Lily'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 and add a new book for TERM 3:
BOOK TITLE (use capitals)
AUTHOR'S LAST
NAME (use capital)
START
DATE
FINISH
DATE
Easy (E), Just Right (JR),
Challenging (C), Abandoned (A)
Star Wars: Before the Awakening
Rucka
10-15-16

A/E
Kingdom Keepers-Disney after Dark
Pearson
12-11-16
1-1-17
JR
Disenchanted-The Trials of Cinderella
Morrison
1-1-17
1-15-17
JR
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Rowling
1-16-17
1-19-17
JR
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Rowling
1-20-17
1-22-17
JR
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Rowling
1-23-17
1-31-17
JR
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Rowling
2-1-17
2-10-17
JR
Harry Potter and the order of the Phonix
Rowling
2-13-17
2-18-17
JR
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Rowling
3-1-17
3-13-17
JR
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Rowling
3-14-17
3-27-17
JR
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Rowling, Tiffany, Thorne
3-27-17
4-2-17
JR
The Hunger Games
Collins
4-3-17
4-9-17
JR
Catching Fire
Collins
4-10-17
4-24-17
C
OCDaniel
King
4-17-17
4-19-17
JR
A Mango Shaped Space
Mass
4-19-17
4-21-17
JR
When You Reach Me
Stead
4-25-17


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,
The book I am currently reading, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is a play script, so it is third person objective. The perspective is mainly focused on Scorpius and Albus, but sometimes it shows Harry, Hermione, Ron, and others. I can prove this because on page 114, Act Two Scene Eight, it says "HARRY: He's dangerous. ALBUS: Scorpius? Dangerous? Have you met him? Dad, if you honestly think he's the son of Voldemort... HARRY: I don't know what he is, I just know that you need to stay away from him. Bane told me-- ALBUS: Who's Bane?" The story would be different if it focused on another character, such as Hermione, because Hermione changes with each timeline. The book involves time travel, and Albus and Scorpius change the world greatly. Hermione would act differently in each part, and the reader would notice these changes.
From,
Lily



January 3, 2017
Dear Lily,
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 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 learned you should never make assumptions about someone based on how you first see them or on rumors you hear about them. In the story, Kingdom Keepers—Disney After Dark, a character who at first seems evil and bad, turns out to be nice. In real life, similar situations can occur. The other theme is that working together is better than working alone. I learned this because in the book, Finn and his friends must solve a riddle about how to defeat Maleficent, the evil witch who wants to take over Disney World. They work together in many places. Whether it be finding clues in the It's a Small World ride, or finding Walt Disney's old quill, if it had been just one of the team members, they most likely would have failed.
From,
Lily





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
How to Steal a Dog
Barbara O'Conner
9-8-16
9-12-16
JR
Return to the Isle of the Lost
Melissa De la Cruz
9-13-16
9-28-16
JR
A Clatter of Jars
Lisa Graff
10-29-16
10-3-16
JR
The Doll People
Martwin AND Godwin
10-4-16
10-9-16
JR
Water Castle
Blakemore
10-9-16
10-15-16
JR
Star Wars: Before the Awakening
Rucka
10-15-16

JR

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

9/26/16
Dear Lily,
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


9-29-16
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I liked the book From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, because I find I am a lot like Claudia in the ways that we both like things organized, want to learn as much as we can and sometimes correct people's grammar. I also like it because the things that it mentions are real things, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the store with the typewriter in front. The book is sometimes also humorous, like when Claudia and Jamie find that the paper in the typewriter was already typed on, yet used the paper anyway. Those are just three of the reasons why I like From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.
From, Lily


10/11/16
Dear Lily,
Thank you so much for your letter about The Mixed Up Files. Make sure to add your new reading book to your log because this week I would like you to find a sentence or two from your at-home reading book 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 Mrs. McGinnity,
When I was reading page 42 of the MCBA book, Water Castle, I could really visualize the school building. Meghan Fraizer Blakemore wrote "The school was an old brick schoolhouse, complete with a tower with a bell to call them to class in the morning. Next to it was a smaller building with yellow clapboards. The bus circle was nearly full, and some kids were milling around the front door."
From, Lily

11/14/16
Dear Lily,
This week for your letter I would like you to think about Hollis in Pictures of Hollis Woods. 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 4 sentences long and has been proofread for capitals, spelling and punctuation.
Looking forward to reading your letter,
Love, Mrs. McGinnity

11-16-16
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I thinks that Hollis Woods from the book Pictures of Hollis Woods is stubborn, loving, and creative. I can tell she is stubborn because she refuses to leave Josie to be with Eleanor's family. Hollis is loving because she thinks a lot about the Old Man, Izzy, and Stephen. She also cares a lot about Josie. I can tell theat Hollis is very creative because after almost every chapter, there is a description of one of her pictures, something she drew when she was with the Reagons. Hollis Wood is a very interesting character to read about and I am enjoying Pictures of Hollis Woods very much.
From, Lily

12/5/16
Dear Lily,
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 week's letter, I would like you to tell me your overall opinion of your guided reading book, Pictures of Hollis Woods. 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

12-5-16
Dear Ms. Gallant and Mrs. McGinnity,
I love the book Pictures of Hollis Woods because it is a mixture of happy and sad, and really makes the reader feel for the main character, Hollis. My favorite part was at the end, because of Christina. Hollis gets a new baby sister that is just full of love. I also liked that she finally understands that it is not her fault that Pop and Steven are arguing. The book Pictures of Hollis Woods was, in my opinion, a very entertaining read.
From, Lily