Rainy Day Wednesday!

Hello all! Hope you all didn’t get soaked coming into school today!  Last night I didn’t update the website due to site maintenance.  This happens from time to time, but do not worry, Monday’s post included at the every least the homework for English 1. Well we are well on our way to becoming AVID readers! We have been able to get a lot done in class because you are staying focused on our texts, so keep it up!

Class Reminders:

English II:

Read Decision Making. Be prepared to discuss and review in class. Just in case here’s a copy if the article. Just click on the link.

Decision Making

English I:

If you have not read “Traveling” please do so and complete the Double Entry Journal on a separate sheet of paper.  Also complete your Visual Representation of Self.


Double Entry Journal

Double Entry Journal
Text: ”Traveling” by Sherman Alexei
Focus Question: How is the narrator’s identity affected by the situation?

Interpretation: Answer the question. Textual Evidence: Write down quotes from the text that support your answer.





















  • 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 September 16!
  • Culinary Club Meeting September 18!
  • Door decorators sign up!

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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