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Date Completed


K. Oppel
Mrs.seller's read


The golden ghost
Bauer, Marion Dane.


Roberto and me
Gutman, Dan.


Dyamond Daniel
N.Grimes E


The night fairy
Schlitz, Laura A


Shoot Out
Lupica, Mike




Kenneth Poppel
Mrs,sellers read

January 30th , 2013

Hello Ms,Sellers

How to steal a dog is very interesting but

January 27, 2013

Hi BJ-

It's been so nice to see you reading a few good books recently. I see that one of the books you picked up was How To Steal a Dog. I think the author Barbara O'Connor, may have come to Killam to speak to the fourth graders last year. That must have been cool! Do you remember any of the advice that she gave about writing books? I would love to be a children's book author, but I would think it must be hard to get started.

I see you're also reading Ghost Buddy. I got either this book or another one of this same series from Book Fair, maybe you did too. The author is a famous actor from 30 years ago and he writes another kid's series that you might really like Hank Zipzer. Hank is a regular kid,who has a hard time learning at school and always seems to get himself into trouble. It's funny series and there are a ton of books in it if you're interested. In Ghost Buddy,sounds like Billy got stuck with not the room of his dreams! Do you think that Billy will stand up to the neighborhood bully Rody and where does the ghost finally come in?

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. 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?

Your friend in reading,
Ms. Sellers

1/22/12 January 22nd

In my new book :How to steal a dog: Barbara O'Connor: Georgina Hayes is desperate. Ever since her farther left and they were evicted from there apartment, her family has been living in their car. With her mom juggling two jobs at a time to find a apartment. But Georgina is stuck watching her stubborn little brother.

1/14/13 January 14th

In my book: Ghost Buddy by Henry Winkler And Lin Oliver. A new boy name'd billy broccoli moves in to a new house when he first gets there he was met by a snoty little boy named Rod Brownstone. He was the neighborhood bully as i would like to call him.

Billy was creeped out and intimidated by the way Rod met him but Billy walked away. As billy was walking he accidently bumped into a mover with all Billy's baseball gear Billy wasnt the greatest baseball player but he never gave up. He told the worker ill take that sir i dont want my gear to fall out of the box. Billy walked dont to the end of the hall in his new house he tightend the end of the box and pushed the door open with her rear and walked in. He gasped before he knew it he was about to pass out His room was lavender and pink and to make matters worse there was ponies chasing rainbows.

From your best student BJ.

Dear member of Room 7,

I can’t believe that it’s already December and that we are halfway done with our second read aloud of Sunwing. You know I love these stories and love the characters- even Goth sometimes! I think the author Kenneth Oppel does a terrific job making you as the reader know the characters really well. We’ve talked a lot about how Shade is impulsive, and that he often “leaps, then looks” which causes many problems for him and others through the stories. One place where we see him do this is most recently in Sunwing. On page 164, “From behind him came a sudden and intense flash of light, and for a split second it was as if the night had become day. “Don’t look back,” Caliban snapped. Shade looked.” This is such a perfect example of Shade. We can all imagine how hard it is not to do something when someone tells you directly not to do it- but I would think that Shade would’ve been so scared at all that he had been through and would be afraid to see what terrible things would be behind him that he wouldn’t look as Caliban told him to. Shade however has a hard time following rules, and thinking things through. Although, I think we can already see signs that Shade is “growing up” in this second story.

Over vacation, I’m getting ready to read the third book in a Sci Fi series that I’ve really enjoyed. This book is called Reached and it’s written by Ally Condie. The reason I am planning on reading it is that I’ve asked Santa to bring it for Christmas, and there’s nothing I enjoy more on Winter Vacation than curling up with a great new book. There are three main characters in this series- Cassia (the main girl), Ky and Xander. ***The genre of this book is definitely Sci Fi as this book takes place in the future where the government- called “The Society”- gets to make a lot of decisions for you. They pick a job for you, and they even recommend who you should marry. You don’t have to marry that person, but they “match” you with the perfect person. (The first book in the series was called Matched.)They also tell you that you may only keep a certain amount of special items or artifacts- and paper is a very special thing which most people are not supposed to have.

Can’t wait to hear what you’ve been reading about- write you back after vacation!


Ms. SellersJ

Dear,Mrs sellers

I am reading the Janitors Boy.In the book Janitors Boy, Jack is 1 of the main characters.His father is the 2nd main character. Jack is a 5th grade and in music class he stuck globs and globs of gum under a desk and made a X he did this becuz he is inbarressed by his dad's job as the janitors and want him to quit and clean the gum off the desk. One of Jack's characters traits is sneaky because on {page 3}, Its says:by the time he got to music class he had his whole plot ready to engage.

During Sunwing i wondered if i could ask a question to a character it would be Shade.It would be Shade because he isnt that bright he's kind of a do first think later.I would ask him if it was worth risking your life all those times with Marina.

November 14.2012


Yes i was very suprised that Goth did not die he is very lucky in the tv show you'll see that he will get hurt but not from lighting but i cant say it's a suprise but the crow does come by but.... he dies too like in the the book.I think that theres a 45/100 chance that goth might be in there because he was on his way to the roost but he might of stoped for a midnight snack.

If i could to one of the book's characters i would ask was Shade if it was worth seeing the sun and breaking the law and going to find your Dad,also why would you trick goth by making him eat that stuff with the bird and putting your life on the line because if you and Marina took Goth to your collene

from your best best friend BJ

November 13. 2012
Dear BJ,
Thanks so much for your first letter. I'm glad that you've stuck with Poppy. It is a great book, and you're right to make some connections between it and Silverwing. The author of Poppy is Avi (yes, that's his name). He's one of my favorite authors. I really like his books, because he writes all different kinds of books. Sometimes he writes animal adventures, sometimes he writes mysteries, or historical fiction. I think he's a very good author that way.

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 :)

In my book right now (poppy) there is a mouse who lives in dimwood forest.Mr,Ocax eats any thing he is a owl who ever walks by his path BOOM they wont live again but one night these two Terrible mice went to go dance in the moonlight and they arent aloud to go out at night.

I would definitly recommend this book to a friend it is light silver wing if you have read it witch you should it is very good

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:)