Charlotte'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 asap and add a new term 3 book to this 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 Water Castle
Blakemore
9-1-16
1-1-17
JR
The Adventures of a South Pole Pig
Kurtz
1-3-17

E
The Last Star
Yancey
1-26-17

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 28, 2017

Dear Mrs.McGinnity,
In my book, The Last Star the point of view is 1st Person. The story is being told by Cassiopeia, the feisty brave survivor, of the end of humanity. On page 78 Cassie talks about going back to the coves for Ringer and Teacup, just to figure out Teacup had died. The story would be very different if the story was told by Sam, Cassie's younger brother. Sam has gone through many different experiences than Cassie. He had to go to survival boot camp, and was taken away by aliens. Where as Cassie had to rescue Sam from the boot camp, and travel back to rest of the team. Sam would have to tell a story of being rescued, not the process of collecting Sam from the alien infested camp. Therefore The Last Star is directed from a first person point of view.
Sincerely,
Charlotte M




January 3, 2017
Dear Charlotte,
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, your book log is unacceptable. You MUST add your book talk but AND 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 2, 2017
Dear Mrs.McGinnity,
I think that the message the A
Megan Frazer Blakemore was trying to give out to the readers, was that things can get better even when things feel like it will never get better. And you will always have good friends by your side to help you get through it. I think of this theme because in my book The Water Castle, Ephraim's father had a major stroke. His father can't talk or move at all. Everyone (including the doctor) is saying his father is getting better. But Ephraim can tell he is not getting better. He is sad and depressed feeling as though his father will never get better. Ephraim and his friends work hard to find a cure. And Ephraim and his friends end up completely fixing him!
Sincerely,
Charlotte M











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
Konigburg
9-6-16
9-23-16
JR
The Water Castle
Blakemore
9-1-16

JR


























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


9/26/16
Dear Charlotte,
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,
In my opinion the Mixed Up Files By Mrs.Basil.E Frankweiler was delightful! I was intrigued by how they pulled off running away and I thought they were very stealthy with getting away from museum guards. I was also fascinated by how they managed to take baths and sleep in a museum! I also loved how Claudia was determined to figure out the mystery of the angel statue. Hearing about how they got to Mrs. Basil.E Frankweiler's house and then making a deal with her was also very entertaining.
Im so glad that you read this amazing book to the class! And I can't wait to read the other great books that you pick out!
Sincerely,
Charlotte M

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10/11/16
Dear Charlotte,
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, The Water Castle, 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

10/19/16
Dear Mrs.McGinnity,

This book had many descriptive features to pick from but I managed to find two of my favorite!
One sentence that intrigued me was "Ephraim thought that she had pretty eyes, dark as a walnut, but she was mocking him." I thought "dark as a walnut" was a good description of her eye color. Another sentence I found was "The top of her hair was pulled back from her face, and braids stuck out in all directions like porcupine quills." I thought saying her braids were sticking out from all over the place could really help me visualize the quality of her hair dew.
This book is really descriptive and I hope you can visualize the characters just like me!
Yours truly,
Charlotte

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


Dear Mrs.McGinnity,
Teddy to me is someone who lacks confidence, or someone who is nervous. Teddy seems to lack confidence because, he could not stand up to Vance. But if he had he wouldn't have been in trouble in the first place. He is also nervous about being caught by Marge and her crew. Because if he gets caught he will have to go to jail! I think maybe he is nervous because he might not be able to trust anyone. An employee had ratted him out for staying in his office, the employee was certain that Teddy had taken Kazoo!
Your Friend,
Charlotte M.

12/5/16
Dear Charlotte,
I hope you have been enjoying your reading group with Mrs. G-H. It is my understanding that you have just started a guided reading book. For this week's letter, I would like you to give me your opinion about the book thus far. Is there a certain character that sticks out to you? Is there something about the book that makes you excited to keep reading it? Give at least two examples that back up your opinion. Don't forget to proofread your letter for spelling, capitals, and punctuation before you post. I look forward to reading about your guided reading book!
Love, Miss Gallant

12/5/16
Dear Miss Gallant,
I am very interested in the book. I think it is going to have a big lesson taught throughout the story because the little saying on the front of the book "it took blindness to make Phillip truly see" it shows maybe he will learn that black skinned people are just like white skinned. I also think so because Phillip has learned that war isn't exiting, its dangerous and life threatening. The character Phillip really stands out to me because he has really changed his thought process so far, it is really fascinating learning about his perspective and emotions of the war. It is particularly the ship reck thats keeps me hooked, I find it really interesting how Phillip tries to survive. Im exited to learn about the progression of his relationship with a black man, he does not like black people, yet he is relying on someone who is of that color.
Sincerely,
Charlotte