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. Reality
Please encourage your child to check Classroom and his/her email daily. I communicate with students through their email and Classroom, and they are responsible for what is posted. Thank you!Our 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 Monday or Wednesday after the test. Thank you!
Week of December 9-13, 2019
Monday- Homework is due at the beginning of class. Membean Vocabulary is due at 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, Dec. 8. Students were given class time to complete all work. Students will compare answers to "Half-hanged Mary" answers, and identify strong tone words/phrases and the imagery these create. Students will discuss how structure affects text. The students will read informational text about the subject of the poem.
Tuesday- Summary of the article is due today. ACT Reading practice. Read the poem "The Snowman" and analyze diction, structure, and theme with graphic organizer. Students will read "Fish Cheeks" for homework.
Wednesday- The class will discuss "Fish Cheeks" for structure and tone. Students will complete a guided style analysis for the short story. The groups will complete a Decorate and Celebrate sheet based upon the analysis of the story.
Thursday- Students will watch 1947's Miracle on 34th Street and complete a film guide. Students are watching for structure, as well as character and plot development.
Friday- Complete film. Discuss findings.
Next Week- Week 9 test Tuesday. Re-test on Week 6 skills, which is not required and will result in an extra 70% grade if the student wishes to use it to improve their average, will be given in class Thursday, Dec. 19. If the student does not take the test or use the grade, an EX will be added in the grade column, and will not affect the student's grade.
2019-20 English II Honors supply list: WHEN YOU RETURN FROM CHRISTMAS BREAK, PLEASE BRING A COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK, MINIMUM 80 PAGES, AND A PAIR OF EARBUDS FOR YOUR CHROMEBOOK. THANK YOU!
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.
Regular Tutoring Schedule:
Mondays and 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 Monday or Wednesday afternoon closest to your return to school from an absence to avoid zeros.
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 National Board Certified Teacher, 2019
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.