Tyler'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 e ach 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 shows one book from term 2. It is expected you keep your log up to date and are reading 20 minutes a night. I can give you a book if you need one.

BOOK TITLE (use capitals)
AUTHOR'S LAST
NAME (use capital)
START
DATE
FINISH
DATE
Easy (E), Just Right (JR),
Challenging (C), Abandoned (A)
The GECKO&STICKY VILLIANS LIAR
Wendell van draanen
11/28/16
1/3/17
Jr
Zues and the ThunderBolt of Doom
Joan Holub and Suzanne Wiliams
3/13/17

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

3/28/17
Dear Mrs McGinnity,
In the book Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom It is told from third person limited point of view. The narrator knows what the main character is thinking like when on page 48 it states " Zeus dashed toward the table. He was hoping ther was enough room for him to dive under it and hide." That shows the narrator knows what he is thinking only the main character. But if it was told from another character it would be third person omnicent because it would probably been told from a king or guards point of veiw
Sincerly ,
Tyler


January 3, 2017
Dear Tyler,
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 Gecko & Sticky 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,
The author Wendell Van Draanen wanted the readers to know teamwork is important. Being on a team is always better than being solo. If on a team you could get more stuff accomplished like in the book Gecko & Sticky they went into Damien Black's mansion. "Through the oozy stinky cave into the smelly dungeon that the ingots to power the ancient Aztec powerband. So I learned being on a team is much better than being solo.
Sincerly,
Tyler













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
Konigisburg
9-6-16
9/23/16
Challenging
Absolute Almost
Graff
9-8-16

A
The Adventure of a South Pole Pig
Chris Kurtz
9-27-16

A
Heroes and training Zues and the thunderbolt of doom
Joan holdback &Suzanne Williams
10-28-16

Jr
















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



9/26/16
Dear Tyler,
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

10/3/16
. Dear Mrs McGinnity,
The book The Mixed up Files is a great funny and interesting book my favorite character is Jamie. Because he complicates things and he's funny one thing I should do what Jamie does because he spends his money very wisely and when I get money I spend it right away. Jamie is sneaky because he cheats sometimes in the book he beats Bruce in cards every time because he cheats and he even beats Mrs Frankweiler.
Sincerely ,
Tyler


10/11/16

Dear Tyler,

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

10/11/16

Dear Mrs. McGinnnity
Sentence 1 :" Why do you keep doing that doing what licking yourself it how I keep clean Flora stuck out her younger and gave her shoulder a lick. Sentence 2 : . The white furry creature gave itself another lick. its agood reason because I can visulize the cat because i know what that looks like because i have a cat that does that.
Sincerely,
Tyler

11/14/16
Dear Tyler,
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

11-16-16
Dear Mrs McGinnity,
I like Nolan because he is very smart one when he showed he was smart. One time he was smart when he build a camera pouch in his backpack that fit his bag perfectly. Then he made a flap so he could take pictures to try to catch Bubba at school.Also he is very sneaky around school he gets around pretty good with his backpack camera invention. Also every time he gets a picture he goes in the bathroom and looks at his pictures. Nolans Also creative because you have to be pretty creative to make a camera porch and flap. and build your own website and sneak out only to throw papers of a classroom.
Sincerely ,Tyler


12/5/16
Dear Tyler,
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
12-6-16
Dear Miss Gallant,
Shredderman was a great entertaining book. One part of the book was the part when Nolan climbed up the classroom threw the confetti/paper that said to visit Shreedderman.com.
Because it must have been so cool to see people picking up the confetti and saying that Nolan's plan work. Also because it helped his website a ton he went from 2 visitor too like 72 visitors and also getting emails from people. Over all Shredderman was a great book.
Sincerly,
Tyler