Week 4- Happy Monday!

Hi all!  I am so proud of the hard work you have been doing. Please check your grades as often as possible. Progress reports will be out on Monday and NO ONE should fail if you are putting forth your best effort!!!

Let’s keep it up the good work!

Here is tonight’s homework:


English I

Honors English II

  • Complete any missing work!
  • Finish your CER answering one of the following questions:

1)   To what extent should Belinda be rehabilitated or held to legal consequences for her actions?

2)   If you were the judge, what would be an appropriate sentence for Belinda?

3)   Who is to blame for what happened to Belinda’s baby?

Please write a clear claim, provide 2 examples of evidence from either of the articles, and reasoning to support your answer.

·         Read to page 135 in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Stop at the end of “My Sister Sends a Letter”).

·         Complete your assigned Role Sheet (Predictor, Questioner, Summarizer, or Clarifier) to facilitate discussion in Reciprocal Teaching Groups for Chapters 13-17.



Reciprocal Teaching: Predictor

Title of Text:

As you read, record at least three places that you were able to make a prediction about what will happen next in the text.  You must include a copy of the text that prompted your prediction as well as an explanation of how you made the prediction.

Your first prediction should be based on your initial impressions of the text (BEFORE YOU BEGIN READING). 

Passage from the Text























Reciprocal Teaching: Summarizer Role

Title of Text:

As you read, list the three most important events from the text below:







Based on these events, what do you believe to be the MAIN IDEA (the most important or central thought of a paragraph or larger section of text, which tells the reader what the text is about) of the passage?









Reciprocal Teaching: Clarifier

Title of Text:

In the boxes below, write down at least three places that you encountered unknown words, confusing phrases, or places that you became unclear about what was going on in the story.  YOU MUST INCLUDE THE PAGE NUMBER AND EXPLAIN HOW YOU FIGURED OUT WHAT THE WORD, PHRASE OR PASSAGE MEANT.

Passage from Text Page Number What you think this word, phrase, or passage means Method you used to figure this out (context clues, rereading, reading on, thinking of a synonym, talking to a friend)































Reciprocal Teaching: Questioner

Title of Text:

As you read, please create at least THREE OPEN-ENDED questions that you would like to discuss with your group.  Use the question stems below to help.

●          Why do you think…?

●          How do you think…?

●          What do you think…?

●          I wonder…

●          What if…

●          When/Where…?

●          Explain why/how…

●          How does…impact…?

●          Why is…important?

●          What is a solution for…?


Please also include the page number that prompted your question in order to facilitate the discussion.


Open-Ended Question Page Number






About jvpilar

Here's a little info about your teacher. I worked really hard to become your teacher. I went to UIC to get a degree in English, but decided to work as a writer in California. While I was there I realized I would rather work with kids than work in an office all day, so I decided to come back to Chicago and become a licensed, fully certified teacher. I earned a Masters Degree in Teaching and Education from Dominican University and got my first job at Hancock. During my 4 years at Hancock, I have taught English at every grade level. I started the Culinary Club and also sponsor BuildOn, both clubs do community service projects all over the city. I also have a cat named Duke that I rescued during one of our BuildOn service learning projects and a dog named Duchess.

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