Charlie'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 need to finish it. Add a NEW FICTION BOOK to your log for term 3.

BOOK TITLE (use capitals)
AUTHOR'S LAST
NAME (use capital)
START
DATE
FINISH
DATE
Easy (E), Just Right (JR),
Challenging (C), Abandoned (A)
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
J.K.ROWLING
9/26/16
2/27/17
(C)
Mr.Lemonchello's library

12/11/16
12/28/16
(JR)
Growing money a complete investing guide for kids
Gail Karlitz
3/5/17
4/4/17
(JR)
Last kids on earth
Max Brallier
3/14/17
3/25/17
(JR)
Last Descendants
Matthew J. Kirby
4/4/17
5/01/17
(JR)
Harry potter: Cursed Child
J.K. Rowling
5/02/17
5/24/17
(JR)
Last kids on Earth 2
Max Brallier
5/31/17
6/1/17
(E) It had 291 pages

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 investing book has no main characters so I did this book I was reading on the side Last Kids on Earth. This is not the book I am doing my book talk on, because it was my 4th grade book talk book. On page 48 my 1st person point of view starts and ends with the main character Jack. "The voice on the other end of the walkie says, "Jack, my friend. It's Quint." Quint! He is alive! But wait... A horrible, terrible, brain poisoning thought enters my mind. Could it be a zombie trap?" This brain poisoning thought shows this book is 1st person because it says I and me and my. This shows that it is from his point of view so it can't be a 3rd person limited.

The story would be different from Quint's point of view. It would be different because Quint could feel many different emotions. Quint might think that Jack is a zombie. He might think that Jack is alive and well. This is what Quint could think.

From,
Charlie Mace



January 3, 2017
Dear Charlie,
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 Mr. Lemoncello's Library 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


1/5/17
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I believe that the author's theme was to work together because in the book Kyle gathers a team and they all do their part to win! Kyle was not perfect at every thing he needed to do in order to win so he got people like Miguel to help him find locations of books. Kyle was nice to his teammates and would share the prize unlike Charles (not me) he would use them and then stab them in the back. This is why Kyle was a better team captain than Charles.
From,
Charlie P.S. On my book talk grade it has a ? at the characters age but at the beginning i said " This book is about twelve twelve year old essay contests winers who are trapped in a library." in paragraph one note card two.















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
I Survived the Chicago Fire
Lauren Tarshis
7/4/16
8/4/16
E
Wings of Fire
Tui,Sutherland
9/14/16
9/24/16
JR
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
J.K.Rowling
9/26/16
Not Done
C (Because its really big)
















I am excited to discuss your reading with you.
Love, Mrs. McGinnity
You should not have ? for the start date of I Survived the Chicago Fire. Please fix and capitalize the title.

9/26/16
Dear Charlie,
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


9/26/16
Dear Mrs.McGinnity
Hello I hope you had a nice day and you enjoy my letter. This book reminded me of the last time I went to a museum. The hiding on the bus reminded my of June B. Jones (read that in 1st grade). The hiding reminded me of the last time I played hiding and go seek I won.
Also I liked Jamie.
Sincerely
Charlie Mace


10/11/16
Dear Charlie,
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, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 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,
The part that I think helps everyone visualize the setting is "The cold voice was coming from the ancient armchair before the fire, but Frank couldn't see the speaker. The snake, on the other hand, was curled up on the rotting hearth rug, like some travesty of a pet dog." That was from chapter one, The Riddle House. I hope you did not see the movie because that would ruin it. I hope you could visualize this part as much as I could. I hope you enjoyed my story.
Sincerely,
Charlie Mace

11/14/16
Dear Charlie,
This week for your letter I would like you to think about Judson in The Kid Who Ran for President. What is your opinion of him? Why? What character traits would you use to describe him. 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

11/21/16
Dear Mrs.McGinnity,
I like judson I think Judson is very funny because he has a bird named Snot. He is also very brave because he can give a speech without getting stag fright. Judson is very nice to people but like everyone he can be mean like to Arthur in 4 Grade. If I broke up Judson's trait's like right here he would be 3% gross 37% smart and 50% funny and 10% confident he can win because he wants to give up. Those are my personal opinions on Judson. P.S.Sorry I got back to this writing so late I was on a trip.

12/5/16
Dear Charlie,
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, The Kid Who Ran For President. 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 part of The Kid Who Ran For President is when Judson said he would destroy all homework. If I was a adult I would vote for him because I HATE homework! So my opinion was "yay" I would vote for you Judson also because he was brave enough to go on stage to talk and I would NOT do that. :)

From, Charlie
To, Miss Gallant