Zoey'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.


It is your responsibility to complete the book log for term 3. If you must do this at school we can provide a lap top for you in the mornings or after school.

BOOK TITLE (use capitals)
NAME (use capital)
Easy (E), Just Right (JR),
Challenging (C), Abandoned (A)
The Witch's Boy


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 3,2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
My book the Witch's Boy is a 1st person because on page 8 it says""I mean it," she said, though her voice had much less conviction than before. "I'll be fine on my own." That's why this book is a 1st person limited because is used words like I,my,and I will and those are the words for the first person limited.To change that for 3rd person limited in Neds point of view who is one of the main characters. As i hear sisters witch voice loud and clear "i mean it" " OK i heard you the first time i will stay here and rest"i replied that's how you can change 1st person limited to 3rd person limited.That's why this story The Witch's boy by KELLY BARNHILL is 1st person limited.
Your student,Zoey

January 3, 2017
Dear Zoey,
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 Horse 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!
Mrs. McGinnity

January 4,2017
Dear Mrs,McGinnity,
The authors message is to never give up. One reason they never gave up was when in one of the chapters was when the ghost came back so they figured it out. Another reason was the first time they head foot steps they wanted to fined out what was it and they did. Thouse are my reasons why the authors message was to never give up.
your student Zoey,

BOOK TITLE (use capitals)
AUTHOR'S LAST NAME (use capital)
Easy (E), Just Right (JR), Challenging (C), Abandoned (A)
The Mixed Up Files
El Deafo

unusual chickens for the exceptional poultry farmer

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

Dear Zoey,
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

Dear Mrs. McGinnity
I liked the story The Mixed Up Files because it was a mystery story and I love mystery stories. Another reason is Claudia she did not give up on Mrs. Frankweiler and the angel.One last reason is Jamie because he would not give up on Claudia.
sincerely your student,

Dear Zoey,
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, Unusual Chickens, 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.
Mrs. McGinnity

Dear Zoey,
This weeke 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

Dear Zoey,
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