Book Log


Book Title


E, JR, C

Date Completed


Sophia's war
not yet finished


The Buddy files
Dori Hillestad Butler
not yet finished


Tia lola comes to stay
Julia Alvarez


Dork in disguise
Carorl Gorman


The Taming of PZ
Martha Ritter

Fifth Grade Books


The nest



Black Thorn key


Jack and the beanstock

Mrs. Palmieri recommends...


Book Title






Jack and the bean stock has been great listening in the read aloud. My favorite part of the book is when jack almost gets eaten by a bird that he thought was a dragon. It must have been so scary having a bird come down at you like that and follow you till he was out of range of the bird. A big black bird come down at you like you where just a little innocent mouse who gets eaten alive. But so far the book has been great, I hope jack can find his father, steel gold, and become rich, and kill the giants.

Black Thorn key has been a great book to read so far. I think the mane character lives in Chicago with is master who just died. Now he trying to find out who killed his master and is going to get revenge. Also I think the old man across the street kill his master. But it could of been someone else. My favorite part is when everyone through eggs at the old man but than it stunk when he hit them with the cane. Hoping I can get to read more of this book and learn more about it.

Sincerely Tomaso

The Nest was a great book i finished it in about 2 days. I have lots to say about it.To start my favorite part about the book was when the main character was getting attacked by the bees inside the nest and had to save his baby brother. There were sometimes that I thought the baby brother was actually going to get replaced. I also thought that the baby being replaced was going to be a good thing. But as I read more I realized it was going to be a problem later in the story. A important in this story had to be when we learned the main character was allergic to bees. The Nest had to be one of my favorite M.C.B.A books. Sincerely Tomaso

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

Dear Mrs. [[#|Palmieri]]
This book makes me think about my cousins in New York. Also I finished Tia Lola it is one of the best books I have read all year. The end is my favorite part when they go to the Denominic republic and meet there cousins. I wander what it would be like to have a hot Christmas. Well I know that I will never find out. But the book is realy goo cant wait for another book to read.
From your favorite student Tomaso

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!


Dear Mrs. Palmier
I have been reading buddy files so far so good it is very interesting I am on the part where he just got in to the art room. Conor is a very nice and interesting but I have no clue who Agatha is do you know who's Agatha is.


Dear Mrs. Palmieri
reading the first two chapters of Sophia's war. The story really changed but over all the story has been great. But I have been thinking about what Sophia is going to do? I think she is much more mature so she will do something to John Andre. Because he did say he would help them but he did not.

What will Sophia do to avenge her brother I think she will try to find John Andre and try to effect his life like he effected Sophia's life. What will Sophia do to john Andre?

Your favorite student

Tomaso also what Quinn said about him in his story is not true.


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