Comments are a great way to communicate with authors and the community who use the blog. By leaving a comment you can ask a question, or share your thoughts on what has been written. This is great if you'd like a bit more information, or if you are unsure of something.
For all the parents out there, by leaving comments on our posts it shows us that we have a real audience who are seeing all our great work and we love to hear your feedback!
For all the students, its a great way to practice your reading and showing your understanding.
All the comments on our blog have to be moderated, so if your comment isn't displayed, don't worry, someone just needs to check it before it is published. We do this to make sure our blog stays a safe and happy place for us to work in.
Here are a few tips on leaving comments to help you out:
1/ Always keep it positive! No one likes a grouch, what did you like about the post?
2/ Talk about the topic, often people start talking about other things. Writing things like "I like this blog" or "1/2L is cool" isn't adding to the conversation.
3/ Make your comment or question meaningful, don't just say hi. What will make your comment interesting?
4/ Add some extra information. If you know something else about the topic that wasn't included share it with everyone. For example if the post is about Star Wars and you know how old Yoda is add it to your comment so everyone learns.
5/ Reread your comment before you save it. Check your spelling and grammar. Even better ask someone to read it first.
So now its time to test your skill! Watch the movie below and tell us what you love about it!
- My favourite part of the movie was _____ because _____
- I really liked _____ because ______
- I thought the big bird was _____ because ______
- To make the movie better _____
Now its time to have a go, click in the comments section below, add your comment, add your first name, click publish and follow the prompts.
Don't forget, if you have trouble, just ask someone for help, they could even do the typing for you!
This would be a great activity to work on at home together with your parents/ child.