Jaiden's Wiki Page


Welcome to your personal page! It is here that you will keep track of what you are reading. You will need to click on the EDIT button to make changes and you will need to click on SAVE when you are done. To begin we are going to add book titles, author's and other information to the chart below

TITLE OF BOOK AUTHOR'S LAST NAME
DATE STARTED
DATE FINISHED
RECOMMEND?
E, JR, C or A
Mixed Up Files Konigsburg
9-1-17



Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School Jeff Kinney
9-7-17
9/18/17
no
A
The Witches Roald Dahl
9-25-17
10-12-17
YES!
c
I survived 5 true storys Tarshis
10-12-17
10- 26-17
yup!
jr
Maps and Geography Jennings
10-26-17
11- 7-17
kind of.. YES!
jr
The Truth of Me MacLachlan
11-7-17
11- 10 -17
yes
e
El Deafo Bell
11-10- 17
11-21-17
sure
jr
Bad Kitty Bruel
11-27-17
11-30-17
yes
E
Flora and Ulyesses DiCamillo
12-1-17
12- 18- 17
YES
C
Diary of a wimpy kid Kinney
1-16-18
1- 16-18
idk
a
Hardy Boys The tower treasure Dixon
1-16-18
2-6-18
yes
jr
Hardy Boys The House on the Cliff Dixon
2-6-18
3-6-18
yes
jr
Hardy Boys The Secret of the Old Mill
2-7-18
3-29-18
yes
c
Hardy Boys The Missing Chums
3-30-18





It is your responsibility to keep this log up-to-date. You fill in any time you start a new book or any time you finish. You must spell the title and author's name correctly and both should be capitalized. Our first entry will be done in class and then you need to add your at-home reading books as needed. When you need more lines, let me know!

September 24, 2017
Dear Jaiden,
This week's wiki assignment is to write a letter back to me about the book you are reading at home. You can write about Diary of a Wimpy Kid or your next book (remember to put it on the log!) because you must be done with Wimpy Kid by now!. Tell me if you like the book and why or why not. Please give two examples to support your opinion, (examples of sentence starters for your example: "I liked this book because... I also thought that....".) Your letter should be at least 3 complete sentences long. It should include the 5 parts of a friendly letter, date, greeting, body, closing, and your name. You can write more, but that's up to you! Post your letter right below mine. I'm looking forward to reading your letter!
Best Wishes,
Mrs. McGinnity..

Sept. 25, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
The book I started is The Witches by Roald Dahl. I like this book because it is full of silly jokes and detail. For example, at the beginning of the story I enjoyed what the grand kids called their grand mother " grandmama". Another example is when Roald Dahl writes "A sea of naked scalps" referring to hairless people in frount of the main character.
Sincerely,
Jaiden


October 23, 2017
Dear Jaiden,
Hello! I hope your week is off to a great start. This week's assignment is to use the Venn Diagram we made in class and write me a letter that compares and contrasts the book, The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler, with the movie version. (In your letter you can just call it The Mixed Up Files.) You should give an example of one major way they are the same, and one major way they are different. Your final sentence should explain to me which one you liked better and WHY (that means use ,EVIDENCE). Remember, you must include the 5 parts of a friendly letter: date, greeting, body, closing and your name. You must also post your letter right below this one. Proofread too!
I look forward to reading your letter.
Love,
Mrs. McGinnity

October 23, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
In the book The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler there are some major differences and major ways they are the same than in the movie. An example of a difference , in the book Claudia and Jamie ( the two main characters) have two brothers, Steve and Kevin, as in the movie they only have one brother Steve. One reason why they're the same is,they still end up running away to the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York City. And finally the one I like better is, the book because it has better effect on the reader as to hooking their attention. An example of this is when Jamie approached the janitor in the bathroom, I personally thought more suspense filled my head in the book than in the movie.
Best wishes,
Jaiden

November 6, 2017
Dear Jaiden,
Thank you so much for your letter. I agree with you, I think the book contained far more suspense with the "close calls" that Claudia and Jamie had while hiding in the bathrooms of the museum. I love the part when Jamie is "thinking" stay put to Claudia and I wish that had been in the movie.
In class we are reading Eleven. What do you think is important to know about Sam's character? What is an important character trait that you think describes him and WHY? What are your predictions for what will happen next to Sam in the story and why do you think that? Your letter should answer the 3 questions above and should include the 5 parts of the friendly letter.
I look forward to reading your letter!
Love, Mrs. McGinnity

Nov. 8, 2017
Dear Mrs. Mcginnity,
In the book Eleven One thing that is important about Sam's character, he has strange dreams with the number 11 reoccurring in each of them. One trait about Sam is he is mischievous because he wants to sneak Caroline into the attic. One prediction I have for Sam is he will figure out why when 11 is in his dreams it is so important. Thank you and I look forward to reading what you think of what I wrote. Sorry it was short I couldn't think of anything.
Your friend, Jaiden.


