Thoughtful Tuesday

Hello all! Sorry for the VERY late post! We have 2 weeks before the end of the quarter so we have to do our best to keep up the motivation and get those good grades!!! Don’t be a slacker- get your work done! Of course, homework is listed below 🙂 Remember we wants B’s or better and some of you are close!!!

In case you didn’t know, I would like to test who is faithfully following the website. I am offering a special field trip for the top 5 students from each of my classes. On Thursday, Feb. 12, I will be taking my top 20 students on a trip to Navy Pier at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater to see a performance of Macbeth and to have lunch on the pier. It should make for a pretty awesome day!

Here is the Criteria:

1) You must have no missing assignments.

2) You must have above 95% attendance. (Less than 5 days of absences)

3) You must answer the daily question posted on the website. This will also count as Extra credit towards missing work and low grades.

Today’s Daily Question: For thoughtful Tuesday, post a line from Shakespeare that makes you think! Here’s mine:

“This above all. To thine own self be true.” Less than 10 words, but says it all! Your turn! Put your answers in the comments below.

I will announce winners at the end of the quarter Jan. 29! Good luck!!!


English 1

Please make sure you read pgs. 91-104 mark with post-its and answer the questions that follow:

3 important events

2 examples of figurative language

1 challenging passage

Complete your section of the Censorship Assignment!!!

Reading Questions if you haven’t done so yet:

1.Why does Montag describe his wife as “dying”? (81)

2.What are the three things that Faber says are missing? (83-85)

3.What would Faber like to see happen to the firemen? (85-86)

4.According to Faber, are the firemen needed? What purpose does Faber see the firemen as serving? (87)

5.What does Montag do with the Bible? Why does he do this? (88) What does Montag ultimately do with the Bible? (91)

6.How long has the story being told been going on? (89)

7.How did Faber earn his money since he has been an unemployed English professor for 40 years? (90)

8.What is the green bullet? What is its purpose? (90-91)

English II

Read Ch.1 of The Kite Runner

Reminders for every one!!!!

-End of the quarter is January 30!

-Culinary Club meeting Thursday Jan.8

-BuildOn Every Tuesday!!!


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.

16 responses to “Thoughtful Tuesday

  1. Fatima Duarte

    Hi ms.Pilar 😊 “Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall..” Is a quote from Shakespeare that makes me think a lot.

  2. Saul Bautista

    This is mean “To be or not to be that is the question” from First Folio

  3. Karissa Urbina

    There isn’t an actual line that i know from Shakespeare but again i hope to look further more into his works

  4. Jose pelaez

    Extra credit- William Shakespeare quote:
    If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us do we not revenge?

  5. carla

    hell is empty and all devils are here

  6. well… i dont have one but i think his work was really thoughtful made.

  7. Ana Banana Mozqueda

    I have none

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