Alana'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 you must finish it and add a new TERM 3 book.

BOOK TITLE (use capitals)
AUTHOR'S LAST
NAME (use capital)
START
DATE
FINISH
DATE
Easy (E), Just Right (JR),
Challenging (C), Abandoned (A)
Ghost
Riana Teligmera
11/19
11/21
E
I Survived
Tarshish L.
12/3

JR
Anton and Cecil cats at sea
Lisa Martin and Valerie Martin
1/20

JR
The ghost dog
Butler.D
1/27
1/29
E















3/30/17
Dear Mrs.McGinnity,
How are you? In my book the Ghost Dog by Butler.D the point of view is first person perspective because the dog is telling the story and how he is feeling and you don't know what everyone else is feeling. Some clues I used to identify this was on pg 16 when he says he was feeling sad because he didn't have his bag packed. This shows the story is in first person perspective. Also if the dog is not telling the story and the little boy is it would be different because you wouldn't know what the dog is thinking and instead you would know what the little boy was thinking. This shows the story is in first person.
Love, Alana

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 Alana,
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



January 3,2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I hope you had a wonderful vacation too! I think the theme of this book is that ,no matter what you will always have the people you love with you. I think this is the theme because after Bruno and Jennie get lost Oscar goes on a big hunt to find them he even has Mr. Morrow the artist draw a picture of them and they hang it up all around town. Once they found Jennie and Bruno they got to stay together forever. That is why I think the theme of the book is, no matter what you will always have the people you love with you.
Love,
Alana












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

JR
The Book Scavenger
Chambliss
9/8/16

JR
The Book Scavenger
Chambliss
9/29/16

A
Sophia's War
Beach Lane Books
11/1/16

JR






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


9/26/16
Dear Alana,
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,

10/3/16
Dear Mrs. McGinnity
I'm good. How are you? my opinion on the book is that it is very adventurous and I love it especially because you do the best voices, also because its all a mystery to find out if Micheal Angelo sculpted the statue or not. This book is one of my favorite books mostly because it is very interesting. My opinion on this book is that it is a great book and the author makes this book the best it can be!
Your friend, Alana


10/11/16
Dear Alana,
Thank you so much for your letter about The Mixed Up Files. Don't forget to add a new at-home reading book because this week I would like you to find a sentence or two from your at-home reading book 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

10/20/16
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
How are you? Ive been reading the book called The Book Scavenger. I stopped reading it for a while and picked out a new book, but I think I will get back to it.One part in the book that makes me picture it in my head is when a girl from the nook walks into the library for the new game, and they figure out that the guy who created the game didnt show up, and they use a lot of details for example they sad "it was a sunny day". It makes me make a mind movie because I could picture any sunny day in my mind.

Sincerly,
Alana

11/14/16
Dear Alana,
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



11/14/16
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
My opinion on Sammy is that I really like her character because she is very curious and open minded. Also because she is sort of like a detective, except she gets very worried about whats going to happen in the future. Sammy is one of my favorite characters.
Love, Alana


12/5/16
Dear Alana,
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


12/4/16
Dear Miss Gallant
I'm good, How are you? My opinion on Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief is that the characters are very suspicious. For example we all thought that Oscar was just a nice blind man, but it turns out he's actually the hotel thief and most of us didn't see it coming. I think what helped me form my opinion most was the fact that when Sammy had first came to school she thought that people were going to be nice ,but they were not. Also she probably thought that her teachers were going to be nice, but they were not. Another example is she didn't know that she was going to be a part of the situation in the Heavenly Hotel. That's what helped me form my opinion.

Love, Alana