Ella A'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:
This book log shows one book for term 2. It is expected you read 20 minutes per night. Add a new term 3 book asap.
BOOK TITLE (use capitals)
AUTHOR'S LAST
NAME (use capital)
START
DATE
FINISH
DATE
Easy (E), Just Right (JR),
Challenging (C), Abandoned (A)
Unusual Chickens For The Exeptional Poultry Farmer
Kelly Jones
11/1/16
11/3/16
Jr
Up for the Challenge
Leigh Olsen
11/5/16
12/6/16
JR
The Crossover
Kramer Alexander
12/8/16

A
Guinea Dog
Patrick Jennings
2/31/17

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

3/27/17
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
Guinea Dog is being told by first person and Rufus's perspective. I know this because it includes what Rufus is thinking and what's happening. For example on page 81 it says "My game face turned on. I leaned back against the closed door, trying to stay out of sight of anyone inside or outside of the school." The story would be different if the mother told the story because she likes the Guinea pig and Rufus and the father does not.
Sincerely,
Ella

January 3, 2017
Dear Ella,
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 Up For the Challenge 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

1/4/16

Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
How are you? I think that the theme of the book Up For The Challenge is you can trust your friends and they will be there for you. I think it's that because Allie was very shy and scared after her diagnosis but then she talked to her friends about it and they helped her.

Sincerely, Ella












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
JR
I Survived: The Chicago Fire
Lauren Tarshis
9/12/16
10/28/16
E
Unusual Chickens For The Exceptional Poultry Farmer
Kelly Jones
11/1/16

JR






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


9/26/16
Dear Ella,
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

9/29/16
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
How are you? My opinion is that that the book is very funny and entertaining. It is entertaining because they have to face many obstacles and problems throughout their journey and there's lots of cliffhangers. I think it's funny because Jamie and Claudia are different but when they are together they make some funny decisions or say funny stuff.
Sincerely, Ella

10/11/16
Dear Ella,
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, I Survived the Great Chicago 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

10/13/16
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
How are you? I could really visualize this part in I Survived: The Great Chicago Fire "KABOOM! A giant ball of fire and cinders blasted into the room." I could see the giant ball of fire crash into the room.

Sincerely,
Ella

11/14/16
Dear Ella,
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

11/16/16
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
How are you? I think that Judson is a very brave kid, not many kids or adults would step up to run for president. I also think that he is very funny because he always has an answer to what ever somebody says. Finally I think that Judson is a very interesting and entertaining person by how he talks and he acts.

Sincerely, Ella
12/5/16
Dear Ella,
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

12/7/16

Dear Miss Gallant,

How are you? My opinion on the book The Kid Who Ran for President is I think that it was a very interesting book and you want to find out if he wins or not and finally at the end of the book he wins and I get all excited but then on his speech he resigns. The book was also interesting because it shows what others are thinking about him not just Judson in the book it shows from others perspective.

Sincerely, Ella