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Vasquez, Alex » English II Pre-AP

English II Pre-AP

Welcome to Pre-AP and On-Level English II!

 

My name is Ms. Alex Vasquez, M.Ed. and I will be you teacher this year. A little about me...

My family has always been very supportive of me when I wanted to pursue my degree after high school.  I was raised by my mother with two sisters and they always pushed me to be the best that I could be. After high school, I went to the University of Texas Pan-American to get my Bachelors of Arts in English in The Rio Grande Valley where I grew up right above the border. In my experience growing up in South Texas, I worked hard to put myself through college with a full-time job and going to school, sometimes even at night. My community and family showed me the values of having an education and that’s when I knew I want to become a teacher.

 

Once I moved to Austin and taught for a while, I knew I wanted to go back to get my Masters in Reading Education and Reading Specialist Certification at Texas State University. I needed to better myself for my students because I knew that I must be prepared and educated to give them the best education like my family and community wanted for me.

 

College Board’s Course Overview:

Pre-AP English II focuses on the close reading, analytical writing, and language skills that have immediate relevance for students across their current courses and that are most essential for their future work in high school, college, and careers. Texts take center stage in the Pre-AP English II classroom, where students engage in close, critical reading of a wide range of materials. The course trains the reader to observe the small details within a text to arrive at a deeper understanding of the whole. It also trains the writer to focus on crafting complex sentences as the foundation for writing to facilitate complex thinking and communicate ideas clearly.


Course Objective:

Pre-AP English II is a year-long, pre-advanced academic course that’s primary function is to prepare students for the AP Language and Composition, and AP Literature and Composition courses. The Pre-AP English II course is designed to challenge students through high level text selection, rigorous multiple choice questions, and complex essay prompts. To prepare students for these courses, instructors have chosen college level texts that reflect the College Board’s course overview. The reading and deep analysis of texts in tandem with a rigorous writing program provide students with the highest chance of success in future college-level courses.

 

Contact:

Email: alex.vasquez@austinisd.org

Class phone: 512-841-9030

Please note, my conference period is every B day from 9:00-10:30.

 

Remind:

All Eng. II - @eng2vasq

 

3rd- Eng II PAP - @vasq3rd

4th- Eng II PAP - @vasq4th

6th- Eng II PAP - @vasq6th

8th- Eng II PAP - @vasq8th