Book Log


Book Title


E, JR, C

Date Completed


Sophia's war


Flying solo
Ralph Fletcher


Spy school
Stuart Gibs


fish fenely
E.S Faber


margret Haddix


ski spyschool
stuart gibs


evil spyschool
stuart gibs


timmy failer4
Stephan Pastis

Fifth Grade Books


inspector fly trap
Tom angelburger and Cece bell

Low riders in space
Cathy Camper

The jumbies
Tracy babtice

Mrs. Palmieri recommends...


Book Title



Mysterious Benedict Society


H.I.V.E. (series)



I just finished the seven most important thing. In the story the junk man sadly died and Author Owens had to save his artwork and it got sent to the national museum of fine arts. and it fast forwards to him cutting the ribbon to the exhibit of the junk man or Mr Hampton artwork.

I think that in The True Story of jack and the bean stalk a pixie is gonna try to hurt jack and also i think Annabelle is gonna try to get jack to come back down to there land.

Dear Mrs P I just started the book The Seventh most important thing.In the book the main character threw a brick at a junk man and almost killed him he was sent to juvy for 3 weeks. He had to go to the court but instead of going to juvy for life he went to work for the junk man for 120 hours. I think he is gonna respect the junk man more after the 120 hours but i don't know.

I also like jack and the beanstalk.My prediction is that the dad is going to be taken by the giants and jack is going to have to get him.But if it does happen is the dad going to change after he is there?
You write here....

January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

Ok, time to get down to business! We really need to start making this wiki work for us.

You have two choices-

Each week you must log on to this wiki and write a response about what you are reading.
You may also choose to do this one week, and the second week log into your RAZ account and read and complete a meaningful activity.

At the end of two weeks, I will check to see if you have done TWO wiki responses ore ONE response and ONE RAZ log in. If you don't complete these, you will get an oops note.

Here is a sample about our current read aloud

I am glad to finally be starting our new read aloud "Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk". I will admit that I wasn't sure if this was one of the MCBAs that I really wanted to read. But so far, I'm kind of digging it! Based on what we've read so far, I feel kind of bad for the main character Jack. The author shows us many places where Jack's mom shows/says that she doesn't like Jack. This makes me as the reader sympathize with Jack. I think everyone's mom should love them no matter what. We also start to see and here that Jack is a bit of troublemaker, Maybe his mom finds him exhausting and frustrating! But in the part that she just finished, the mom actually defending him when he was accused of stealing the cabbages. I wonder if Jack's mom will feel differently by the end of the story (especially if he becomes a giant defeating hero)

What have you been reading?

Your friend,
Mrs. P

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 23, 2017

Hi Liam-

That's great to hear that you enjoy reading a variety of books and genres. That's the better kind of reader to be.

I like your connection between Benedict Arnold and The Mysterious Benedict Society. Sadly I don't believe they are really connected, but maybe you will read to find out!

It sounds like Ben in Spy School is kind of a troublemaker. Or at least he doesn't really mean to make trouble but ends up causing problems. I can think of a lot of characters who are like this in books. Maybe even Teddy in Poached who always seems to find himself in some kind of predicament.

Since you are reading another book by Stuart Gibbs, have you noticed any similarities between how he writes two different series- Fun Jungle and Spy School? or do any of the characters seem similar?

Have you kept up with reading Found?

Your friend,
Mrs. P

To:Mrs.P 1/18/17
I do not think adventure book's are my favorite kind because I do not know what my favorite kind of book is yet I mostly read a verity of different kinds of books.

I have a guess that The Mysterious Benedict Society is going to be about the Benedict Arnold the owner of west point in Sophia's War. It may explain more about him so it say why he was going or is selling west point.The book H.I.V.E is reminding me of the book I am reading called Evil Spy school Ben got expelled for launching a Live shell by accident it a large building but he did it to save the students lives.He later goes to an evil spy school.

and thats all I have to tell you about this story I do not want to give away the other parts that I read.


January 18, 2017

Hi Liam-

Thanks for telling me more about Spy School. I see what you mean that the kind of missions they go on don't sound much like what Sophia is up to in our read aloud. I think that Sophia's spying might be more life or death then Ben's.Your description reminds me a little bit of a two other former MCBA series that you might like to check out.

One is called The Mysterious Benedict Society and the other is H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute of Villainous Education) Both books involve kids going to mysterious schools where genius kids learn to do amazing things.

Would you say that adventure kind of books are one of your favorites to read?

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

YOU TYPE HERE…Spy school is mostly about ben Ripley. He is very good at math and one day a person he does not know comes to his house.He told him that he could be a spy if he wanted to. Ben said yes but the spy also told him he could not tell anybody besides people in his school.

I do not think that the spy's in spy school are like the spy's in Sophia's War.Beacuse in spy school they go on more modern day type of mission with more high-tech wepon's and in the book we are reading it is less modern day.

I do not know if I would be a spy I probly would but I do not know it looks fun but its hard.


December 5, 2016
Hi Liam-

Thanks so much for writing me back and of including a few books on your book log. I see that you are reading Spy School which I think is by the same author as Poached. I'd been very curious to hear more about that book. I'm also wondering if the spies in that book are anything like the ones during the American Revolution in Sophia's War. We are just getting to the part in the book where Sophia is about to take a big risk and become a spy. I think a lot of people like the idea of adventure that spies do, but I don't think I would ever have the guts to be a real spy. Do you think you could do it?

Talk to you soon,
Mrs. P:)

In the book shophia's war thae aourthor got me interested when.We first started the book becouse the british had found a american spy named nathan hale.They hung him and they did not give him a bible to read. That shows how hard it was to be a spy a that time in hstor. you had to be really well traind in things like camoflge and descises.

From your fariot student Liam Benson.

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