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Direct Instruction

The learning intention for this lesson was to write quality blog comments.

Every year each class in our community of schools submits a movie for the Manaiakalani film festival. We get to see these movies shown on the big screen at Slyvia Park Hoyts.

We also get to rewatch all our favourite movies from our own school, and other schools in our community on our blogs. This lesson is the follow up to this event where we leave comments on the movies we enjoyed.

Extended plan here


Because we revisit this lesson frequently it went really well, and the students got straight into it. You can see though that everyone (myself included) were quite tired. This was the perfect 'mood' if you will for watching and enjoying movies for the afternoon.

Our own movie received over 200 comments and I was really impressed that some of my students began responding to comments without being asked.

Class Site Content

Walt: write quality blog comments.


    • Following your day out at the movies (the Manaiakalani Film Festival) we going to explore all the movies from all the local schools.

    • As you watch the movies you will be leaving comments on and about the movies that you see.

    • Follow your teachers instructions and the presentation to ensure that you are leaving quality blog comments, that align with our Cyber Smart curriculum.

    • Aim to leave comments on all the movies that you enjoy.

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Quality Blog Comments

Copy of Writing quality blog comments!


Manaiakalani Cybersmart Page

Learner Generated Content

Matt Goodwin / mgoodwin@ptengland.school.nz


Manaiakalani Research

Manaiakalani Education Trust

PO Box 18 061, Glen Innes

Auckland, New Zealand