Book Log


Book Title


E, JR, C

Date Completed


The Doll People
M. Martin


The Land of Stories:
An Author's Odyessey
January 3rd, 2017


C (My parents are making
a big deal out of the fact that I
am reading fifth grade level books :P)


Hazardous Tales: One
Dead Spy

Fifth Grade Books






Mrs. Palmieri recommends...


Book Title






September 20, 2017

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 twelfth 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,

Mrs. Palmieri J

January 17, 2017

Dear Team 7,

Good Job getting started doing wiki and RAZ.

Remember on your wiki-

  1. Please write like its a letter- Date, Greeting, Body, Closing, Signature

  2. Make sure to write about one book only (unless you are writing multiple paragraphs

  3. YOU MUST use sentence leads from the pink sheet in your response. These will help me see your thinking about what you are reading.

Use your time wisely during Reading block and you'll be able to get these done at school!


Mrs. P

January 4th, 2017

Dear Mrs. P,
I have been fine. I can't wait to finish 'Sophia's War.' I cannot believe either that Sophia's parents let her become a spy. Like you said, they already know they lost their son. If I were Sophia's mother, I wouldn't have let Sophia become a spy. The character that I respect and admire the most is Sophia, because she is really brave. :)
I am really enjoying the book. :D

Ginevra :D
P.S. The name is Big Nate!!!!!!!!!!!! I am actually reading something new. My parents got me a set of Puffin books. I have begun to read one of them. It is called 'Heidi'.

January 2, 2017

Hi Ginevra,

Happy New Year! I hope that you have been enjoying Sophia's War. Can't believe we are more then halfway done with it! Sophia has entered dangerous territory as she is now working at the Kennedy House, which is the headquarters for the British. It's kind of crazy that she is actually cleaning Major Andre's office and reading his secret papers! Who do you think the mysterious Mr. Moore is and what does it have to do with West Point? I was really surprised that Sophia told her parents that she would be spying. *If I could talk to a character, I think I would ask her parents why they let her do this when they know how dangerous it is and have already lost a son?

What have you been reading besides Big Steve lol?

Your friend,
Mrs. P

November 30th, 2016
Dear Mrs. P,
I am liking the book 'Sophia's War' so far. The title of this book says to me that there is going to be a huge war. The author of 'Sophia's War' got me interested when Sophia grew older and wants to avenge William's death. I wonder what the witnessing of the hanging at the beginning of the story has to do with anything. I think you're right about the fact that Sophia is afraid to go after John Andre. Also, if she does go after him, I wonder how she will get to wherever John Andre is. I'm also interested in how Sophia will get there with the print shop and everything.

Ginevra :)

Nov. 29, 2016

Dear Room 7 student,

I am glad that I am reading Sophia's War__ out loud to you. I enjoyed reading it this summer and think it is making a great read aloud, It is a challenging book, with many old fashioned and difficult words so I think this may have been challenging for many of you to read on your own.

*The author Avi got me really interested when he ended Part One of the book with Sophia ready to seek revenge for the death of her brother William.I have been giving you some hints about what might happen. I will tell you that working at the print shop is key to what Sophia will do next and how she will get even with John Andre, whom she blames for not helping her brother.If I could talk to Sophia, I would ask her if she is afraid to go after Andre.

What do think will happen next?

Talk to you soon,
Mrs. P:)

Dear Room 7 member-

You and write will write back and forth to each other about what we have been reading.
I will ask you questions that you can answer, and you can ask me questions too.

Make sure to always write about ONE book and to use SENTENCE LEADS to help you with
your thinking.

Your friend,
Mrs. P