December 3, 2017
Dear Jaiden,
Thank you for your last letter about Eleven. Now that you have reached the end of the book I'd like you to think about Sam's character at the beginning of the story and at the end. What important life-lesson do you think Sam learned from his experiences in the story? What did you learn by reading this book? This is sometimes called the author's message or theme. Be sure to answer both questions, even if you think both you and the character learned the same thing. Don't forget all 5 parts of the friendly letter! Post your letter below mine.
Love,
Mrs. McGinnity
p.s. you MUST have an at-home reading book listed.

December 12, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
In the book Eleven one thing that is important about Sam's experiences is that he builds a small wooden castle without Caroline. One thing that I learned was that it's ok to be independent. I think that the author's message is that it's ok to be different. I'm looking forward to reading your response. One thing Sam learned from his experiences is, he shouldn't find only the bad in himself and look for the good.
Yours truly,
Jaiden.
p.s. I didn't have any room to log When I was reading Bad Kitty.

January 16, 2018
Happy New Year!
For your first wiki letter of the new year, please make sure your book log is up-to-date. You should be reading a good fit chapter book 20 minutes each night.
Next, we are working on monitoring our comprehension as we read to make sure we really understand what we are reading. Think about your at-home reading book. Answer two of the monitoring questions about your book in your friendly letter back to me. Make sure you include all 5 parts of a friendly letter.
Love,
Mrs. McGinnity

Monitoring for Comprehension Questions (pick 2)
1. What is happening in the story?
2. What is happening to the characters?
3. Is the character changing?
4. What do I think will happen next?
5. What is the problem?

1/18/18
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
In the book The Tower Treasure , Frank and Joe are facing difficulty while trying to catch the crook who stole a jalopy from their friend Chet. Chet's car is the " Pride of Chet's life." This car meant a lot and cost a lot so the Hardy boys shouldn't give up. I think that they will find the thief, return the car, and towards the end I think that their father will make an appearance.
Signing off,
Jaiden

February 5, 2018
Dear Jaiden,
We have been working on cause and effect in reading. Cause is the reason something happens and effect is the result, what actually does happen due to the cause. We sometimes call it reason & result.
Think about your at-home reading book. Identify an important example of cause and effect. It should be important because it some how impacts the character or the story's plot. Think of it this way, if it DIDN'T happen, the action or the story would be completely different. EXPLAIN why this cause and effect example is important to the narrative.
I look forward to reading your letter!
Love, Mrs. McGinnity

February 5, 2018
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
Thank you for your letter. In the story The Tower Treasure, One example of cause and effect is the boys go to New York because their father got them tickets to there, but he had got the tickets so they could have helped their father while taking notice to the case. I personally haven't realized any other key cause and effects, but I have a prediction about one. That is Joe and Frank will catch the thief whom stole the Tower treasure and get the 1,000 dollar reward.
Cordially,
Jaiden





MAKE SURE YOUR BOOK LOG IS UP-TO-DATE

3-5-18

Dear Jaiden,

As we saw in class, when we read we can learn from and teach our characters. This week here is what you need to do: Introduce me to your main character and tell me two or three important character traits. (one sentence.) Then tell me about a time when your main character interacted with another character in the story (this should only be about one sentence.) Finally you can decide to share with me the advice you would want to give your character OR you can tell me what you learned from your character's behavior. I look forward to understanding what you INFERRED from your character's behavior.

Love,

Mrs. McGinnity





3-6-18

Dear Mrs. McGinnity,


Thank you for your letter. A main character in the book The House On The Cliff, by Franklin W. Dixon is Joe Hardy.A character trait that he has is determination and awareness.This character is constantly interacting with his brother, Frank Hardy and this is the most important interaction. This is when Joe and his brother swam from their friends boat to a tunnel in which leads to their missing father. One thing that I learned from Joe is to always stay alert in times of desperation. He demonstrated this when he was narrowly navigating through slippery and sharp rocks.