Mrs. Breske's Class
About Mrs. Breske:
This is my seventh year as a classroom teacher, and I am excited to both teach and learn from all my students. I completed my master's degree through Capella University in 2017 and hold a certification in Reading and Literacy. I attended Boise State University and graduated in 2011 with my bachelor's in Secondary English Education and an endorsement to teach History. Additionally, I attended high school in the West Ada District and graduated from Mountain View High School in 2005. My other teaching experiences include completing my student teaching at Fairmont Jr. High, teaching summer school at Ada County Juvenile Detention Center in 2012, substitute teaching at all levels (k-12), and I also worked as an Americorps Volunteer as a reading and math tutor for two years at Whittier Elementary from 2005-2007. I am looking forward to this year's new learning opportunities.
Accelerated and Traditional Unleveled English 10:
This year-long course is split into 5 major units, is intended to prepare students for AP Language, and focuses on multiple genres of writing. Students will learn to write narrative arguments, thematic literary analysis, literary analysis, and synthesis essays. Students will read one novel and one Shakespeare play as a class, along with 3 other lengthy pieces that will be student-selected. Students will also read many short pieces, such as narrative argument essays, short stories, editorials, and news articles. Accelerated students will have the opportunity to select their novels from the AP suggested reading list. Additionally, all sophomore students will complete a year-long Genius Hour Project, in which they research and become a "genius" about a topic of their choosing. Students will also learn new vocabulary each week. English 10 Students will read, write, speak, and listen virtually every day.
Traditional English 10:
Traditional English 10 will be blended with Accelerated English 10. The course descriptions are highly similar. Traditional students will receive some additional supports to help them read, think, speak, and write about the complex topics of an Accelerated class.
This year-long course is split into 7 sub-units. Students will build on what they learned in their English 10 class about synthesis by starting the year with a synthesis write about what success means and how it is defined. Once students have a strong foundation of their understanding of success, synthesis writing style, and analysis, we will work through the American literary movements. These include: Native American Origin Myths, Puritanism, Rationalism, Romanticism, Realism, Modernism, and Post-Modernism. English 11 also focuses on preparing students to take the SAT by teaching specific and explicit grammar, sentence structure, writing, analysis, and reading skills and strategies.
Phone: (208) 854-4490
Room Number: 216
School Address: 8055 West Goddard Rd. Boise, ID 83704-3199