Sean'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 good fit fiction 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)
Jack Gets A Clue The Case Of The Loose Toothed Shark
Nancy Krulik
11-28-16
12-13-16
JR/C
Survived The Hindensburg Disaster
Lauren Tarshis
12-14
1/3/17
JR
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney
1/4/17
1/14/17
JR
No Ordinary Day
Deborah Ellis
1/14/17
2/2/17
JR/C
The Girl On The Train
Paula Hawkins
2/3/17
2/29/17
C
The Maze Runner
James Dashner
2/30/17
3/25/17
C
Big Nate:Blasts Off
Lincoln Peirce
3/26/17
4/7/17
E
Charlie Bumpers and The Teacher of The Year
Bill Harley
4/7/17
4/23/17
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

March 28, 2017
Dear Mrs.McGinnity,
My book "Big Nate Blasts Off" written by Lincoln Peirce is in a first person point of view. And told by the main character Nate. I have evidence that this is a first person point of view as it says on page 4 "The point is, Gina is a pain in my backside. So when ol' Dragon Breath decided it was time to shake up the seating arrangements last week, I was totally into. It couldn't get any worse, Right?" he says I and My which is proof it is first person as we learned if the point of view says I me mine my,etc it means its first person point of view. Rather then third person point of view which is his,she,its,etc. Also Gina is really sassy and thinks shes perfect and she would be talking about how her plans to be mean and tell on Nate. This would be Gina's first person points of view. Hope you like my letter!
Your Student,
Sean Fennell :D






January 3, 2017
Dear Sean,
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 of I Survived The Disaster of Hindenburg 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 MrsMcGinnity,
I believe the messages the author wanted us to learn was to always be caring to your brothers/sisters and also be brave and want kids to learn more about history and the crash of the Hindenburg in the book it said "Without a word Hugo put Pena down on the bed. Gertie looked at Hugo as if he had really brought her the moon"Thats an example from the book that made me think to care about your siblings.
Happy 2016
Love,
Sean Fennell










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
9/616
9-23-16
JR
Diary of A Wimpy Kid The last Straw
Jeff Kinney
9-22-16
9-25-16
JR
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Third Wheel
Jeff Kinney
9-26-16
10-1-16
JR
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney
10-2-16
10-8-16
JR
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney
10-15-16
10-29-16
JR
Fortunatley The Milk
Skottie Young
10-30-16
11-15-16
E/JR






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

9/26/16
Dear Sean,
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

9/27/16
Dear Mrs.McGinnity,
My opinion of the kids in the book The Mixed Up Files is I think that they are a smart and brave group that mostly has good ideas just like me. A second cool fact about their adventure is that when they left the class they saw the class again and they had to hide and thought they'd get busted when I was laying on the rug that made me get up! Third, when they were allowed to get the secret of the angel I thought to my self is she going to trick them? Or is she actually gonna give them something rare in exchange! Thanks for reading this book in front of the class I really enjoyed it, keep reading books like that!
Love your student,
Sean Fennell 6.7

10/11/16
Dear Sean,

Thank you so much for your letter about The Mixed Up Files. I would like you to choose your next book for your at-home reading from a different series than Diary of a Wimpy Kid. 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


10/13/16
Dear Mrs.McGinnity,
The two sentences that help me visualize the part of my book that I like are, "this morning I woke up to a weird sound coming from the foot of my bed then I just realized it was the pig". "It had somehow figured out how to open the minibar door and was rooting through the candy and all the other snacks inside" These are two sentences that help me visualize showing that the pig had broken into there hotel minibar.
Love Your Student,
Sean Fennell 6.7

11/14/16
Dear Sean,
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 McGinnity,
My opinion on Sammy in the book Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief is I think shes brave and smart and makes the right decisions. Some traits about Sammy is she is nice, she is also kind and she really cares about her friend Marrisa (I think that's how you spell it sorry) and she also is very worried about her grandmother Grams.
I hope you enjoy my letter and im very excited to read on about Sammy keyes and find out who the thief is! Have a great day!
Love, Your Student Sean

12/5/16
Dear Sean,
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

15/8/16
Dear Miss Gallant,
My real opinion on the guided reading book Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief is I think its a interesting book and I like the part that made me form my opinion and the two details how are One. It shows how you should never steal or else you'll get caught + its wrong to do! Also its interesting because Sammy sees a thief and she said its someone that she saw before and i'm thinking is it one of her friends? Is it someone who works at a store who she knows? Is it someone she works for? I believe that the book is great for kids and it will make them curious and I hope we read more books like that one,Also I spelled checked and yes "This time i capitalized I" I hope you like my letter
Love Your Student
Sean Fennell