Griffin'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:

YOUR BOOK LOG NEEDS SERIOUS UPDATING! Add a new TERM 3 book as soon as possible:

BOOK TITLE (use capitals)
AUTHOR'S LAST
NAME (use capital)
START
DATE
FINISH
DATE
Easy (E), Just Right (JR),
Challenging (C), Abandoned (A)
Dairy of a Wimpy Kid
Kinnely
11/25

JR
Spy School
Stuart Gibbs(same
author as poached)
3/20

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

3/28
Dear Mrs.McGinnity
I think that in the book Spy School the author writes in 3rd person limited. The reason I Think this is because you only know what the main character is thinking but you don't know what any other characters are thinking you only know what they'er saying or how there acting. If it were told from the secondary character Erica then it would be a lot different because in the story the main character is new at Spy School so he isn't really that good at being a spy yet but Erica has been there for a while so she is a much better spy, so the story would be a lot different if it were from her point of view.
Sincerely
Griffin



January 3, 2017
Dear Griffin,
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 talk book should be in the log above 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













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 Water Castle(MCBA)
Blakemore
8-27-16

JR
The Mixed Up Files
Konigsburg
9-6-16
9-23-16
JR
The Water Castle(MCBA)
Blakemore
9-27-16

JR
The Water Castle (MCBA)
Blakemore
10/11/16

JR
dairy off a wimpy kid
Jeff Kinney
ll/9/16

JR






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



9/26/16
Dear Griffin,
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

9/27/16
Dear Mrs. McGinnity
I liked the book The Mixed up Files because I feel that I could understand everything that happened in the book. I also liked the story The Mixed up Files because it had some mystery funny parts and even secrets. Another reason I liked The Mixed up Files is I could feel what the characters were feeling which made me feel like I am one of the characters in the story. I especially liked the drivers report I thought it was hilarious. I hope you enjoyed reading this letter and hope you think that i had good reasons why I like The Mixed up Files.
Sincerely Griffin P.

10/11/16
Dear Griffin,
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

10/11/16
Dear Mrs. MicGinnity
The following sentence is what I believe a good visualization sentence in the book Water Castle, I hope you agree. "When they came out the door of the buildings, stone animals surrounded them. The sculptures towered over them, as if the children had been shrunk or wandered into an alternate world where everything was over sized. Some of the sculptures were grown over with lichen, and almost seemed to glow a green silver in the afternoon light." I believe that this is a good visualization sentence because it says whats around them what around them looks like and partly where they came from.
Sincerely Griffin P

11/14/16
Dear Griffin,
This week for your letter I would like you to think about Hollis in Pictures of Hollis Woods. What is your opinion of her? Why? What character traits would you use to describe her. 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

ll/15/16

Dear Mrs. McGinnity
My opinion of Hollis Woods is that she likes to be alone except when she feels at home. I think she likes to be alone because most families do not accept her and say she is to much trouble. I think Hollis is independent adventures a great drawer and a foster child. These are what I think the traits and opinion of Hollis woods.
Sincerely Griffin P


12/5/16
Dear Griffin,
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, Pictures of Hollis Woods. 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

12/8
.
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
My overall opinion of the book The Pictures of Hollis Woods is that it started out kind of slow but as we got more and more into it it got more and more interesting.one part of the book was very exciting when the truck went over the edge of the cliff. The reason why I think this part of the book was exciting was because the second part of the book had more action including a truck falling over a cliff with yelling.

Sincerely, Griffin P