Morgan'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 the log.

BOOK TITLE (use capitals)
AUTHOR'S LAST
NAME (use capital)
START
DATE
FINISH
DATE
Easy (E), Just Right (JR),
Challenging (C), Abandoned (A)
Smile
Telgemeier
11/21/16
11/31/16
JR
Sisters
Telgeimer
12/1/16

A
Upsidedown Magic
Jenkins
12/14\16
12/19/16
JR
The Water Castle
Fraizer
1/23/17

A
Quinny and Hopper
Schanen
3/2/17
3/21/17
JR
El Deafo
Bell
3/22/17

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


3/29/17
Dear Mrs. Mcginity
How are you? The book El Deafo by Cece Bell is in first person view.
For example, "He He! I wish you went to our school! Haha me too!" Which is on page 52. The evedence that is in the text is that she says I and Me and first person is when you are talking about your self or thinking about yourself and according to the main character and also the author, Cece, she keeps saying me and I when she is talking about herself.
The perspective of the story is Cece and she is telling what she is doing, thinking, or saying. It would be different to have her sister telling the story because when Cece was in the hospital she must have been feeling really upset and when they were hiding the hats around the house she must have been feeling excited for her to come home and to see the smile on her face when she gets to go on the scavenger hunt. Over all this book was a good fit and interesting fun book.

Sincerely,
Morgan Lemone


January 3, 2017
Dear Morgan,
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


January 5, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! I think the author of my book talk book wanted me to think about how you should never be ungrateful for what you already have. The main character of my book didn't want to have upside down magic but in the end her upside down magic saved someone's life. She also didn't want to go back home because she made a lot of friends who were just like her.
Love,
Morgan










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 Filese
Konigsburg
9\6\16
9/23/16
JR
The Cupcake Club
Berk
9/5/16
10/5/16
JR
The Cupcake Club
Berk
10/5/16

JR





















I am excited to discuss your reading with you.
Love, Mrs. McGinnity
You do not have an at-home-reading book listed this year! Please be sure to enter one!!

9/26/16
Dear Morgan,
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

9/26/16
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
How are you?
I really liked this book, for example I really got tuned in and I felt like I was in the story. Another example is I thought it was a movie because when I got tuned in I could imagine everything you were saying. Whenever you said the phrase "ok, get your snack out", I felt very sad because I wanted you to keep on reading. This book has a lot of positive feelings especially a lot of laughter. This book was happy, exciting but never sad which is good because I don't like sad books.
I really liked this book! I would read it 5 more times in a whole day if I wouldn't get sick :).
Your Friend,
Morgan

10/11/16
Dear Morgan,
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 Cupcake Club, 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,
I could really visualize this setting of the story when the author writes "The ballroom was filled with Roman statues and columns with vines climbing to the ceiling. The buffet table was set with every kind of Italian food imaginable: lasagne, spaghetti and meatballs, pepperoni pizza. And the center of the room was a replica of the Trevi Fountain." I could tell that this was a really fancy birthday party and if I were the birthday girl I would be amazed. Icould also tell that the parents are rich because they rented a ballroom filled with roman statues and columns winded all the way up to the celing with vines.

Sincerely,
Morgan

11/14/16
Dear Morgan,
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


11/16/16
Dear Mrs.McGinnity
Sammy is really suspicious I think that she is really outgoing,and she doesn't hide away she just put herself out there and isn't shy at all like one in the part, when the police came to Marissa's house she wasn't really nervous she knew everything was going to go well.
Sammy is funny she's really outgoing and not doubtful.

Love, Morgan

12/5/16
Dear Morgan,
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

12/8/16

Dear Ms.Gallant

I'm good how are you? I have really like the book Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief My overall opinion was when Sammy hid behind the garbage bin when the theif was chasing him and he heard a noise coming from the inside of the trash bin and he says "I know your in there kid!" And he goes diving in and Sammy traps him by lifting the heavy lid and the police shows up and they take the theif to jail.
Love, Morgan Lemone