Thursday, 5 March 2015

Slice of Life 6


Giving Compliments and Commenting

As we quickly move to the end of the first week of the Classroom Slice of Life (CSOL), it's time to think about compliments and commenting on other students' slices. During class this week, there has been a heightened level of excitement and sharing of your slices. As teachers, we are thrilled that you are enjoying the journey. Some of you have already received comments from others, while others have been wondering who the random citizen was that commented on your blog.

Constructive commenting can be challenging.  Still, even though it is hard work, it is so rewarding for the person that receives the comments. The creators of CSOL have kindly provided us with a gentle reminder about giving and receiving positive feedback on your writing and the amazing feeling that you get when someone recognizes your work, provides advice or just generally loves your writing.

Many thanks to the team at CSOL for providing us with some ideas for your comments. Let their thoughtful suggestions guide you...

Sentence Starters

1. I love how you start with a few lines of dialogue (or a small action) that put us right into the middle of the story.

2. You paint such a clear picture of the scene. I can imagine exactly the kind of place where your story occurs.

3. Your bring out such strong emotions in your story through the dialogue and the way you describe people’s actions and reactions.

4. I can tell that this moment had a lot of meaning for you. Even though at first glance it seems like just a story about ______, I can tell that, for you, it was really a story about_______.

5. I can really relate to the experience you write about in your story because the way you tell it makes it feel universal. For example, …

Comments Ideas

1. Comment on the use of figurative language.

This is such an accurate description of what ______ looks like. I liked the way that you used figurative language, such as similes and metaphors.

2. Tell the writer about a word or phrase that you found really interesting in their writing. 

My favourite line in your ode was when you wrote "they looked like butterfly wings, fluttering ever so slightly"

3. Make a personal connection.

Even though I live in Malaysia and I have never seen snow, now I have a really good idea about how it would look, feel and taste. I love the sensory detail that you used.

Again, many thanks to the CSOL team for their ideas! Enjoy.

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41 comments:

  1. This is SOL number 6
    http://rphilippe21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  2. My SOL #6

    http://nathansliceoflife.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  3. This is my Slice of Life about a king cobra's night journey, a search for... prey:
    http://dnanavati21iskl.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  5. This is my Slice of Life 6 about a quote that is significant to me:http://sekram21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  6. Here is my SOL 6 about my depressing day :( - http://labid21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  7. This is my Slice of Life 6- its about Amazing Animals ! Please enjoy !

    http://asato21iskl.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  8. Here is my Slice of Life 6 about if I were animal who is in disaster
    http://ygkim21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  9. Here is my SOL - 6 about a house cat before a disaster
    http://xruge21iskl.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6_6.html

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  10. Here is my SOL 6, about how disorganized I am in the mornings. ~http://kirahola21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6-ms-party-before.html

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  11. This is my SOL 6 about a rhino in panic!!!
    http://dschiet21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  12. Her is my SOL 6 about life in a tsunami- http://mbrueckner21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6-tsunami.html

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  13. This is my SOL 6 - http://lchami21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-march-6.html

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  14. http://zlundgren21.blogspot.com/2015/03/sol-6-pros-and-cons-of-being-tck.html This is my sol about the good and bad about being a TCK

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  15. This is my sol 6 about an elephant

    http://ntanka21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  16. this my sol 6 about a fight (plastic dinosaurs)-http://aarnett21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  17. This is my SOL #6 - http://sjoly21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6_91.html

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  18. This is my SOL 7 about if i was a sock!??? http://mcox21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-7.html

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  19. This is my SOL #6 - http://sjoly21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6_91.html

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  20. Here is my SOL #6, a tiny story about a sleeping dog. http://aoctoman21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6-tiny-story.html

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  21. Here is my SOL # 6, a tiny story about my bad habits

    http://asagar21.blogspot.com/2015/03/march-slice-of-life-challenge-no-6.html

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  22. Here is my SOL #6 and I'm not saying what it is because you have to open the link to figure it out - http://gchivers21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-challenge-day-6.html

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  23. This is my SOL #6, a tiny story about my opinion of the 2004 Earthquake + Tsunami. :) http://nkim21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  24. This is my SOL 6 about a rainstorm I saw outside http://kfoudy21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  25. This is my SOL 6

    http://jmkim21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  26. This is my SOL 6- http://sgustini21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6-fires-of-hell.html

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  27. This is my SOL 6- http://sgustini21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6-fires-of-hell.html

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  28. I have a different SOL #6 - http://theperceptualshift.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  29. This is my SOL 6 http://jvolpe21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  30. My SOL 6 - http://nverheijen21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  31. This is my SOL 6 - http://zbarrow21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-day-6.html

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  32. My Sol - http://hazamgharmir21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-no6.html

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  33. Here is my SOLhttp://mkagan21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  34. Here is my SOL about earthquake. http://kmorita21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  35. My SOL 7
    http://tbogacz21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-day-7.html

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  36. My SOL 6 - http://asrinivas21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  37. My SOL 6 - http://asrinivas21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  38. My SOL 6 - http://apuri21iskl.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-day-6.html

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  39. This is my SOL 6 about a mystery creature- http://rzanolini21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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  40. This is my SOL 6 about a mystery creature- http://rzanolini21.blogspot.com/2015/03/slice-of-life-6.html

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