Ryan G'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
Wonder Palacio
9-7-17
9-18-17
Yes
JR
Inspecter Fly Trap Angleberger
9-11-17
9-11-17
Yes
E
Dog Man 3 Pilkey
9-19-17
9-19-17
Yes
E
Timmy Failure Pastis
9-21-17
9-28-17
Yes
JR
Timmy Failure 2 Pastis
9-29-17
10-2-17
Not really the first book was better
A
Eldeafo bell
10-3-17
10-10-17
Yes
JR
The most importent thing
10-10-27
10-28-17
Not really
JR
Sunny side up
10-30-17
10-30-17
yes
E
Death by toilet paper
12-2-17
12-5-17
It was all right
JR
The Hunger Games
1-18-18










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 Ryan,
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 Dog Man 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 28, 2017

Dear Mrs.McGinnity,

I am currentley reading the book Timmy Failure Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis. I really liked this book it's one of the best books I've read so far. I thought that its a very humorous book that you can lose the time in. One of the most funniest parts is when Timmy draws stars on the world map and claimed those are the spots of "Timmy domination" then the teacher erased it and so Timmy thought if he erased his work he could erase the teachers work so he erases all the writing on the chalk board. So far this is a really funny book and Timmy Failure is a series and if the first book is funny I have high hopes that the others will be the same.

Sincerely,
Ryan Graves.


October 23, 2017
Dear Ryan,
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 25, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity
In comparing the movie and the book The Mixed Up Files, one thing that is the same is that Claudia and Jamie have to look through Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler's files to learn about angel and if Michelangelo carved angel or not. One thing that is different is that they take the bus then the train in the book but in the movie the bus takes them to New York. In my opinion the book was better because I like reading and it felt longer than the movie. I feel like it was a book fit for me and I feel like the characters in the book and movie are completely different than I pictured them. I think that if I saw the movie first I might think the movie was better. That is my opinion and those are also some differences and some similarities.
Sincerely,
Ryan Graves

November 6, 2017
Dear Ryan,
Thank you for you letter about the book and the movie version of The Mixed Up Files. I agree with you that Claudia and Jamie's characters in the movie do not look the way I visualized them in the book. I always thought of Claudia as blonde!
In class we are reading Eleven. What do you think is important to know about Sam's character? What is an important character trait that you think describes him and WHY? What are your predictions for what will happen next to Sam 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 9, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
Hi I hope your are having a good day. I think Sam is annoyed because he can't read. He says in the story that the words look like "black spiders crawling on his paper". I also think Sam is a bit adventurous so far in the book, at the beginning of the book. Sam started crawling on a pipe on the side of his HOUSE!!! If I were Sam I would not do that. Finally I think Sam is brave, like I said before he crawled up his house. He also told Caroline that he went missing as a kid and to me that is pretty brave. A prediction that I have is that Sam will get caught by Mack when he is sleeping and Sam is trying to get into the attic because no kid is that sneaky I can't even fake sleep. Those are some traits and one prediction from the book Eleven.

Sincerely,
Ryan Graves.


December 3, 2017
Dear Ryan,
Thank you for your last letter about Eleven. Now that you have reached the end of the book I'd like you to think about Sam's character at the beginning of the story and at the end. What important life-lesson do you think Sam learned from his 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 have an at-home reading book listed. You should be done with Sunny-Side Up by now.

December 8, 2017
Dear Mrs.McGinnity
I feel like Sam has gotten more careful. At the beginning Sam was careless he would climb up the probably very old pole and into Mack's room. He was looking for his birthday presents and stood on Mack's bed when he was asleep! Then he learned out he went missing as a kid and he released that he needed to be more careful with what he says and what he dose. The only person Sam told was Caroline and he tried to do some research but was careful not to show any one. By the end of the book sam was careful about what he said to Mack when trying to learn his life as a kid. The author's message might have been don't go were your not supposed to go. If Sam didn't go looking for his presents he probably wouldn't have found the news paper clipping. Sam has many character traits and their is lot's of authors messages in this story.

Sincerely,
Ryan Graves.


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?

1/22/18
Dear Mrs.McGinnity
I am currently reading the book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The first question is what is happening in the story. Right now the main character is Catniss. Catniss has substituted for her little sister Prim who was chosen to be put in the hunger games. She is now waiting for the male contender to be chosen. The second question is what is the problem in the story. The problem in the story is Catniss has to compete in the hunger games for her sister. That is how the Hunger Games is going right now.

Sincerely,
Ryan Graves

February 5, 2018
Dear Ryan,
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
2/8/18
Dear Mrs.McGinnity,
I am about to finish The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, but what cause and effect that stood out to me is when Catniss the main character chose to substitute for her little sister Prim after she was picked to be in the hunger games Catniss would have never of had to do the hunger games. The cause was Catniss substituted for Prim, the effect was Catniss had to go through the hunger games. If Catniss didn't substitute for Prim the whole story wouldn't of happened. Catniss would probably go home and cry and hope for her sister to live. Instead she substituted for her. That was the cause and effect that stood out to me the most in the story.

Sincerely,
Ryan Graves.





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