Jeff'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 you need to finish it. Add a NEW term 3 book to this log asap.

BOOK TITLE (use capitals)
AUTHOR'S LAST
NAME (use capital)
START
DATE
FINISH
DATE
Easy (E), Just Right (JR),
Challenging (C), Abandoned (A)
I am Number Four
Pittacus Lore
12/1/2016
12/26/2016
c
The Power of Six
Pittacus Lore
12/28/2016
1/16/2017
c
The Rise of Nine
Pittacus Lore
1/16/2017
1/30
c
the fall of five
pittacus lore
2/1
2/22/17
c
The Revenge Of Seven
Pittacus Lore
2/23/17
3/17/17
c
The Fate Of Ten
Pittacus Lore
3/18/17
4/8/2017
c
United As One
Pittacus Lore
4/9/2017



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

3/27/2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
The story is told in first person. It switches between characters every chapter. In John's perspective on page 106 the story says "I wake up on a hard plastic bench". If the story was told by the Mogadorian leader Setracus Ra you would know why the Mogadorians want to invade Earth.
From,
Jeff



January 3, 2017
Dear Jeff,
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 Am Number Four 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

1/4/2017

Dear Mrs. McGinnity,

The theme was first impressions are not always correct. In the beginning Mark is mean but gets nice. Mark fills Johns locker with cow poop. At the end he saves John's life.
From, Jeff








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
E
The Seven Wonders Book 2
lerangus
9/5/16
10/1/16
JR
Belly Up
Gibbs
10/2/16
10/ 21/16
e
The Gollywhopper games
feldman
10/22/16
11/2/16
e
Big Game
Gibbs
11/3/16

e











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


9/26/16
Dear Jeff,
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

9-28-16
Dear Ms. McGinnity,
The book The Mixed Up Files of Ms. Basil E Frankwieler was bad. I think this because it was about two kids in a boring museum and they do not do anything interesting. The book reminded me of when I visited the Harvard Museum of Natural History. It would be more interesting if they almost get caught but do not get caught.
Goodbye,
Jeff
:D


10/11/16
Dear Jeff,
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, Belly Up, 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,
I could really visualize this part in Belly Up, "You started at a thundering 150 foot waterfall, then hiked through a jungle filled with birds and monkeys, visiting scenic veiwpoints from which you could see flocks of flamingos, huge Nile crocodiles and of course the hippos." It helps me visualize the setting by making it so I could hear the waterfall and it made me think of animals.
From,
Jeff

11/14/16
Dear Jeff,
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



11/14/16
Dear Mrs.McGinnity,
Judson is a brave kid for running for president. Judson should not be running for president. No kid should because kids would not be very good at coming up with good ideas to help the country. Judson is the best fit for being a kid president because he has some ideas for helping the country's problems.
from,
Jeff

12/5/16
Dear Jeff,

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


12/7/2016
Dear Miss Gallant,


My opinion of the Kid Who Ran For President is the book was bad because it was all about politics and presidents. Elections are boring. In the book they are only talking about their opinions and it is boring. For example on page 56 it says ''I want to know your opinion of gun control''. On page 57 it says ''whats the first thing you would do as president''.



From, Jeff