Trevor'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:

You must choose a 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)
Diary of a Wimpy kid
Jeff Kindey
11/14


I Survived
Tarsha
12/14

JR
Diary of Wimpy kid
Kindey
3/11/17

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 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Double Down is first person point of view. The main character in the story is Greg, he is telling the story from his point of view. Here is some evidence from the text. "I thought it was just a bunch of science fiction, but Albert Sandy said he heard about this rich guy who's doing it for real." In that text you see the word I. If you see the words I, me, or my you know it's first point of view. If the the story was told from a different character's point of view like one of his brothers the book wouldn't be that interesting. The other characters in the story do the same things every day, like Rodrick Greg's brother. Rodrick is always playing music with his band or being mean to Greg. His other brother Manny is just a baby so that wouldn't be a fun book to read. The parents, you wouldn't want to go though there every day life. You would have to read about them doing boring stuff like going to the store or doing the lawn. That why the book is good how it i
From,
Trevor









January 3, 2017
Dear Trevor,
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 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 4, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity
I think the author theme in the story is to always stick together and you can always be the hero when you want to. For example when the boys where badly hurt Jess was the hero and found help. I also think the theme is to work together and never give up. A another theme is to never to be scared. Thats what I think the themes are in the book.
From,
Trevor






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
C
Change Up
Jeter
9/10/16
11/1416
A
Dairy of a Wimpy Kid
Kinney
11/14/16























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



9/26/16
Dear Trevor,
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

9/29/16
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I really liked the Mixed up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. One reason was I liked how the book was funny that made the book better. I liked the part when they were looking through the mixed up files and Jamie said " Baloney" to Claudia and they said Bologna Italy and that what file it was in.
From,
Trevor

10/11/16
Dear Trevor,
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 Change Up, 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,
In the book Change Up I visualize a lot about when the author tell me about the rules. For an example the in field fly rule. The author writes" if there is a man on first or second with one or zero outs and its a pop up in the infield its a out no matter what ". At that moment I started to visualize about that.
From,
Trevor

11/14/16
Dear Trevor,
This week for your letter I would like you to think about Nolan in Shredderman. 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



11/14/16
Dear Mrs. McGinnity
Nolan should just tell one of his friends and then his friend tells everybody that there is a cool website called shredderman.com. Instead of putting confetti on the field and the kids pick it up because that is a risky and the teachers might pick it up. Nolan is a Nerd and is smart. I think he is a really cool person in the book. I thick that Nolan is smart in school but not so smart in reality.
From,Trevor

12/5/16
Dear Trevor,
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, Shredderman. 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




12/8/16
Dear Ms. Gallant
The book was okay. One reason that I did not like the book is that Mr. Green figures out that Nolan is Shredderman because Mr. Green gave Nolan the name Shedderman and it would off been better if no one knew that Nolan was Shedderman. That's my opinion on the book Shedderman.

From, Trevor