Course Theme: Perception vs. Reality
Year-long Essential Questions:
- What defines the Human Experience?
- What drives Human Behavior?
- What defines Success?
Course thematic idea: Perception v. RealityOur class will always review 3-6-9 week assessments together. I cannot review until all absent students have tested (usually 1 week after we take the test).If your child misses a test day, please make sure he/she stays for test makeup on the soonest possible day following his/her return. If your child needs to review the test sooner, please ask him/her to stay for tutoring on the Wednesday after the test. Thank you!
Week of October 21-25
Monday- Weekend homework due. Students will perform reader's theatre to read The Crucible. Students will note questions they have about the story, and ask those questions via Google Classroom. I will respond to the questions daily. Students are responsible for their understanding of the content. They may havt to re-read at home for further understanding. Students may read Sparknotes or Shmoop for supplemental help. Daily content quizzes will be given on the previous day's reading. These quiz grades will be averaged for a 30% grade.
Tuesday- Content quiz. Students will complete reading of Act I. Students will watch Act I of 1996 film version of The Crucible (screenplay by Arthur Miller, author of The Crucible). Students will complete film analysis form and write a reflection about how the differences betweent the play and film affected the reader. Were the changes effective? Why did Miller make these changes in the film? Student note-taking should reflect major events in the play v. major event differences in the film. Content quizzes will be about only the play events.
Wednesday- Content quiz. The class will continue the plan of reading, then watching the film and analyzing the changes. Reflective writing will be homework. After school narrative revision opportunity: students may revise their narrative essay for two 30% grades. These grades may be used to replace two other 30% grades at the end of the term.
Thursday- Content quiz. The class will continue the plan of reading, then watching the film and analyzing the changes. Reflective writing will be homework. After school narrative revision opportunity: students may revise their narrative essay for two 30% grades. These grades may be used to replace two other 30% grades at the end of the term.
Friday- Content quiz. The class will continue the plan of reading, then watching the film and analyzing the changes. Reflective writing will be homework.
2019-20 English II Honors supply list:
loose leaf paper, binder for class notes and handouts, pencils and pens, index cards for presentations
bottle of hand sanitizer, OR box of tissues, OR container of disinfectant wipes, OR roll of paper towels. Please put your name on your contribution so you may receive credit.
Nice to have, but not required:
highlighters, crayons and/or markers, Post-it notes or tabs, personal copies of The Great Gatsby and Of Mice and Men.
Wednesdays: 3:45-4:30 P.M. or by appointment.
Tutoring is for everyone! Please come to discuss questions or concerns, make up work, receive clarification of an assignment or concept, complete work, or practice ACT English or Reading.Chromebooks available during tutoring sessions.Please make up tests on the Wednesday afternoon closest to your return to school from an absence to avoid zeros.I have duty first term, so I will not be available in the mornings until term 2. You may find me in the northwest corner of the courtyard if you need me between 8-8:20.
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Southern Mississippi, 1995 Education Certification Courses, University of Mississippi, 1997 MS Class A Certificate English 7-12, 1995 MS Class A Certificate Social Studies 7-12, 2014 Teacher Consultant, Live Oak Writing Project, 2010 ACT Lead Teacher, 2016
Mrs. Nicole Vonder Bruegge
2019-20 begins my twenty-first year as an English teacher. I have taught grades 7 and 9-12 at both public and private middle and high schools. I am passionate about teaching English II and getting to know my students throughout the year.