Everybody loves to get comments on their blog, their webpage and their book discussion answers; but why do we need to comment? A group of kids came up with these three reasons:

  1. to encourage other people to write
  2. to let them know they have an audience for their writing
  3. to push them to think more deeply about an issue.
Most of the comments EL students leave are types 1 and 2 from that list. Below find another list that gives you ideas of ways to leave more powerful comments. Think about the kinds of comments you like to receive. Be a powerful commenter when you write to others.


  • This made me think about
  • I wonder why…
  • Your writing made me form an opinion about
  • This post is relevant because
  • Your writing made me think that we should...
  • I wish I understood why…
  • This is important because
  • Another thing to consider is
  • I can relate to this…
  • This makes me think of…
  • I discovered
  • I dont understand...
  • I was reminded that
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