Book Log

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Book Title

Author

E, JR, C

Date Completed

1

Silverwing
K. Oppel
Ms. Sellers read
11/8/12

2

Percy Jackson #1
Rick Riordan
Jr
11/9/12

3

Harry Potter 3
J.k. Rowling
C
Summer 2012

4

I Survived: Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Lauren
Tarshis
E
September 2012
5
Big Nate Out Loud
Lincoln Pierce
E
10/3/12
6
My Life as a book
Janet Tashjian
JR
Summer 2012
7
I survived: 9/11/2001
Lauren Tarshis
E
October 2012
8
Guinea Dog
Patrick Jennings
Jr
August 28 2012
9
Sunwing
K. Oppel
Ms. Sellers Read

10
Diary of a wimpy kid 7
Jeff Kinney
jr
11/14/12
11
Shoot Out
Mike Lupica
E

12
The Golden ghost
Marion Dane Bauer
E
October 2012
13
I Survived: shark attacks of 1912
Lauren Tarshis
E
September 2012
14
I Survived: the sinking of the titanic
Lauren Tarshis
E
September 2012
15
Frindle
Andrew Clements
jr

16
The Avengers
???????????
jr
12/10/12
17
Robo Battle Pets
Erik Matson
jr/c

18
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Tom Angleberger
jr
12/18/12
19
The Secret of the Fortune Wookie
Tom Angleberger
jr
December 2012
20
Darth Paper Strikes Back
Tom Angleberger
jr
1/7/13
21
Because of Mr Terupt
Rob Buyea
c
1/18/13
22
Stan Lee: How to write comics
Stan Lee
jr
1/15/13
23
Percy Jackson #2
Rick Riordan
c

24
Who is Jk Rowling?
Pam Pollack
e
December 2012
25
Who was Steve Jobs?
Pam Pollack
e
December 2012
26
Who was Dr Seuss?
Janet Pascal
e
December 2012
27
Who were The Beatles?
Geoff Edgers
e

28
Who was Martin Luther King Jr?
Bonnie Bader
e
1/24/13
29
Who was Jackie Robinson
Gail Herman
e
2/15/13
30
wonder

c
2/7/13
31







Books Ms. Sellers recommends for Ari


Book title
Author
Genre
1.
On the Run series-
Book 1-Chasing the Falconers
Gordon
Korman
Adv
2.
Swindle series
Gordon
Korman
adv/funny
3.
Island
Korman
adv
4.
Everest
Korman
adv
5.
Shipwreck
Korman
adv





January 28, 2013

Dear Ms. Sellers,
I did see the movie The Lightning Thief before I read the book but the movie was on T.V. after I read the book so I saw the movie, read the book, and then saw the movie again. I'm now reading The Sea of Monsters because they are making a movie of the book in spring 2013.
In part 2 of Mr. Terupt all of the students were visiting Mr. Terupt and they all thought he would never wake up again because the Dr. told the students that when he was younger he was a wrestler and he had some weak spots in he brain and the snowball hit one of them. In the end Mr. Terupt came back on the last day of school and in 6th grade Mr. Terupt will be there teacher.
I'm not that into greek mythology but the storys are really intreating
from Ari

January 28, 2013

Dear Ari-

I'm so sorry that I haven't been updated your page with letters. Not sure what happened- think I may have accidentally skipped you when you were in Israel. no excuse- we're back on track writing to each other now! Have you read The Lightning Thief or seen the movie (book is better by the way)? I think it would be helpful to know that book before you jump into Sea of Monsters. It's been great to see so many of our classmates excited about all these mythological books by Rick Riordan! Do you like Greek Mythology? It was one of my favorite things to read about when I was your age. Knowing about all the gods and monsters will help you better understand Rick Riordan's stories.


I'm curious about what book you might want me to read after Sunwing. I would like to read an MCBA. Is there one that you haven't read that you would particularly like to hear? One of the ones I was thinking of doing was Because of Mr. Terupt- which I see you have also been enjoying.

This was probably one of the favorites I read over the summer. The book is about a fifth grade class, maybe a little like ours. I made a text to text connection between this book and another favorite old MCBA called Flying Solo. Both of these books are setup the same way so that every chapter is told from the point of view of a different character. I like this setup because it lets you as the reader know what the different characters are feeling. Sometimes I find this format hard to follow too as you have to keep track of a lot of different characters instead of just a couple.

Have you ever read a book with this kind of format? How do you think the class will react after the throwing of the snowball?

Your friend in reading,
Ms. Sellers

Dear Ms. Sellers,
Right now i'm reading Because of Mr Terupt and I just started part 2 and just like Silverwing and Sunwing you are on the edge of your seat. At the end of part 1 and one of the students (Peter) threw a snowball at Mr Terupt and I want to know what happened to him!!!!! I will tell you what happend in my next letter...
After Mr Terupt I want to read Percy Jackson: The Sea of monsters because there are rumors they are making it as a movie. I'm so excited to know what happens at the end of Sunwing.
Sinceraly Ari

Dear Ms. Sellers,
I to read a new book called: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. It's about a kid who makes an origami version of yoda that gives advice to kids at his school. I think this could happen in real life because a kid could make an origami yoda and give people advice. I will soon read the sequel to this book called: Darth Paper Strikes Back. There is also a prequel to this book that I already started to read called: The Secret of the Fortune Wookie. See you soon
Sincerely, Ari
Dear Ms. Sellers,
These storys are historical fiction. These characters are made up, but they put the characters in a made up story based on real things that happened in history.
Reading about history is very interesting because I can learn about amazing events that happened in the past. I'm also reading an MCBA book called Shoot Out.
I'll tell you more about the book when I finish the book.
Sinceraly, Ari





November 13, 2012
Dear Ari,
Thanks so much for your first letter! I have never read any of the "I Survived" series but I have seen over the last few years that kids really enjoy them. Something that I wasn't sure about- are these stories fiction? Are the characters made-up but living in these real things that happened in history? What makes you want to keep reading these books? Do they have good characters? Do you like reading about the history?
Were you surprised by the ending of Silverwing? Can you believe that Goth didn't die when he got struck by lightning. I think the author, Kenneth Oppel, makes the stories more interesting by keeping Goth- the bad guy- alive. The author got me interested in the part that we just left on- when Shade flew right in to the giant human building because he heard bat voices calling to them- but were they real voices, and should Shade have just flown in without being a little more cautious? I loved everyone in our class's reaction- could Goth be inside? could he be calling out? I kind of love it as a teacher when I leave people hanging at the end of the chapter and kids say, "Don't stop reading Ms. Sellers!"

Your friend in reading,
Ms. Sellers :)


Dear Ms. Sellers,

I'm reading the I Survived seires. The most recent one i read was called I survived: the attacks of 9/11/2001. It was a great story. I recomend this book because it easy, short, and great. After reading the first chapter of every single book you get intrested and attached to it.
Sinceraly Ari Menes



September 26, 2012
Dear Room 7,
I’m very excited to hear all your thoughts about what you’re reading on your individual wiki pages. I’ve really enjoyed all your enthusiasm about Silverwing. Even though this is my thirteenth time reading it, I still get really excited about sharing it every year. *The genre of this book is definitely fantasy since I don’t believe that bats and owls have wars or detailed adventures together. I also consider this to be a genre of my own invention- called Animal Adventure. I love the character Shade; he’s one of my all-time favorites. *If I could talk to Shade, I would ask him if he thinks it was worth it to break the law and see the sun, especially after what happens to his colony as a result.

Your friend in reading,
Ms. Sellers:)