Welcome! This will be your personal wiki page. We will keep track of what you're reading at home, discuss what we're reading in school and write to each other about reading. It will be important to proofread your work BEFORE you post it. Mistakes do happen but I will help you correct them. You do not have to do anything to this page until we look at it together in school. After that, we will have an activity on the page about every other week, except for your book log. You will update that every time you start and finish a new book.


BOOK LOG FOR TERM 2 and 3:

If you are still reading a book from term 2 you need to finish it as soon as possible and add a new TERM 3 book to the log.

BOOK TITLE (use capitals)
AUTHOR'S LAST
NAME (use capital)
START
DATE
FINISH
DATE
Easy (E), Just Right (JR),
Challenging (C), Abandoned (A)





The Last King
J.R.R Tolkien
3/1/17

JR
The Incredible Journey
Sheila Burnford
3/27/17

E
Sting
Jude Watson
4/23/17

E
harry potter
J.K. Rowling
4/26/17
4/27/17
E










Well its been a while since we've had a wiki week. Be sure your book log (above) is up to date. You will want to be reading a good fit book when we assign the next book talk.
For your wiki letter, write to me about your current book. Explain the point of view (1st person, 3rd person limited, 3rd person objective or 3rd person omniscient) and the perspective (who's story is being told.) You should also include a page and evidence from the story to support your point of view explanation. How would the story be different if another character told the story?
Write your letter directly below this one. Include DATE GREETING Indented BODY CLOSING and YOUR NAME. Proofread for spelling and punctuation.
Due Friday!
Love Mrs. McGinnity

January 3, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity
The book I am reading is called The Incredible Journey, if you haven't read it you should, it is about a Siamese cat and two dogs. on dog is a old dog who is a English bull terrier and a young dog who is a large gold-red laborer retriever prof of their breeds are found on page 3, 4 and 5. The perspective in the story is 3rd person objective I found this on page 32-33, here is an example from the book. "then, as tried to lap up the water, his legs seemed to crumble under him and he collapsed, half in and out the rut. His eyes were closed, and his body moved only to long shallow, shuddering breaths that came at widening intervals." There is my evidence and I hope you liked the short piece. (the animals do not talk) In the book if it was told by a human or another animal like a wild animal than you would only know what the human or other animals were doing not the group of two dogs and a cat, it would probably be confusing and you would mess it the human with the main characters, and it would be a whole new book.
Your student
Adam



January 3, 2017
Dear Adam,
I hope you had a wonderful vacation! This week I'd like you to think about your book talk book. By now you are done with the book and your focus sheet is completed. One part of your focus sheet is called AUTHOR'S MESSAGE. This message, sometimes called THEME is a message from the author to the reader, something the author wanted you to think about while enjoying the story. Some common themes in stories are about working as a team to solve problems or that family will always stick together. We will be writing our author's message paragraphs in school. What do you believe the author wanted you to think about? What happened to your main character/s to make you think of this theme?
Write your letter directly below this one and PROOFREAD IT carefully before you post it. Also, make sure now that your book talk book is complete you have a new book to add to your book log.
I look forward to reading your letter!
Love,
Mrs. McGinnity


Dear Mrs. McGinnity
I believe that the author wanted me think that when you are sad, angry or mad there is always time for control. The characters showed control throughout the book (example) when Bubbe stayed back to hold the Nazi's off Anton had to find control to avoid being captured. When Bubbe was captured Anton could not run after the truck to get her back instead he thought of a plan and used it.
Your student,
Adam










BOOK LOG FOR TERM 1:
BOOK TITLE (use capitals)
AUTHOR'S LAST NAME (use capital)
START DATE
FINISH DATE
Easy (E), Just Right (JR), Challenging (C), Abandoned (A)
The Mixed Up Files
Konigsburg
9/6/16
9/23/16
E
Lord Of The Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien
7/1/16

