The comments you write on articles are so much richer than they were at the beginning of the year; it's fun for me to read and respond to your reactions.
For example, many of you noted that you were surprised that people in Siberia might leave their cars running all day, just to make sure that the cars will drive when necessary. I wondered right along with you about how much money people must spend on fuel for their cars, and I also wondered if fuel is extra expensive in that part of the world, due to its isolation. I did some more reading about this level of cold, and I couldn't believe how well some people have adapted to it. Check out this related article.
Your annotations open up conversations to me, so thank you!
Practice Giving Feedback
Let's take a look at some of the answers you gave me to the questions. I purposely left vague feedback on these model papers, because I want you to practice looking at each other's thinking in a thoughtful way and then leaving specific compliments.
|Model for Mrs. Taylor to use|
Here's what you need to do in the comment section.
Choose one of the three pieces below, read it carefully, leave a specific compliment describing what was strong about the piece, and sign your comment with your first name ONLY, plus your period (3/4, 5/7, or 8/9). Select "anonymous" to leave your comment.
I will leave a comment below modeling for you a comment about
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You may leave a comment about any of these three examples: