Book Log


Book Title


E, JR, C

Date Completed


K. Oppel


A dog on the titanic



I Survived 9/11


i survived

January 27, 2013
Dear Brendan-

I'm curious to know more about this Stink book. Does Stink hope he can keep some of the guine pigs? I think this might be the same Stink who is Judy Moody's brother in the series about her. Have you ever heard of the Judy Moody books? You know who loves guinea pigs in our class-Jake. He has a bunch of them at home. They are fun pets.

Can you believe that we are almost done with Sunwing? I would like to read an MCBA next. 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

Dear Mrs sellers
i just started a new book cold stink the great guinea pig express.there is stink the main charector and his friends Webster Sophie.They are making a great wall of cereal boxes.the wall is done but then the wall made a sound and was wobale so they all went and look inside of it and they all founded guinea pigs
to Mrs sellers

January 13, 2013
Dear Brendan,
Thanks for your letters. I haven't read any of the books in the I Survived series, but I have seen a lot of kids over the last few years get really in to them. 9/11 is one of those events that I particularly find sad and scary. It's probably because I was alive and remember it very well. The book sounds like it goes into a lot of detail, especially since it has the main character right there near the buildings and having his uncle be a firefighter. Did you find this book scary? *If I could talk to this author, I would ask her what made her interested to write books that all take place during scary parts of history?

I can't believe we have under a 100 pages left of Sunwing! I feel like we have been on this journey with Shade and Marina for such a long time. We are so close to him FINALLY fnding his father. I think the author, Kenneth Oppel, must have drawn out the reunion between father and son over the two books to keep us as the readers interested and hanging on to every page. *If I were Kenneth Oppel, I would have changed one part of the story. I don't like the part where right after Shade frees the owl Orestes from his disc, he is snatched by the cannibal bats.I would have been interested to see what happened if Shade and Orestes got to spend some time together. I'm excited for the class to see how Shade, Chinook, Marina, and even Goth are all reunited in the story. It will be quite the CLIMAX when all these creatures find each other.

Your friend in reading,
Ms. Sellers

Dear Ms. Sellers
we are reading class presidnt in my guided reading groople.Well mr flores said that we r goin to have a class president. So every on are so ecsited and now ther seeing who would be the best presedint A couple boys were playing soccer and one of them broke there classes so joila said that we should pitch i and get a new par for him.

Dear Mrs sellers
I have been reading I survide the 911 aticte james went to the doctor an he said that i do not think u should play football because a lot of people have died from brain damige.So the next day he went to new york to talk to a form NFL player so he got on the subway he new were to go because him and his dad go a lot.Then he is at the fire house and then a big boom and all the fire fighters and james stad and wacth the news then he went out side to try and find peaple and his dad was out there and said thets go we got to move the dad got any one he see and he brougt every one in a building and then a boom come and a lot of dust when it was over the dad said tower one just coulapsed then tower 2 fell short later and then james went to the fire house for 3 days stairing at the door waiting till his uncle ben to comeand uncle ben did not make it.

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:)