JR
Clone Codes
McKissack
10/16/16
11/1/16
E






I am excited to discuss your reading with you.
Love, Mrs. McGinnity

9/26/16
Dear Adam,
How are you? I hope you are ready to write your first wiki letter to me. Below this letter you will type your own letter which will tell me your opinion of c. Hit the edit button. DO NOT ADD A DISCUSSION. You will include two examples from the story to support your opinion. Maybe you loved Claudia or Jamie or something that they did. Maybe you have your own experience which the story reminded you about. Make sure you have two examples. Your letter will be AT LEAST 3 sentences long. You will also include the 5 parts of the friendly letter: the date, the greeting, the body, the closing and your name! (Just like this letter has and set up the exact same way).Proofread before you post. Check for spelling, capitals and punctuation. Oh, and don't forget to update your book log. I am looking forward to reading your letter.
Love your teacher,

Mrs. McGinnity


1/5/17

Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I liked The Enemy Above. I liked this book because the main characters were forced to have an adventure running from a war and of course they were scared but it was fun to read the book to find out what happens I also like the book because the characters don't know what's going to happen next unlike some other books like I Survived. One other reason Liked the book that it let you see through the enemy's eye's.
your student, Adam.


.9/27/16
Dear Mrs. McGinnity ,
I liked The Mixed Up Files. running away is sort of a adventure and I books with adventure because they are exciting fun to read. I also like the book because Claudia and Jamie are funny sometimes, I also like the book because it has more than one problem so it doesn't get boring.
your student, Adam
:)
10/11/16
Dear Adam,
Thank you so much for your letter about The Mixed Up Files. This week I would like you to find a sentence or two from your at-home reading book (either Trash or Lord of the Rings) that really helps you visualize the setting of the story (when and when the story takes place.) Put the sentences in quotation marks because you are copying the author's exact words. Then be sure to tell me why this is such a good example of visualization. For example, I might write: I could really visualize this part in The Mixed Up Files, "Their basket was always so full since there were two of them using it. She managed to shift a shallow layer of Kleenex, which her mother had used for blotting lipstick, and thus exposed the corner of a red ticket." I could see Claudia collecting trash from her parents room and pictured the bright red train ticket next to the crumpled-up white tissues covered in pink lipstick.
Make sure you included the 5 parts of the friendly letter and put your example in quotation marks. "Ok?" Post your letter below this one by Friday.
Love,
Mrs. McGinnity

10/12/16
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I am visualizing the Lord Of The Rings and thank you for giving me an example I did not understand at first. In the chapter the counsel of Elrond"For I might not finish my book, since my days are almost done" Bilbo finished with a laugh. Nobody laughed except Gloin Frodo peered down the table at Bilbo then Elrond who had a very serious face indeed.". That sentence helped me visualize the meeting.
Your student
Adam

11/14/16
Dear Adam,
This week for your letter I would like you to think about Sammy in Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief. What is your opinion of her? Why? What character traits would you use to describe her. Please put these ideas in a letter to me that is AT LEAST 3 sentences long and has been proofread for capitals, spelling and punctuation.
Looking forward to reading your letter,
Love, Mrs. McGinnity




11/15/16
dear, Mrs. McGinnity,
I think Sammy is an exiting character. Three traits that would describe Sammy are adventurous, curios and kind to her friends at least. The book Sammy Keys and The Hotel Thief is an exiting book to read because it is mysterious.
your student Adam

12/5/16

Dear Adam,

How are you? It is so exciting that we have finally finished up our first guided reading book! Next, we will work on summarizing the book using our details from our importance chart. For this weeks letter, I would like you to tell me your overall opinion of your guided reading book, Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief. Please choose at least one specific part of the book that helped you form your opinion. Why did this part of the book help you form your opinion? Include at least two important details from this part. Make sure to proofread for capitals, spelling, and punctuation before you post.

Love, Miss Gallant


12/5/16

Dear miss Gallant,
I am kind of glad I am done with Sammy keys though I do like mysteries I did not like this book a lot. Because it was to easy second it was to easy to find out who the thief was. My opinion of the book is an ok, it is not the best mysteries book I have read but not the worst.
Your student, Adam