Sianni'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 and add a new TERM 3 book to your log.

BOOK TITLE (use capitals)
AUTHOR'S LAST
NAME (use capital)
START
DATE
FINISH
DATE
Easy (E), Just Right (JR),
Challenging (C), Abandoned (A)
Dork Diares
Rache; Ren'ee Russell
11/14/16\
11/17/16

A french girl in paris( on a kindle)

12/7/16

JR
Princess from Another Planet
Mindy Schanack
3/29/17

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 29, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I hope you had a wonderful day. In my book my perspective is 1st person. It's first person because my main character Gracie in the book states on page 1 " when I was a little kid I believed everything my mother told me. I'd even tell people that I was a princess from another planet. But now I kept that information to myself. And, I'll share a hard-won popularity tip for you: Its a rare kid who wants to make friends with extraterrestrial royalty." and 1st person says I, me, myself. So it basically means your talking about yourself and not anybody else.If it was told from her father it would also be 1st person because he talks about how he and his daughter always use too play together on pg 8. My main character Gracie is 1st person viewpoint because she tells us things through her own thoughts.
From your student,
Sianni Neal





January 3, 2017
Dear Sianni,
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 Ghost in the Glass House 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 to add your book talk book to the log above and 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 6, 2017
Dear Mrs.McGinnity,
I believe that my author wanted us to think about how would it feel if we had been in a room with a spirit we don't even know. So my main character was in a room with a spirit named jack... he thinks his name is jack and she really wants him to find his real identity. So she does some research and finds out that jack's real name is Nathaniel. So what i learned is that you don't trust someone you just met because they could be someone totally different then you imagined.So that is what I think is the message coming form my author Casey Wallace.
From your student,
Sianni Neal










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
The Adventures of a South Pole
Pig
Chris Kurtz
9-7-16

A
The Chocolate Touch
Patrick Skene Catling
11/2/16

A
Dork Diares
Rachel Ren'ee Russell
11/14/16


















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


9/26/16
Dear Sianni,
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 ,
My opinion about The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is that it was really interesting ( when it came to when they were trying to find who sculpted the angel it made me want to bite my fingernails and try to find out who made the angel). When we read the first chapter of The Mixed Up Files I was into the book. The first chapter really hooked me into it and made me want to read more. Some of the sentences were kind of boring but still was a part of the book. I would've made it more action and more well less boring. When we got to the end of chapter 10 I wanted there to be a chapter 11 and a chapter 12, 13, and 14. It was that good. Some people if they heard me say that they would be like " WHAT ARE YOU CRAZY" but that's just my opinion about the book.
Thank you for reading my opinion about The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.
Yours truly,
Sianni Neal

10/11/16
Dear Sianni,
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, Adventures of a South Pole Pig, 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,
I could really visualize this part from The Adventures Of A South Pole Pig. " A soft breeze made Luna's fur move like a wave."Can I feel your fur? Flora asked. Luna hopped down. Now, that's a request a cat could never refuse. She rubbed her white fur along Flora's side,and her tail slipped under Flora's neck. Flora had never felt anything so soft-not even mother's underbelly or Alfred's silky ears". I could visualize a wind blowing during the summer time by Flora's face and the cat dropping down from the gate, then slid her tale across the side of Flora's face like a feather rubbing against my cheek. I have felt a cats fur before and it is very soft so I could really picture that very well. Thank you for listening to my letter back to you and what I thought helped me visualize what was going on in the book.
yours truly,
Sianni Neal

11/14/16
Dear Sianni,
This week for your letter I would like you to think about Clay in Troublemaker. What is your opinion of him? Why? What character traits would you use to describe him? 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

11/15/16
Dear Mrs McGinnity,
My opinion of Clay from Troublemaker is that he is brave. I think that Clay is brave not just because he does bad stuff but because he would take's risks, and does not care if he get's into serious trouble. The time when Clay's brother came home from doing 30 days in jail he gave Clay advise not to make the same mistake, because he doesn't want Clay to go to jail. At lunch Clay forgot his brother's advice and started to goof off. He slingshot a block of cheese into another boys ear. Clay was sent to the office to get disciplined,he confessed and got emotional about what his brother told him. Sometimes in his life it becomes too much and he needs to stop goofing around. So that is why i think that Clay is brave and also emotional at times.Thank you for reading my message.
Yours Truly,
Sianni Neal

12/5/16
Dear Sianni,
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, Troublemaker. 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


12/7/16
Dear Mrs.Gallant,
I'm doing well, how are you? I am really excited that we finished the book too. There actually was two parts of the book that helped me form my opinion. The first one is when Clay is being bad in the beginning of the story, like when he goofs off in class. Towards the end of the book he starts to soften up a bit to show his princapal, family and himself that he can act civilized. Clay went to his pricipal's house and informed the principal that he got framed. In my opinion the book displayed some ups (good) and downs(bad) in his life. You should never give up on yourself and go back to bad behavior, even if that means you might have to give up what you love to do with your friends. Thank you for reading my letter.
love, Sianni Neal