Gavin'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.


If you are still reading a book from term 2 you need to finish it quickly and add a NEW TERM 3 book asap:

BOOK TITLE (use capitals)
NAME (use capital)
Easy (E), Just Right (JR),
Challenging (C), Abandoned (A)
Big Nate
Lincoln Pierce
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney
Survived the Attacks of September 11
Lauren Tarshis
Raquel J. Palacio

I Survived the Great Chicago Fire
Lauren Tarshis

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

Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
In the book, I survived the attacks of the Chicago fire by the author of Lauren Tarshis, is in third person limited.And the story is told by the narrator. Some things that I found this out with were, when the narrator stated that Lucas ran into the building, and saved the little kids. How I knew that it was 3rd person limited is that the narrator Lauren Tarshis makes it so that the reader only knows what the main character is thinking. Instead of 3rd person omniscient when you know what everybody is thinking because omni means all. Or 1st person when the story is being told by only the main character, or if it is 3rd person objective when you only know what no one is thinking. I think the story would be different if it was told by another character because almost the whole story would change like when helot pushed in the nose, if it was told by Jenny it would be much different. This evidence proves that the story is 3rd person limited.

January 3, 2017
Dear Gavin,
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 I Survived 9/11 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!
Mrs. McGinnity

Dear mrs McGinnity
My theme of the story is that even though a little boy can't play football and is feeling a little down, he still helps people get to safety. He helped them get to safety when the whole building fell and brought every one into a gas station and took cover.
Gavin O'Connor

BOOK TITLE (use capitals)
AUTHOR'S LAST NAME (use capital)
Easy (E), Just Right (JR), Challenging (C), Abandoned (A)
The Mixed Up Files
Jude Watson
The Fourteenth Goldfish
Jennifer L. Holm


Gavin O'Connor 6.19
I am excited to discuss your reading with you.
Love, Mrs. McGinnity

Dear Gavin,
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

Dear Mrs. McGinnity
I did like it because it was a mystery I felt this way when they first started to realize angel and when they wanted to find out who sculpted the angel. I felt this way because mysteries really make the book interesting. Another reason why I did like it was because the story had a lot of action and cought my attention. I felt this way because whenever there is action it shoots me out of my seat.
That raps it up for how i feel about The Mixed Up Files
Gavin O'Connor 6.19

Dear Gavin,
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, Loot, 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.
Mrs. McGinnity

Dear Mrs McGinnity,
I am not completely done with the book called Loot but here is the part of the book so far that helps me really visualize what is happening in the book." aA picturesque bridge over a dark canal in Amsterdam","She turned to March and Jules and said with bright ferocity, "Do not go anywhere! I can see you from that window!" That concludes my letter of the book that is called Loot so far it is really good!
Gavin O'Connor

Dear Gavin,
This week for your letter I would like you to think about Nolan in Shredderman. 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

Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
To me Nolan seems like one of those kids that is like alone but is cool in his own secret ways.I think he is like that because in the last chapter that I read he climbed onto the school roof and threw the confetti off of it. I think that he is smart, athletic, and agile.
From Gavin O'Connor 6.19


Dear Gavin,
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

Dear Mrs. McGinnity and miss Galant ,
My overall opinion of my book but first my book is Shredderman not Troublemaker, one opinion of the book is when Nolan goes on the roof and shoots the confetti cannon it rawly helped me visualize what was happening in the book one part was when he looked down and saw that it was really far down and he slipped. It also really was active, for example when the author described Nolan seeing a spider and also when nolan shot the confetti off of the roof. That was my overall opinion of my book Shredderman.
From, Gavin