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Blogging Resources – how to write an AMAZING comment!

How to write a  GREAT blog comment:

  1. Read the blog post VERY carefully.
  2. If you ENJOYED the post, write BACK!
  3. Open or begin your comment  with a GREETING, (Hi, Mr. Mannell and Class!)
  4. Begin with a COMPLIMENT … something you enjoyed … be SPECIFIC!
  5. Share other interesting facts or information, if you have any, as long as no one ELSE said it in another comment!
  6. Make a CONNECTION … by asking a question to try to get a CONVERSATION going!
  7. Proof read for C.O.P.S. (Capitals, Organization, Punctuation and Spelling).
  8. Sign your FIRST name!
  9. Hit POST … and check BACK for a RESPONSE!  :)

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Interesting Video on Commenting on a blog post:

  •  How to create an EFFECTIVE and MEANINGFUL blog comment:

Thanks to the AMAZING advice from Mrs. Yollis’ Classroom Blog for this video footage. The work of this inspirational teacher, and her talented students, is part of the reason for this blog!  Congratulations to Mrs. Yollis, and her class, for winning the 2011 Best Classroom Blog Edublog Award this year!  You ROCK!

17 Responses to Blogging Resources – how to write an AMAZING comment!

  1. America

    I like how you help them and tell me what you need.

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi America. Thank you for your comment. It makes us feel good to know that what we are doing is making a difference. The grand opening for the library is on March 5th. Check back. We will be doing another post about how the Celebration goes! :)

  2. louise

    Hi! Thanks for this. I started blogging with my 2nd graders this year and one of the things that we need to work on is our comments. A lot of the comments consist of: “good job”, “cool”, or “Sounds fun”. These guidelines will be very helpful in establishing good commenting. I will definitely use these at the start of next year so I will create good habits and not have to break bad ones :-)

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi! Thank you for your awesome feedback, Louise! This is our very first year blogging with students as well. Actually, this is a pilot project for our system and we feel truly blessed to be pioneers for other classrooms in our Board! We have taken a lot of time exploring other blogs out there and learning what it means to leave meaningful comments for other bloggers. Tannis and I began, in January, by leading our students through the commenting process. We generated a chart which is permanently posted in the classroom so that when we comment to others, we go through the list to ensure that we have met all the “requirements”. We do this together as a class, and have been for the past two months. Now, after a great deal of large group work, and consistent role-modelling, students are beginning to work on creating replies to our guest comments, in small groups. That good old “gradual release” model has been the best approach for us. Some students are now ready, after all this role-modelling, to begin to work independently on responding to guest comments. Tannis and I will continue to check these out, scaffolding the experience for individuals, and will meet with individuals to edit and revise prior to “publishing”. Yes, it is a lot of work, but … the rewards are AMAZING in the end … so much easier to create good habits than to break “bad ones”! Have fun with your blog! Laurie Renton :)

  3. louise

    Do you mind if I “pin” this on Pinterest. I think it would be very popular.

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Louise! Absolute – pin away! If it helps someone else then we’ve made a difference! Laurie :)

        • Laurie Renton

          Hi Louise! I am glad it was helpful! I love the blog post about it too – you are right – it is truly amazing what kids can do with a little role-modeling and encouragement. We have those guidelines posted, old-school, on the wall so that they can refer back as they become more independent with this process. I love that we have the ability to moderate all post comments as well – just in case a student needs a little “re-coaching” and support! It is so amazing to watch them gain more independence in this area! Thank you, also, for the link in your blog post. We’ve only been blogging for about two months … and it is nice to begin to develop a wider readership – exciting for all of us! Laurie :)

  4. louise


  5. Tanya Braybrook

    Thanks for this great page…you’ve so clearly listed the steps to writing great comments. It’s wonderful to share with both students and teachers. I hope that you don’t mind me using some of your ideas as a starting point for creating my own “how to write an amazing comment” page on my classroom blog.


    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Tanya!

      You are welcome – I hope it helps you out! It will make us feel good to know that we are helping out some new bloggers and their families!

      Laurie :)

  6. Karen Beck


    I had emailed you guys about a year ago…not sure if you remember me;) I am a teacher at Wildwood School here in Calgary- also Grade Three!

    I would really like to set up a wordpress blog for my class- am I allowed to? Who do I need to chat with? Also- would you be interested in doing some VoiceThread stuff with my grade three class this year? Or some sort of digital pal things with our classes?

    Talk soon!?

    Ms. Beck

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Karen!

      Thank you for leaving a comment on the blog! I have emailed you because it gave me the opportunity to write in greater details about the Web 2.0 tools that are currently approved within our system. I am excited for you … beginning this blogging journey with my students has opened a whole new world of learning opportunities for my students and I. Once you flatten the walls of your classroom you will NEVER look back. I look forward to connecting with you again.

      Laurie :)

  7. Mme Isaac's class

    Hello Global Grade 3 class, this is Mme Isaac’s class from Canada. Thank you for sharing all that information about how to write a quality blog comment. We really enjoyed the video that you posted. It was very informative. We just started writing our own blogs and we were looking for some tips on how to comment. How long have you been blogging with your class? Where do you live? (We are tracking our global connections and we would like to add a pin for wherever you are from!)

    Mme Isaac’s grade 3/4 class

    p.s. We followed your tips to writing a great comment. How did we do?

    • Laurie Renton

      Hello Mme Isaac’s Grade 3/4 class!

      Thank you so much for visiting Global Grade 3! I am so happy to hear that the information on how to write a quality blog comment helped you all out! We love that video too! When you are first learning how to blog, and how to respond to the comments people leave for you, these guidelines help us wonderfully! Soon, you will find that it becomes second nature … and … you won’t have to refer to the comment guidelines very often at all!

      We are located in Alberta, Canada. Which province are YOU in? This blog began as a pilot project and this is its THIRD year! This year’s Grade Threes are still bringing in their consent forms, and they are very new to the blogging world. We will spend a lot of time exploring citizenship and safety, as well as exploring OTHER class blogs, before we share our first post with the world!

      I think you did a WONDERFUL job with your very first comment. I can TELL that you referred to our blogging comment guidelines! Thank you SO much for stopping by! I will look forward to exploring your class blog with my NEW bloggers!

      Mrs. Renton :)

  8. Hannah

    Hi Mrs.Renton!
    This is my first blogging at home.I showed my mom how AWESOME our blog is! My mom said that our blog is the coolest blog ever she saw! Last time when I was at the party I saw a big pig! It was dead pig. My dad asked me do you what to try the pig? I said no thank you. I got a go! bye~


    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Hannah!

      It was SO nice to see your very first comment on our blog! I am THRILLED to know that your mom LOVED seeing the blog! When you were at that party, was it a whole pig … complete with its head? Have you ever tasted pig meat before? I’ve never seen pig served on a platter whole, but I have seen pictures of it! What is the STRANGEST food you’ve ever tried?

      Mrs. Renton :)

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