How To Be a Good Commenter
I got the idea for this page here.
How to leave a comment…
I’m hoping these posts generate lots of comments. My students know not to leave their last names so if you are a class parent, please leave your name as “Sally’s Mom/Dad” so we can keep with our No Last Names policy.
Here’s some good practices for being a good commenter:
- Click on the heading of the post on which you wish to leave a comment
- Scroll down until you can see the “Leave a Comment” section
- You will be asked for your name (use first name and last initial only)
- Next you will be asked for an email address (use firstname@ example.com ===> email@example.com)
- On some blogs, you will also need to write the “spam word.”
- Click “submit comment”
- On our class blog, with our KidBlogs and many other blogs, your comment WILL NOT appear right away. The blogger-host must moderate (approve) first. If your comment is okay it will soon appear on the site!
How to write a good quality comment…
- Write your comment like a letter starting off with “Dear Jenna” or “Dear Mrs. Kolbert.”
- Compliment the writer in a specific way, ask a question, and/or add new information to the post. For example, if the post is about hurricanes, maybe you know something else about hurricanes that you can add. More information is terrific.
- It’s ok to be critical and say you don’t like something but be nice and constructive about it. That means offer a solution or a better way.
- Write your comment about the post.
- Check your comment for correct spelling, grammar and punctuation before you submit it.
- Don’t reveal any personal information about yourself in your comment.
Be nice! If you wouldn’t say it to the person’s face with a teacher standing next to you, then don’t say it online.