Ella G"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 finish it and please add a book to your new log.

BOOK TITLE (use capitals)
AUTHOR'S LAST
NAME (use capital)
START
DATE
FINISH
DATE
Easy (E), Just Right (JR),
Challenging (C), Abandoned (A)
Wonder
R.J Palacio
11-15-16
12-30-16
JR





Fish In a Tree
Lynda Mullaly Hunt
12/31/16

A
Absolutely Almost
Lisa Graff
3/29/17

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

3/29/17
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I just recently started reading the book Absolutely Almost. So far it is about a young boy named Albie and it is in first person perspective. I know this because on page 10 Albie's mom is speaking to him and the author uses the words "she said" for when the mom is speaking and the words I replied when Albie is speaking which I is a key word. The evidence from page 10 is, "Say hello," "I'm too old for a nanny" I replied. If this was from the mom's perspective it would have said, "say hello" I said to Albie, "I'm too old for a nanny" Albie replied to me. Absolutely Almost is in first person perspective and Albie is telling the story.
Sincerely,
Ella G





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 Wonder 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 4,2017
Dear Mrs.McGinnity,
I believe that the author of Wonder wanted the readers to think about being confident and proud of who you are. I think this because the main character August puts himself down and is not confident at some points but other points in the story he is confident and he feels as almost he can take over the whole world and it's almost like more and more good things happen because he doesn't pay to much attention to the negative around him.
Sincerely,
Ella G














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
JR
Poached
Stuart Gibbs
9-7-16

A
The Witch's Boy
Kelly Barnhill
9-23-16
11/14/16
JR
Wonder
R.J. Ralacio
11-15-16

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,


9/26/16
Dear Mrs.McGinnity
I thought that the book The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler was a great book. I think that it was good because it had a lot of detail, dialogue and great action. There was a lot of good action in the part when the guard came down the stairs and Jamie tried to use his mind to tell Claudia to stay where she was. There was good dialogue when they kept on having conversations with Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, for example when they where talking about if Micheal Angelo made the sculpture of the angel.
Sincerely,
Ella G

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, The Witch's Boy, 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,
In the book The Witch's Boy a good part that I can visualize is, "the sun hovered over the edge of the sky". I can really picture this sentence because it talks about the sun hovering so I pictured the sunrise over a field.
Sincerely,
Ella G

11/14/16
Dear Ella,
This week for your letter I would like you to think about Clay in Troublemaker. 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

11/14/16
Dear Mrs.McGinnity,
I think that Clay is a trouble maker and that he wants to be like his brother who was also a troublemaker. I think this because the book said that his brother was a trouble maker and when Clay did something bad he would say "I can't wait to tell Mitch" and Mitch was his older brother, Also I think he is a troublemaker because it tells about a bunch of bad things that he did that got him sent to the principal's office. His character traits are adventurous,troublesome, and a daredevil.
Sincerely,
Ella G

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, Troublemaker. 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

12/6/16
Dear Mrs.Gallant/Mrs.McGinnity,

My opinion on TroubleMaker is that it is a fun and interesting book I think this because I like that there is a lot of cliff hangers and I always want to keep reading ahead, also I think that it does a good job describing everything for example when they describe the donkey in the beginning of the book.
Sincerely,
Ella G