Today in Grade 3, Ms H and the students were talking about “what makes a great comment”. We also talked about making “good comments” into “great comments”.
After much discussion and brainstorming, here’s what we came up with.
- Is positive
(it doesn’t make someone feel bad about themselves)
- Is always polite
(that means it’s not mean or nasty and there’s no swear/curse words either)
- Stays on topic
(your comment matches what the author of the post is talking about)
- Is more than one word!
(one word comments are not very helpful and neither a lot of exclamation marks!)
- Sometimes disagrees with what someone says in their post
(but remember Number #2 – and explain why you disagree)
A great comment is everything from 1- 5 with an added extra!
- Is useful
(gives a piece of advice on how to make the post better or improve something, if possible)
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