Mrs. Bliss' Dragon's Den

Commenting

Our procedures for making comments:

1) After typing your appropriate comment, proofread it to make sure it:

  • makes sense
  • is spelled correctly
  • follows our grammar rules
  • has correct punctuation

2) Have a partner in your group read it back to you outloud. Edit and revise.

3) After your team agrees that the comment is ready to post, copy the entire comment.

4) Last step:

  • Write only your first name for the commenter.
  • If you have an email address, you can enter this, or enter your teacher’s email, or leave the email blank. It does not show on the screen.
  • If you have a website you would like people to go to, please type that in. Otherwise, you can leave the website blank.
  • Raise your hand if you are in class before submitting comment. If you are at home, please get parental approval before submitting comment.
  • Click “Submit Comment” when your comment is ready.
  • You will need to wait for the teacher to approve your comment, before it is actually published on the blog.

Our comment procedures were originally published on Mrs. Martinez’s blog

Writing Quality Comments

We learned that quality comments start a conversation. Here are the tips we learned from Mrs. Yollis’ students:

Tip 1) Give a complement with a specific detail of what you liked.

Tip 2) Add new information by adding facts. We think if you add a link to a site with more information, that would be good too. Also, it’s wise to read the comments to make sure you don’t repeat one that has been written.

Tip 3) Make a connection with the writer by adding what it reminds you of.

Tip 4) End with a question to start a conversation.

Tip 5) Proofread your comment. You should look for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, word choice, and organization. If you are enthusiastic about something, only use one exclamation point and add word choice or a descriptive sentence to explain why.

Our comment procedures are our paraphrase from what we learned from Mrs. Yollis.

Guidelines

  1. Be respectful and polite online.
  2. Keep your personal information safe, such as your full name, address, phone number, etc.
  3. When parents/family comments, they should only use their first name or they should comment as “Tracy’s Dad” instead of “Ken Watanabe,” that way our student’s last names are safe.
  4. Don’t post or comment about where people can find you. For example, don’t share that you will be at soccer practice from 7:00-8:00 tonight at the park.
  5. Since blog comments are like friendly letters, we should follow the friendly letter format.

Our guidelines were originally brainstormed in our first post with Mrs. Watanabe.



2 comments ↓

  • #   Miss W. on 08.17.13 at 11:01 pm     Reply

    G’day Mrs Bliss and students,

    Thanks for registering for the September 2013 blogging challenge. Make sure you visit the blog every week starting 8th September, when the first challenge is published.

    If you want a reminder sent to your email each week, use the “Subscribe by email” on the right sidebar of the challenge blog.

    Also make sure you visit blogs from other classes around the world with similar ages – see list in blog header.

    Feel free to add the 2013 badge to your blog.

    Miss W or tasteach – challenge organizer


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