Sophia'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:

Your book log in term 2 was missing important information. Please make sure it is complete and accurate 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)
Invasion Of The Apple Heads
Annette and Gina Cascone
11/14/16

A
The Adventures Of A South Pole Pig
Chris Kurtz
3/10/17
4/1/17
JR
Doll Bones
Holly Black
4/24/17























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


3/30/17
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
In my opinion the book The Adventures Of The South Pole Pig
is 1st person perspective. My proof is when Flora said she was unlucky that she didn't have an adventurous family unlike her. I think the story would change if it where in 1st person omnitant because it would be told with out any ones thoughts.
This is what I found in the text the supports that this story is told in 1st person view.
Love,
Sophia

January 3
, 2017
Dear Sophia,
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 Small As An Elephant 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. You need to have your book talk book on the log above. 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

Jan 3, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity

In my opinion in the book Small As An Elephant the theme of the book is about a boy named Jack who has a "sick" mother who struggles to care for him and herself.
The part that made me think this was the theme of the book was when Jack (the main character) gets left at a campsite in Maine. Something I saw in the story was when Jack Showed that he loved his mother and didn't want her to go to jail so he kept hidden from the police while he was lost. This shows that the theme in this story is that even if you know someone will get in trouble for something wrong you still need to tell someone so they can get the help they need.
Love,
Sophia










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)
Mixed Up Files
Konigsburg
9/6/16
9/28/16
JR
Guinness World Records 2014 Gamers Edition
Guinness World Records
9/8/16

A
Guinness World Records 2016
Guinness World Records
10/3/16

A
The Beast Of Baskerville
Annette and Gina Cascone
10/4/16

JR
Invasion Of The Apple Heads
Annette and Gina Cascone
11/14/16

JR











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

Please have a chapter book for your at-home-reading book. Guinness World Records is not an appropriate choice.


9/26/16
Dear Sophia,
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 book the Mixed Up Files is that I loved it. It is now my favorite book. Why I like it so much is because.... One I can relate to Claudia that it is unfair at home. Another reason why it is my favorite book is because it has action. So that is why I love this book so much.
Love,
Sophia

10/11/16
Dear Sophia,
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 Beast of the Baskervilles, 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



10/11/16
Dear Mrs.McGinnity,
How are you? Thanks for asking about the book. A part of The Beast of Baskerville I thought that helps me to visualize the setting is..."As he saw the creature approaching, Adam tore out from behind the water tower and ran straight for the street. Someone was bound to get hurt. But it wasn't Eugene." I thought a part
this was a good example to help visualize the story because when I read it, I could tell Adam was in a hurry and very scared. He didn't just run but he tore out from behind the tower very fast. If I was there and saw the creature I would tear out of there too. The setting is creepy and scary.
Love,
Sophia AKA your favorite student

11/14/16
Dear Sophia (AKA my favorite student),
This week for your letter I would like you to think about Judson in The Kid Who Ran for President. 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

11/22/16

Dear Mrs.McGinnity,
My opinion on Judson Moon is that he is crazy because he is running for president and he is 12! I also think that he is smart because he knows about politics. He seems nice because he is letting his friends help him. I also think he is brave because he gave a speech in front of the whole school.
Love,
Sophia

12/5/16
Dear Sophia,
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, The Kid Who Ran For President. 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