And the week goes on… Happy Thursday!

For a short week, you have been working really hard! Let’s keep it up!

HOMEWORK ENGLISH I

  • Write a paragraph explaining if Michael should be tried as an adult or a juvenile.  Use your text to give examples that support your claim. 

  • Bring Swallowing Stones 
  • Bring Independent Reading books
  • Complete any missing work!

HOMEWORK HONORS ENGLISH II

  • EMAIL BLOGS TO ME BEFORE 9pm. Scroll down for the format.

Compare/Contrast Blog Post Collaborative Writing Template

Directions: Today you will work together to write a collaborative blog post that will appear on our school’s blog – Whatchoo Got to Say?  You will use information from your compare/contrast essays to draft the post.  YOU WILL WRITE ONE POST PER GROUP.

 

Use the template below to draft your response.

Part I

(Introduction)

Introduce both books and provide background information about the characters’ conflicts and the decision making factors they use.

USE THE BEST PARTS OF YOUR INTRODUCTIONS.

 

Part II

Explain which author presents a decision-making factor more relevant to today’s young people.

USE THE BEST PARTS OF YOUR CONCLUSIONS.

  While both authors explore decision making in their texts, ____________ does a better job of making his book relevant to young readers.

Part III

Explain what insights young people can gain about decision making by reading these books.

USE THE BEST PARTS OF YOUR CONCLUSIONS.

     By reading Hole in my Life and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, young people begin to understand that ___________________________________.

Part IV

Ask two guiding questions that will encourage readers to respond to your blog post.

 

 

  • Bring Hole in My Life and PTI to turn in.
  • Turn in Final Copy of Blog Post tomorrow, Friday Nov.15!!!

Click on this Peer Edit if you need the Questions for the Peer Edit!

IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR EVERYONE!!!

  • CHECK YOUR GRADES AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE!!! You can always raise your  grade by going to lunch tutoring or Scholar Hour.  See me for more details and a pass. Then, I will send you down during lunch or after school.
  • Build On Meeting Tuesday in Room 101! Build On permission slips are available in room 101 if you would like to go to CYP and be a mentor this Saturday Nov.16!  :)
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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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