Aidan's Wiki Page
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 please finish it 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)
Loot
Watson
11/21/16
12/7/16
JR
Fast Break
Lupica
12/12/16
12/21/16
JR
Sting
Watson
1/13/17
1/29/17
JR
Big Nate
Pierce
1/30/17
2/1/17
E
Absolutely Almost
Graff
2/2/17
3/2/17
JR
Lacrosse Face Off
Christopher
3/3/17
3/28/17
JR






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

March 27,2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity
My book Lacrosse Face-Off written by Matt Christopher is in third person point of view. And the perspective is from the main character Garry. Some clues I used to identify this is on page 47 when Garry thinks to himself ," I can't believe my own brother ditched me." This is what Garry is thinking and third person limited is when you only know what the main character is thinking and so far in the book I only know what Garry''s thinking. The story would be different if it was told from Evans perspective because Evan is always mad so he would say that he doesn't like anyone.This evidence proves that this book is third person limited.
Sincerely,
Aidan



January 3, 2017
Dear Aidan,
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 of Loot 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

1/4/17
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I think that the author's message is to stick together no matter what happens. I feel this because Izzy, March, Jewels, and Darius face many challenges but they always stick together. And no matter how many times one of them backstabs each other they always forgive and forget and they stay together.For example, when Jewels runs off with the moonstones after they catch her they forgive her for backstabbing them. These are some reasons why I believe the authors message is to always stick together.
Sincerely,
Aidan












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
Konigberg
9/6/16
9/23/16
E


Hatchet
Paulsen
9/8/16
9/26/16
JR
Fantasy League
Lupica
10/3/16
11/21/16
JR





















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



9/26/16
Dear Aidan,
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 The Mixed Up Files. 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


9/27/16
Dear Mrs.McGinnity,
I really liked the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler. This book had a lot of action and adventure and those kinds of books are my favorite. My favorite two examples of action and adventure in this book are first, Claudia and Jamie hiding out in the museum. This was adventurous because they had to sneak by guards. Also, Claudia and Jamie showed action when searching for clues to find out who made the statue named Angel. I mostly connected to Jamie because he is funny and I like to laugh. The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler was an adventurous and action-packed book that made me laugh!
Sincerely,
Aidan Koster

10/11/16
Dear Aidan,
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, Fantasy League, 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



10/11/16
Dear Mrs.Mcginnity,
I could really visualize this part in Fantasy League by Mike Lupica. "It was no great secret at Culver City Middle who Anna was,or that she came from a rich family. Very rich.Even for L.A. The Warren family,Charlie knew from his mom,had made about ten fortunes in Los Angeles real estate,going all the way back to Anna's great-grandfather." This part really helped me visualize how rich Anna and her family really was.
sincerely,
Aidan Koster

11/14/16
Dear Aidan,
This week for your letter I would like you to think about Hollis in Pictures of Hollis Woods. 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 4 sentences long and has been proofread for capitals, spelling and punctuation.
Looking forward to reading your letter,
Love, Mrs. McGinnity


11/16/16
Dear Mrs McGinnity,
My opinion of the character Hollis Woods from the book Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff is that she is a bad girl. I think this because she always runs away from the homes she gets placed in. And she and Josie runaway so that Hollis won't have to go to another home and she can stay with Josie. Some character traits I would use to describe her are clever, responsible , and artistic. Even though Hollis is a bad girl she has some good traits too.
Sincerely,
Aidan Koster

12/5/16
Dear Aidan,
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, Pictures of Hollis Woods. 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

Dear Miss Gallant,
My overall opinion of the book Pictures Of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff is it wasn't very entertaining. The reason I think this is the book did not have a lot of action in it and one of my favorite genres is action. Another reason I didn't like the book Hollis Woods is the book had no pictures and pictures in a book help me understand what is happening in the story much better. My final reason why I did not like the book was there were many sad parts and I don't really like books that are sad for example when Hollis runs away from the Reagans. To sum it all up the book Hollis Woods was not a very good book.
Sincerely,
Aidan Koster