Libby'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
10-20-17
yes
JR
Stella by Starlight Sharon M. Draper
9-7-17
9-19-17
maybe
A
Roller Girl Victoria Jamieson
9-19-17
9-20-17
yes
E
Another Day as Emily Eileen Spinelli
9-20-17
9-27-17
yes
E
The misadventures of the Family Fletcher Dana Alison Levy
10-23-17
11-16-17
maybe
A
Wonder R.J Palacio
11-17-17
11-29-17
yes
JR or C
The Baby-Sitters Club Raina Telgemeier
11-29-17
11-30-17
yes
E
Auggie and me R.J. Palacio
11-30-17
1-16-18
yes
JR or C
Ugly Robert Hoge
1-17-18
2-15-18
to some people
JR
Blackbird Fly Erin Entrada Kelly
2-26-18
3-7-18
maybe
JR
Just My Luck Cammie McGovern
3-8-18
3-28-18
yes
JR
The One and Only Ivan Katherine Applegate
3-29-18
4-12-18
yes
JR
Restart Gordon Korman
4-23-18










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 Libby,
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 Another Day As Emily or your next book (remember to put it on the log!). 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..

September 27, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I am reading the MCBA book Another Day as Emily by Eileen Spinelli. So far I have enjoyed this book. I like this book because I have a brother who is very annoying, and in the story the main character Suzy has a very annoying brother, so one reason I like the book is because I can relate to it. Another reason I like this book is because there is a lot of dialogue.I think that dialogue makes the book more interesting.
Your Student,
Libby Quinn


October 23, 2017
Dear Libby,
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 26, 2017
Dear Mrs McGinnity,
I think the book The Mixed Up Files is different than the movie because in the book there is a character named Saxonberg but in the movie there is not. I think Saxonberg was an important character because in the end of the book we find out that he is Claudia's and Jamie's grandfather. Although some things are different some things are the same. One thing that was the same is that the book and the movie both have the same characters, they both have Claudia, Jamie,their parents,their brothers, the angel,and Mrs.Basil E Frankweiler. Even though I liked the movie I liked the book much more.I liked it more because the book was more detailed than the movie.
Sincerely,
Libby Quinn

November 6, 2017
Dear Libby,
Thank you for you terrific letter. I agree whole-heartedly with you that Saxonberg should have been in the movie of The Mixed Up Files. It's such a great twist and the end of the story! How could Hollywood leave it out!?
In class we are reading Pictures of Hollis Woods. What do you think is important to know about Hollis's character? What is an important character trait that you think describes her and WHY? What are your predictions for what will happen next to Hollis 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

November 8, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
Recently I have been learning more about Hollis. One important thing to know about Hollis is that she loves drawing everything that she sees in her life. One character trait that would describe Hollis is that she is very mischievous. Hollis is mischievous when she escapes the mustard lady, she was also really mischievous when she makes up a plan so she doesn't have to go to school. I think that one thing that is going to happen in the future is that the agency is going to try to separate Hollis and Josie, but they are going to run away together. I think this is going to happen because the author keeps mentioning the agency and how they could separate Hollis from Josie.
Yours Truly,
Libby Quinn

December 3, 2017
Dear Libby,
Thank you for your last letter about Pictures of Hollis Woods. Now that you have reached the end of the book I'd like you to think about Hollis' character at the beginning of the story and at the end. What important life-lesson do you think Hollis learned from her 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 enter an at-home reading book!

December 6, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I think that the book Pictures of Hollis Woods got much better near the end. I think that the author taught Hollis to never give up on things or people that you care about. In the book Hollis meets a lady named Josie. Hollis loves and cares about Josie. Throughout the book Hollis never gives up on Josie. I find that that this is what the author is trying to teach the readers. Hollis has always been very determined to stay with Josie. What I learned from this book is to stick with it even when it is hard.
From,
Libby Quinn

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?

January 17, 2018
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I just finished the book Auggie and Me . Auggie and Me is a book that has different points of view. For example, the bully Julian's point of view is very different from Auggie's best friend Christopher's. The summary of what is happening in the story is that, Auggie the main character is facing problems in school and out of school. Auggie changes throughout the book by learning how to handle his problems, and that school isn't bad, and he is able to make friends even though he is different. Auggie is a character to look up to.
Your student,
Libby Quinn

February 5, 2018
Dear Libby,
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 7, 2018
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
The book Ugly by Robert Hoge is a story about him, Robert Hoge. Robert was born with a large tumor on his face, he also had short twisted legs. His doctors were worried that he may not live. They had to preform many surgery's because of this. Robert does not look like most people, and people judge him for it. There are many cause and effects in this interesting book but I think the most important one is that he was born with a different body, and the cause is that he has to develop a different lifestyle.
See you tomorrow!
Your student,
Libby Quinn


MAKE SURE YOUR BOOK LOG IS UP-TO-DATE
3-5-18
Dear Libby,
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


3-7-18
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I just finished Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly. The main character in the book is Apple. A couple traits that would describe her are, embarrassed and musical. One time Apple interacted with another character is when she interacted with her friend Evan. When Evan came over Apple was embarrassed that her mom spoke in a different language and cooked weird foods. But then Evan said that it was cool that her mom spoke a different language and he ended up liking one of the weird foods that they ate. If I could give Apple advice I would say, "don't worry about what other people think about you, just worry about yourself." If you always dwell on what they think then you'll never be happy.
Your student,
Libby Quinn

May 7,2018
Dear Libby,
Please use your Storyworks magazine and choose a side about our recent discussion on texting and walking. Should it be banned? Make sure you have three reasons to support your opinion. Your letter is due Friday.
Love Mrs. McGinnity
(p.s. sorry the picture is sideways! I saved it vertically and it keeps putting it like this on the sight!)

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May 9, 2018
Dear Mrs. Mcginnity,
I believe texting and walking should be banned. One reason texting should be banned while walking is because it causes millions of injuries in one year. The magazine Story works agrees, it reads, "distracted walking led to more than 11,000 injures in the U.S." This shows how dangerous texting and walking can be.Even if you don't get hurt because the car stopped, the car behind that car could run into the car that stopped for you. This could cause several more injures. Some places are putting up posters such as "Better left unread then dead". Crossing the street while looking at your phone has become a huge deal. Next time you are crossing the street with a phone in your hand think about how it could affect you and the people around you. Another example of how texting and walking affects the U.S is that you could get lost. Most people when they read this think, "who wold get lost just because there texting someone or playing a game?" Well some might wander off to somewhere they don't know, or even find themselves in the middle of a busy road. This could lead to many injures or even death. Finally,there would be less of a chance to get hit by a car if people don't text while walking. For instance, "studies show that your brain cannot focus on both our phones and whats happening around us". This means that if I'm texting while walking across a street I won't be able to pay attention to the cars and will have a more likely chance of getting hit. As you can see, texting while walking is extremely dangerous. Next time your walking around your neighborhood put your phone away and look around at the beautiful world that is surrounding you.
Your student,
Libby Quinn

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