit each others blogs and leave comments on at least three of them.

Luka, Seth, Zachariah – all from this online classroom – check the sidebar for the links

Jason, Monique, Sarah, Travis, Chelsea, Shaun – from Mr Samphier’s class which is linked on the sidebar of this blog

2.  Now write a post showing the comments you left.

Make sure you include a link to the actual post where you left the comment.

3. Leave a comment on this post about commenting.

  • Do you enjoy it?
  • Was it easy to find 3 posts to comment on?

Each of you now can moderate your own comments left on your blog. If there is a number in the comment icon in the black bar at the top of your blog, then you know someone has left a comment.