Fabulous Friday!

Hi all! What a long week! We worked really hard to get caught up with grades and to finish our books/ start our new books. I am so proud of each of you who continue to complete the hard work as we reach the half point of this year! Remember, finals are next week and we have a lot to prepare for! The end of this quarter is the one that counts for the semester, so keep that goal in mind- B’s or Better!


Today’s grade boost:

So far this year, which characters have been “fabulous” to you? Leave a comment explaining which characters you have found fabulous and why and get your E.C. AS usual I’ll go first, I think Clarisse from Fahrenheit 451 was pretty fabulous for opening Montag’s eyes to the real world and Hester Prynne from the Scarlet Letter was pretty fabulous for all she did to keep Pearl and Dimmesdale safe. Good stuff! Now it’s your turn!




English 1

Read to the end of Ch.2. Annotate 3 important events, 2 uses of figurative language, and 1 challenging passage.

English 2

Read Ch.2 and complete the last row of the Literary Luminary Role. Look fr a description of Hassan and how he is different from Amir.


-Check Student Portal so you know your grade!!!

-End of the Semester is 1/29! NEXT WEEK!!! Get those grades up!!!

-Build On Every Tuesday!

-Culinary Club now on Thursdays!

-Scholar Hour and lunch tutoring available EVERYDAY!!! See me for a pass to either!


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.

20 responses to “Fabulous Friday!

  1. Jose Lezama

    I think the way Beatty was burned alive was pretty fabulous,what made it even better was his arrogance towards Montag when he was doubting whether he would actually engulf him in the bitter, pain inducing flames.
    I guess the character that’s fabulous here is Montag, and his impulsive methods of taking care of problems.

  2. Fatima Duarte

    My favorite character has been Montag because he has noticed that everything in his world was wrong and he is trying to understand and change things. For example when he threatened Faber of killing him just so he would teach him to read althought he knew he wouldn’t do it.

  3. Karissa Urbina

    A character that I consider “fabulous” is Faber from fahrenheit 451. He’s sees the true meaning behind books and saw how the world that they live in has really become.

  4. Ana Mozqueda

    my favorite character has to be grandma Sprite from the diary of a part time indian because she always had a way to explain things and she also gave great advice to Jr. all the time and to be honest I was very disappointed and sad when she died. 😦 ;'(

  5. Saul Bautista

    I think Faber is fabulous for many years with books and reading them and still not getting caught. He even knows a lot of how many books are left and is super safe and smart talking about books over the phone or any were.

  6. Ashley Torres

    I think Montag from Fahrenheit 451 is fabulous because he actually stopped to think about how or why things happen in his world (thanks to Clarisse), giving himself the opportunity to want to know more like what is happening at the moment. He starts to realize what everyone else and himself are doing wrong. He also wants others to look at the things the same way he does or question the world. He wants them to learn just the same way he is.

  7. Jesse Duque

    A character that i think is “fabulous” is Eugene from a Part Time Indian because he had a good heart and he gave Junior a ride to school.

  8. carla

    a character that i find fabulous is mildred .she can be confusing at times but i found it surprising that she would betray montag.at the beginning of the book i thought she wouldn’t be much of an important character but then when she got involved with the books she seemed caring she is fabulous for how she thinks things trough.She knew she broke a rule so she had the back up plan to make it seem as she had nothing to do with the books by helping montags ex friend captain beatty.

  9. i think that my favorite character is Clarisse the reason why is because she is different and i think that she is unique because she was is not like the others she has an open mind and she is very creative.

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