Book Log


Book Title


E, JR, C

Date Completed


I Survived The Great Chicago Fire
Lauren Tarshis


Book Scavenger
Jennifer Bertman


The Island of Dr Moreau
HG. Wells


The War Of The Worlds


The Screaming Staircase
Jonathan Stroud


The Truth of Me
Patricia MacLachlan

Fifth Grade Books




Mrs. Palmieri recommends...


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You write here......

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

Feb. 6, 2017
Hi Isaac,

Which character do you think you are more like (Emily or James) and WHY?

If I was Emily, I would definitely be sad that my family kept moving around and I had to start over.

How would you feel?

Your buddy,
Mrs. P

1/26/2017 5:40 PM
Hello Mrs. P
Emily & James got in a fight over a stupid book. Because one person doesn't know what a books worth. And the other one knows that books are worth a pile of tinder wood.

sincerely, Isaac

January 23, 2017

Hi Blond One,

Let's talk more about The Book Scavenger.

Jan 18, 2017

Hello Mrs. P,
I'm writing to you about Book Scavenger. The Author(Jennifer Bertman) got me interested when Garrison Griswold got mugged.

Your friend,
7-2 the Blond One

January 18, 2017

Hi Isaac,

I see from below that you are reading The Book Scavengers. I read that this summer and am curious to hear what you think of it. Please use a couple sentence leads from the pink sheet to tell me your thoughts on the book.

Your friend,
Mrs. P

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

YO Coach it's me the Blond One,
I just remembered the name of the boy his name is James & his hair is named Steve.

EL ISAAC-O was here!

Dear Coach,
Sorry about the grafety but it's like a bad habit any way I know that is wrong so please no comment's. I finished I survived the Great Chicago Fire so now am reading Book Scavengers. I had an awesome vacation I got a new video game called Pokémon Moon. In Book Scavengers Emily&um......... sorry I forgot.

Sorry got to run see bi.


Dear Coach ,
If I could talk to Oscar I'd ask him if he is scared.

From Isaac

December 5, 2016
Dear Isaac,

Thanks so much for your first letter. I am interested to hear more about The Great Chicago Fire. Who is the main character? I can see that you made a prediction about the fires that will happen in the story. I wonder what else is going on in the story. Sometimes there is more then one problem for a character or characters so maybe you can tell me a little more about this story after you read some more.

*If you could talk to the main character, what would you ask them?

Talk to you soon,
Mrs. P

11/30/2016 Testing Testing Dear Couch,
I'm reading I Survived The Great Chicago Fire and I predict that Oscar (The mane character) will have some close incawters with roaring fires later in the book. I haven't finished it yet so I don't know. I predict that because the fire is supost to be super big.
Sincerely, 7-2

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