Tag: Constructive Commenting

Webinar: Blogging in an Elementary ELA Classroom

Webinar: Blogging in an Elementary ELA Classroom

In this Kidblog Webinar, Alissa Weinstein shares how she uses blogs in her third grade ELA lessons, including poetry and reading response. Alissa provides tips for engaging students using visuals and images to enhance student content and increase engagement. In this video, you will learn: The benefits of blogging in an elementary classroom A structured

In this Kidblog Webinar, Alissa Weinstein shares how she uses blogs in her third grade ELA lessons, including poetry and reading response. Alissa provides tips for engaging students using visuals and images to enhance student content and increase engagement. In this video, you will learn: The benefits of blogging in an elementary classroom A structured... read more

Webinar: Using Kidblog in a High School ELA Classroom

Webinar: Using Kidblog in a High School ELA Classroom

In this Kidblog Webinar, high school English teacher Lauren Ressler shares how she uses Kidblog to increase engagement and test scores with her 11th and 12th graders. Lauren provides tips for encouraging quality comments on student blog posts and motivating independent reading. In this video, you will learn: How blogging can solve problems of motivation

In this Kidblog Webinar, high school English teacher Lauren Ressler shares how she uses Kidblog to increase engagement and test scores with her 11th and 12th graders. Lauren provides tips for encouraging quality comments on student blog posts and motivating independent reading. In this video, you will learn: How blogging can solve problems of motivation... read more

The March “Slice of Life” Challenge

The March “Slice of Life” Challenge

A “Slice of Life” is small story from your life. Students write a short personal narrative focusing on a single day or moment in their lives. To model what a Slice of Life story should look like, I share my own slice.

A "Slice of Life" is small story from your life. Students write a short personal narrative focusing on a single day or moment in their lives. To model what a Slice of Life story should look like, I share my own slice.... read more

Creating Thoughtful Comments

Creating Thoughtful Comments

After spending countless hours commenting on my students’ work and posts on Kidblog, I was eager to read their responses. However, I was disappointed to see that their reflections and comments to me and their peers seemed anything but profound. Instead I was met with comments such as, “I did a good job”, “I like your

After spending countless hours commenting on my students’ work and posts on Kidblog, I was eager to read their responses. However, I was disappointed to see that their reflections and comments to me and their peers seemed anything but profound. Instead I was met with comments such as, “I did a good job”, “I like your... read more

Moderating Comments

Moderating Comments

Everyone has an opinion We live in a world where everyone’s opinion can be heard. These opinions can be expressed in a matter of ways, both negatively and positively.  It is often this notion that deters teachers from opening their classroom to the power of blogging. Kidblog offers a way to ease this worry by

Everyone has an opinion We live in a world where everyone’s opinion can be heard. These opinions can be expressed in a matter of ways, both negatively and positively.  It is often this notion that deters teachers from opening their classroom to the power of blogging. Kidblog offers a way to ease this worry by... read more

“My First Best Poem”

“My First Best Poem”

I overhear a student telling his table partner, “This is my first best poem.” There is so much pride in this comment, as well as enthusiasm for writing future poems. Writing poetry in my creative writing class has become very rewarding for my students—and for me, too.

I overhear a student telling his table partner, “This is my first best poem.” There is so much pride in this comment, as well as enthusiasm for writing future poems. Writing poetry in my creative writing class has become very rewarding for my students—and for me, too.... read more

Give Them an Audience

Give Them an Audience

The teacher plays a part, but is not the purpose. By training students to write for themselves and the world, and to see the value in it, they won’t stop.

The teacher plays a part, but is not the purpose. By training students to write for themselves and the world, and to see the value in it, they won't stop.... read more