Thursday Welcome Back :)

Hi all!  We had a nice midweek break, but we still have work to do!  So keep that in mind as we continue to work towards our goals and achieve academic success. See you tomorrow!!!


Make sure you have read to pg.269 of Zeitoun and finish your last question of the Read and Say Something.

Read pages 257-269


What do you think “wrathful” means (bottom of page)?  What context clues did you use to determine this meaning?

  • STOP ON P. 260 at the top AND DISCUSS:

Why was Maten arrested?  What do you think may have contributed to a mistake of this magnitude?

  • STOP ON P. 263 in middle AND DISCUSS:

How has Zeitoun’s opinion of the United States changed throughout his ordeal?


Do you think that Zeitoun is right to be hopeful?  Or is he setting himself up for disappointment?  What do you think will happen next?  Why do you think that?

Don’t forget to turn in your RAFT letter- it is now LATE!!!


Read your Bullying Article and complete your Reciprocal Teaching Role. You will share these with your groups tomorrow!!!


  • 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! I have permission slips for the Senior Citizen Breakfast.
  • Culinary Club will meet Friday February 14 for our VALENTINE PARTY. Please bring ceramics that are microwavable. See you tomorrow!

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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