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Blogging Buddies and Quality Comments


post written by Mrs. Watanabe

Mrs. Renzulli’s class has the honor of having Blogging Buddies in Tasmania, Australia. Their class has started an introductory conversation with our class.

Before we comment back, we need to discuss quality comments.

Crafting quality comments

Watch this video by Mrs. Yollis’ students to learn about quality comments:

How to Compose a Quality Comment! from yourwonderfulteacher on Vimeo.

Created by Tracy Watanabe on Glogster Edu. Tips learned from Linda Yollis & Class.

The Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards expects students to write quality comments:

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1a Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1b Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1c Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instancein order toin addition).
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1d Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

Rating Comments

I once heard Mrs. Yollis share that she rates quality comments. A “2 point” comment will add a compliment, add new information, make a personal connection, or ask a thought provoking question. While a “1 point” comment is a comment that does not give a specific compliment, add new information, make a personal connection, or as a thought provoking question. Let’s rate our comments throughout this year to make sure we write quality comments.

What areas do you believe you need to work on for writing quality comments?

What do you feel will be the easiest about writing quality comments?

What do you think will be the most challenging about writing quality comments?

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