Kylin'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 finish it please 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)
Land of stories 5
Chris Colfer
9/5/16

JR A
The BFG
Roald Dahl
12/13/16
1/2/17
jr
Smile
Raina Telegemier
1/23/17


The Fourteenth Goldfish
Jennifer L. Holm
3/31/17

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

4/3/17
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
In the story, The Fourteenth Goldfish is in first person point of view. You could tell this is in first person because it says words such as I, my, and other words. An example of this is on page 2 in the third paragraph, "I took my goldfish home and named it Goldie like every other kid in the world who thought they were being original."
Your student,
Kylin






January 3, 2017
Dear Kylin,
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 BFG 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

1/5/17
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I think the theme for the BFG is to never judge a book by its cover. This is because when Sophie first met the BFG she thought he was big and scary and was going to eat her, but she was wrong. They became friends with and helped save the innocent lives of others from being eaten by giants.
Your student,
Kylin













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 Return to Narnia
Lewis
9/2/16
9/18/16
A
Absolutely Almost
Lisa Graff
9/23/16
11/5/16
A
Land of stories 5
Chris Colfer
9/5/16

JR
















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


9/26/16

Dear Kylin,
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

9/30/16
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I liked The Mixed Up Files, because I loved how adventurous this story was. I also like how Jamie is dumb, I think he makes the book great. Not only is it adventurous, but it's also funny. I find this book perfect for me personally because of those two reasons; they really support the reasons why I like the book The Mixed Up Files.
Sincerely,
Kylin
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10/11/16
Dear Kylin,
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 Return to Narnia, 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

10/19/16
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
In the book The Return to Narnia , the author wrote "It had everything you could want on an occasion of that sort -- rumbling waterfalls, silver cascades, deep, amber-colored pools, mossy rocks, and deep moss on the banks in which you could sink over your ankles, every kind of fern, jewel like dragonflies, sometimes a hawk overhead, and once an eagle." This sentence helped me visualize this beautiful scene.
Yours Truly,
Kylin

11/14/16
Dear Kylin,
This week for your letter I would like you to think about Sammy in Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief. 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 3 sentences long and has been proofread for capitals, spelling and punctuation.
Looking forward to reading your letter,
Love, Mrs. McGinnity

11/15/16
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I like Sammy in the book Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Theif, I think she is a very unique character. I think Sammy is courageous, because she stood up to a bully for her friend, Marissa, which takes a lot of bravery to do so, this is why I believe Sammy is a unique character. I also think she is a very curious character, because she looks outside with her binoculars and sees what is going on in the town, which this is another reason why I believe she is unique.
Your student,
Kylin

12/5/16
Dear Kylin,
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, Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief. 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

12/7/16
Dear Miss Gallant,
In my opinion, I find the book Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief to be a great book. An example of why I think that is when Sammy pretends to be Heather, and gets her in trouble. I think that part makes the book great, because I think that a great trait for a book is that it should have some humor in it.
Your friend,
Kylin