Welcome to Week 3 of the Classroom SOLSC!
Here is our Padlet for the students participating in this year’s challenge:
One of the defining aspects of blogging, in my opinion, is the commenting. When you write in a notebook, there are many benefits, but unless you share that writing, it is mostly private and meant for your own eyes. As a blogger, you are aware that what you write will be read by others because of the public nature of posting on the Internet. In our Classroom SOLSC, students write and hope that classmates, teachers, or guests might write a comment in response to what was shared. Commenting is really what creates community when blogging. It’s the conversation between reader and writer that adds more meaning and layers to what has been shared.
In a previous post, also entitled Comments Make Community, I offered some ideas on how to teach students to write more thoughtful comments. This week, I plan to spend some time talking with my third grade bloggers about why comments are so important and how they can write comments that are meaningful to the reader.
Here is another post from our TWT archives to help with commenting: Notes from SOLSC
How are you helping your students understand the importance of appropriate comments? Share your ideas in the Comments here so we can have a conversation!