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 January 13-17, 2020
Monday- Students will have several assignments to complete by Tuesday, January 21. They will have enough class time, but will need to work at home if they are behind. Students will answer comprehension questions and annotate the text for character development.New pairs. 45 minutes of Membean per week is required. Complete Townsend Press Inference exercises.
Tuesday- ACT Reading practice. Students will collect evidence to support development of characters and development of central idea.
Wednesday- Students will answer discussion questions and provide evidence.
Thursday- Students will complete point and support exercises.
Friday- Written performance task (30%). Students will write about a cold story and article. Week 3 Assessment is Wednesday, January 22.
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.