Rosie'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
10-23-17
Yes!
JR
The Screaming Staircase Stroud
9-7-17
9-12-17
Not really...
A
The Goldfish Boy Thompson
9-12-17
9-13-17
Yes!!!!!!!
JR
Mamba Point Scaletta
9-13-17
9-14-17
Yes
E
Witch Twins Griffin
9-15-17
9-17-17
Yes, but I had already read it.
E
Mr Lemoncello's Library Grabenstein
9-19-17
9-20-17
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
C
Witch Twins at Camp Bliss
9-22-17
9-22-17
Yes!!!
E
Spaced Out Gibbs
9-24-17
9-24-17
Yeah!
JR
Castle Glower Series George
9-24-17

Yeah!!
A
The Twistrose Key Almhjell
9-25-17
9-26-17
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
C
Inspector Flytrap Angleberger & Bell
9-27-17
9-27-17
I guess so...
E
The Mysterious Benedict Society Stewart
9-27-17
?
Yes!!!!!!
C
The Jumbies Baptiste
9-29-17
10-4-17
Yes!!!!!
C
The Truth Of Me
10-4-17
10-4-17
Yes!
E
Splendors and Glooms
10-20-17
10-23-17
It was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
C
Magnus Chase Book 1 Riordan
10-23-17
10-24-17
I had to return it...
A
Mr. Lemoncello Book 3 Grabenstien
10-23-17
10-24-17
Totally!
JR
Ghosts of Greenglass House Milford
10-29-17
10-30-17
Yes!
C
Nuts to You Perkins
Halloween
11-1-17
It was okay.
E
Letters From Wolfie Sherlock
11-10-17
11-14-17
I did like it...
A
Orphan Train Girl Kline
11-14-17
11-20-17
Yes!
C
The Water Castle Frazer
11-24-17
12-3-17
Yes!
C
Another Day As Emily Spinelli
12-13-17
12-13-17
Yes
E
When You Reach Me Stead
1-12-18
1-16-18
Yes!
C
When the Sea Turned to Silver Lin
1-7-18










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 Rosie,
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 Witch Twins , Mr Lemoncello's Library 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 25, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I recently finished a book called The Twistrose Key, and I really liked it. One reason I liked it was that the main character was an ordinary girl that had extraordinary things happen to her, so it almost felt like these incredible things could happen to you, too. I also like how the author subtly told you her opinion, and made you agree with her. For instance, when one of the characters told of how he died (he was a cat, and someone drowned him) she really made you angry at said person who killed him. In conclusion, I really liked this book.
Sincerely,
Rosie


October 23, 2017
Dear Rosie,
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 23, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
To me, one of the most important differences between the book and the movie is that in the book, Claudia and Jamie see the article about Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler previously owning Angel, whereas in the movie they see the ad about themselves being missing. This feels important to me because they know their parents didn’t believe their letter, but they don’t know who used to own Angel. However, there were definitely similarities between the book and the movie, including the fact that in both versions of The Mixed Up Files, there was still the mystery of who created Angel, and they still had to look through Mrs. Frankweiler’s files to find the answer. I think this is important because it shows that in both the movie and the book, Mrs. Frankweiler is cunning and clever. I have to say that I liked the book more, because it had so much more detail about each piece of their adventure.
Thank you!
Sincerely,
Rosie Moran

November 6, 2017
Dear Rosie,
Thank you for your outstanding letter. I love the character traits you chose for Mrs. Frankweiler! Usually "cunning" means sneaky and sly in a negative way, but I have to agree, Mrs. Frankweiler is the best kind of cunning as she communicates this whole story in secret to the children's grandfather Saxonberg.
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 6, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
In Pictures of Hollis Woods, I think one of the most important traits for Hollis is her loyalty. Some people might think: “If she runs away all the time, how is that loyal?” And that’s what I thought at first. But when you think about it, the only reason she wasn’t loyal to them was because they weren‘t loyal to her. The lemon-faced lady, we know, wasn’t very understanding to Hollis, and the fact that she can’t even remember the family she was with before shows that they weren’t very important to her. But in contrast, she sticks up for Steven when the Old Man says he’s not as good, almost, as Hollis. As for what I think is going to happen next, well, I think Hollis is going to figure out a way to stay with Josie, but keep it secret, until she’s sure it’ll work.
Thank You!
Sincerely,
Rose Moran

December 3, 2017
Dear Rosie,
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

December 4, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
To start off, I think that by the end of the story, Hollis learned that she didn’t have to be perfect to love and be loved. I think that in the beginning, she thought that if she wasn’t perfect, then nobody could love her, and that‘s why she ran away from the Reagans. But as time went on, she learned that they’d love her no matter what. I think that this message is also the theme, and that Patricia Reilly Giff wanted the reader to know that it‘s okay to make mistakes, the people who really care about you will always love you.
Thank you!
Your student,
Rosie Moran

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
Happy New Year Mrs. McGinnity!
The book I just finished reading is When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, and I loved it! In the story, Miranda is going through some difficult times. Her best, and only, friend Sal is avoiding her, there is a strange man on her walk to and from school, and to make matters worse, she is finding creepy letters wherever she goes. As the story goes on, she realizes that Sal is acting for the best, why the strange man is there, and what the letters mean.
Thank you!
Love,
Rose

February 5, 2018
Dear Rosie,
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 8, 2018
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
The at home reading book I am reading is When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin, and I really like it. One of the most important examples of cause and effect is in the very beginning. Soldiers come to Pinmei and her grandmother‘s home. The grandmother, Amah, hides Pinmei and sacrifices herself to save Pinmei. If Amah hadn’t done this, then there wouldn’t be much of a story, because in the story, Pinmei goes on an adventure to save her grandmother.
Thank You!
Love, Rose