Joe'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 please finish it as soon as possible and add a NEW TERM 3 book.

BOOK TITLE (use capitals)
AUTHOR'S LAST
NAME (use capital)
START
DATE
FINISH
DATE
Easy (E), Just Right (JR),
Challenging (C), Abandoned (A)
The Enemy Above
Michael P. Spradlin
11-14-16
12-2-16
JR
The Hobbit
J.R.R.Tolken
12-4-16
??????
Abandoned!
TheIronTrial
Cassandra Clare
12-9-16
12-13-16
jr
The Copper Gauntlet
Cassandra Clare
1-1-17
1-20-17
jr
The Grey Ghost
Julie Hahnke
1-21-17
1-23-17
e
Dune
Frank Herbert
3-23-17

c
The Hammer of Thor
Rick Riordan
4-17-17

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

March 28, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
In the book Dune, the point of view is 3rd person omniscient . It shows this on page 36,'There stand I, Hawat thought.' It usually says what Paul is thinking, but now, it is showing what Hawat is thinking. Another evidence is on page 54, when it says,'And the Duke thought: The truth could be worse than he imagines, but even dangerous facts are valuable if you've been trained to deal with them. And there's one place where nothing has been spared for my son, dealing with dangerous facts. This must be leaven, though; he is young.' That shows the Duke's thoughts rather than Hawat's thoughts. If the story was told in first person perspective, you would see the words I, my, mine, and you would not know the Duke's and Hawat's reactions to what Paul does. Those are the reasons why Dune is in 3rd person omniscient.
Sincerely,
Joe Qi







January 3, 2017
Dear Joe,
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 The Iron Trial 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



1/4/17
Dear Ms.McGinnity,
I hope you had a wonderful vacation too! I think the theme for The Iron Trial is keep going and it may not be as bad as it seems. That's because Callum's father told him Magisterium is a terrible place where his friend and Call's mother died. When Call went there it didn't seem as bad as his dad described. This means things might be better than you think, just let it happen.
Your student, Joe









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
The Lightning Thief
Rick Riordan
9-7-16
9-15-16
JR
The Unwanted: The Island of
Silence
Lisa McMann
9-25-16

JR
Dewey
Vicki Myron
9-26-16
11-1-16
c
The Throne of Fire
Rick Rordon
10-29-16

JR











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



9/26/16

Dear Joe,
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,
Hi, my opinion of the Mixed-Up Files is that it is a adventurous story. I believe the story is adventurous because Claudia and Jamie, the main characters, ran away from injustice of their family and decided to escaped to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The siblings escaped to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where they had an adventure trying to solve the mystery of angel. An adventurous book would be The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs.Basil E, Frankweiler.
Sincerely, Joe
:)


10/11/16
Dear Joe,
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, Dewey, 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

10-12-16
Dear Ms.McGinnity
How are you? This part of the book Dewey helped me visualize. "The vanity door in the bathroom was ripped off its hinges. The kids threw all my records at the wall and broke them. Someone put beer cans down the heating vents. My pills were gone." From the details this part gives me, I'm able to visualize the door ripped off the hinges, the shattered records on the ground, and the empty cabinet of pills.
Sincerely, Joe

11/14/16
Dear Joe,
This week for your letter I would like you to think about Teddy in Poached. 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 isAT LEAST 4 sentences long and has been proofread for capitals, spelling and punctuation.
Looking forward to reading your letter,
Love, Mrs. McGinnity

11/14/15
Dear Ms. McGinnity
Hi! My thoughts about the character Teddy is that he is weak minded ( meaning easily changed by force) and determined. He is weak minded because the bully ( I forgot the name) forced him with his fists. The boy is determined because he did not give up in running away from Large Marge. The character is also determined because when he was held guilty by the cops, Teddy was still on the run. This is what I think of Teddy.
Sincerely Joe :)


12/5/16
Dear Joe,
I hope you have been enjoying your reading group with Mrs. G-H. It is my understanding that you have just started a guided reading book. For this week's letter, I would like you to give me your opinion about the book thus far. Is there a certain character that sticks out to you? Is there something about the book that makes you excited to keep reading it? Give at least two examples that back up your opinion. Don't forget to proofread your letter for spelling, capitals, and punctuation before you post. I look forward to reading about your guided reading book!
Love, Miss Gallant


12/5/16
Dear Miss Gallant,
Hi! My guided reading book is called The Cay, so far ( chapter 1-2 ) the main character is Phillip. The situation is what I like, it is WW2, on a island above South America but owed by the Dutch. That area is very important for the war because it provided oil. Then suddenly, the Germans attack. I like this book and interested to read more because I like WW1+2 history books.
Sincerely, Joe