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Comments are the heart of a blog – for so many reasons . . .


  • involve reading and writing.
  • start conversations.  They get people thinking and communicating.
  • inspire and energize the blogger.
  • extend learning for all involved.
  • validate students’ learning experience.
  • are a powerful way for parents and extended family to get involved with a child’s school literacy journey.

Comment Expectations for our Blog

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“How to Write Quality Blog Comments” by Ms Boychuk is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://msboychuk.me.

Do “The Big 5”

  1. Use letter format:  Greeting, body, closing and signature
  2. Write 2 or more sentences.
  3. Use first names only – don’t be YAPPY.
  4. Use standard English.
  5. Proofread

Pick 2 and Do

  • compliment the writer
  • add new information
  • give a wish or a hope
  • give and support your opinion
  • make a connection with your life
  • end with a question to cause more people to continue the conversation

Watch “How to Write a Quality Comment” by Mrs. Yollis’ grade 3 students:

Outstanding Comments . . .

  • show that you read and thought about the whole post
  • show best spelling, capitalization, punctuation and grammar (no “textese” please)
  • use strong, specific words and stay on topic
  • are well-organized and follow letter form with a greeting, body and closing
  • are always positive, respectful and encouraging
  • do NOT include students’ last names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, specific plans, dates of birth and other personal information (no YAPPY)
  • has been proofread by the author and at least one other person before he/she submits it

“Conversations begin with high quality comments.” – Kathleen Morris


Thank you to all the fantastic blogs that gave me ideas about commenting guidelines!

Check them out here:

Now it’s your chance to continue the conversation . . .

  • What do you think are the most important commenting guidelines we should remember and why?  
  • What is your biggest commenting challenge?
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5 thoughts on “How to Comment

  • February 2, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Dear Ms B.

    I love customizing my themes and making virtual pets! You can learn so much new thing about the blog! It was kind of complicated when I first started, like where I can customize my theme. Now I almost know everything about the blog!

    Your student,

    • February 4, 2018 at 9:02 pm

      Dear Allen,

      I’m glad you are enjoying customizing your theme and adopting virtual pets. I’m glad you feel confident about blogging and I look forward to having more blog conversations with you.

      Keep up the good work!
      Ms B.

  • February 7, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Dear Ms b.

    My biggest commenting challenge is starting with a capital letter and ending a period . When i start
    a sentence first start with a capital letter and then you got a sentence oh i just forgot always end with a period


  • February 7, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Dear Ms B.,

    My biggest commenting challenge is organizing and spelling. To remember my spelling mistakes I can use spell check or search the word up in google.


  • February 3, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Dear ms B.,

    My biggest problem with commenting is when I forget what I want to say.
    When I forget what I want to say I can not remember.



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