Will'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 term 3 book asap.

BOOK TITLE (use capitals)
AUTHOR'S LAST
NAME (use capital)
START
DATE
FINISH
DATE
Easy (E), Just Right (JR),
Challenging (C), Abandoned (A)
Projekt 1065
Gratz
11/18/16
12/5/16
JR
The False Prince
Nielsen
11/24/16
11/27/16
JR
Dead Boy
Gale
11/30/16
12/4/16
JR
The Runaway King
Nielsen
11/30/16
12/29/17
JR
Harry Potter
Rowling
12/20/16
1/9/17
JR
No Ordinary Day
Ellis
1/24/17
1/27/17
JR
A Night Divided
Nielsen
3/28/17


A Mutiny In Time
Dashner
3/25/17
3/28/17
JR
Maze Runner
Dashner
2/24/17
3/7/17
JR
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
Kinney
3/17/17
3/18/17
E
Big Nate
Pierce
3/4/17
3/5/17
E
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

Dear Mrs. Mcginnity,
The book I chose to be my book talk book is A Night Divided by Jennifer A Nielsen. The point of view is first person from the main character Gerta's point of view. I found evidence to support this from chapter 7 page 41 it says "I wondered if Peter had left behind a note of explanation, or if he would send word to them once he was free" this shows it is from first person point of view. It would be different if it was from Fritz point of view because he would be older and think differently about helping Gerta dig under the Berlin Wall.
From,
Will





January 3, 2017
Dear Will,
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 The Runaway King 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



1/5/17
Dear Mrs.Mcginnity,
What happened to my character was that there was going to be war so he decided to give up the throne to save his
country from devastation. The authors message in that part of the book was to tell you that sacrificing something important to you is for the greater good of saving many people from dying is more important. That is one authors messages to me when I read this story.
From,
Will










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
E
My Friend The Enemy
Smith
9-4-16
10/4/16
JR
Under Their Skin
Haddix
10/4/16
10/16/16
JR
Hoot
Hiaasen
10/19/16
11/14 /16
JR
Flush
Hiaasen
11/14/16

JR
Double Down
Kinney
11/14/16
11/15/16
E






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



9/26/16

Dear Will,

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,
I liked The Mixed Up Files. I liked when Claudia realized she and Jamie should go to Mrs. Frankweiler to see if Michelangelo had made Angel. I also like that they go home in the end. That is why I liked The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler.
From,
Will

10/11/16
Dear Will,
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, Under Their Skin, that really helps you visualize the setting of the story (when and where 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,
I could really visualize this part in Under Their Skin "Your doing WHAT? Nick exploded. Getting married again Mom said calmly. She took a sip of her coffee. People do it all the time." I could see Nick his Sister and Mom sitting arguing about Mom getting remarried.
Sincerely,
Will

11/14/16
Dear Will,
This week for your letter I would like you to think about Teddy in Poached. 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 isAT LEAST 4 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 think Teddy is brave. I think this because he stayed at fun jungle all day long even though the security personnel were chasing him all around he stayed calm. He is daring he did the prank that Vance wanted him to do even though he thought he would get in trouble. He is optimistic he always is thinking about good things not bad.
From,
Will

12/5/16
Dear Will,
I hope you have been enjoying your reading group with Mrs. G-H. It is my understanding that you have just started a guided reading book. For this week's letter, I would like you to give me your opinion about the book thus far. Is there a certain character that sticks out to you? Is there something about the book that makes you excited to keep reading it? Give at least two examples that back up your opinion. Don't forget to proofread your letter for spelling, capitals, and punctuation before you post. I look forward to reading about your guided reading book!
Love, Miss Gallant;



12/7/16
Dear Ms. Gallant
I think The Cay is a very interesting and exciting book that every chapter I read leaves me in suspense at the end. One reason I think The Cay is an exciting book is it say things like "We were torpedoed" this leaves me excited to read on. Another reason it is exciting is it always leaves you off on a cliff hanger making it over exciting to read on in the book. That is why I think The Cay is an interesting and exciting book to read I think it is great so far.
From,
Will Strack