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August 31, 2014

Spanish 1A_SNYDER_Week of September 1, 2014

Filed under: Spanish 1 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 11:32 pm

MONDAY (September 1)

>Labor Day!  Enjoy one last day of summer fun and relaxation!

TUESDAY (September 2)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Introductions: Profe, Spanish 1A

2) 1A pre test (diagnostic purposes only—not for a grade)

3) Procedures

4) Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish

HOMEWORK

>Bring all supplies (binder, 5 dividers, writing utensil, textbook, and planner) tomorrow (remember to see me if you need anything)

WEDNESDAY (September 3)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Need all supplies for class

CLASSWORK

1) Sign computer lab agreement (document on Fusion)

2) label dividers  (document on Fusion)

3) Course syllabus  (document on Fusion)

4) Vistas p. 9 (pronunciation)

5) Receive vocabulary list (lección 1—printed from Quizlet), (additional lists can be printed from Quizlet)

HOMEWORK

>Vocabulary quiz next Tuesday September 9 (online study link = quizlet flashcards/activities)   (Handout to explain format = SPANISH 1A VOCABULARY QUIZZES, document on Fusion)

THURSDAY (September 4)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = cognates

2) 1st wiki post.pdf

HOMEWORK

> Vocabulary quiz next Tuesday September 9 (online study link = quizlet flashcards/activities)   (Handout to explain format = SPANISH 1A VOCABULARY QUIZZES, document on Fusion)

FRIDAY (September 5)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Introductions TCC

2) Vistas pp. 2-3

3) Create a a wiki page for audio recordings (1st wiki post.pdf), then record and post lección 1 vocabulary

HOMEWORK

>Vocabulary quiz next Tuesday September 9 (online study link = quizlet flashcards/activities)   (Handout to explain format = SPANISH 1A VOCABULARY QUIZZES, document on Fusion)

 

English 9A_SNYDER_Week of September 1, 2014

Filed under: English 9 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 10:51 pm

MONDAY (September 1)

>Labor Day!  Enjoy one last day of summer fun and relaxation!

TUESDAY (September 2)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) Introductions: Profe and English 9A

2) Editing handout (document on Fusion)

3) D.O.L. (Daily Oral Language)–grammar

4) freerice.com (if time)

 

HOMEWORK

>Bring a notebook for D.O.L., journals, words of the day (see me if you need help getting a notebook)

>Bring in summer reading novels or notes from them for class on Thursday

>Bring in any book that you would like to read (it may be your summer reading books)—Remember, people who read more tend to be better writers!

WEDNESDAY (September 3)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>a notebook for D.O.L.

>personal reading book

 

CLASSWORK

1) D.O.L  1.2 a

2) Course information handout (document on Fusion)

3) Discuss Letter of Self-introduction (document on Fusion)

4) Time to begin essay in the computer lab (due at the beginning of class tomorrow)—remember you can use remote access or e-mail it to yourselves

 

HOMEWORK

>Letter of self introduction (document on Fusion)

>Bring in summer reading novels or notes from them

THURSDAY (September 4)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Letter of self-introduction (document on Fusion)

>Summer reading novels or notes from them

 

CLASSWORK

1) D.O.L.  1.2 b

2) Word of the day 

3) At Groves we enjoy a diverse population, and we have certain house rules to ensure that all can achieve to the highest potential possible (Groves House Rules are in student handbook–link available on Profe’s Fusion page under “Web Pages”)

4) Discuss summer reading novels in the context of Groves House Rules (“Groves house Rules group brainstorm document” available on Fusion)

HOMEWORK

>Bring in summer reading novels or notes from them

FRIDAY (September 5)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Summer reading novels or notes from them

>personal reading book

 

CLASSWORK

1) D.O.L.  1.3a

2) Daily journal 

3) 15-minutes of reading time (students see reading expectations–document on Fusion–projected on front white board and receive a bookmark to document their reading)

4) Multicultural textbooks pp. 9 -11 (multicultural terms) –wiki page with terms

5) Introduce summer reading essay (document on Fusion–Eng 9A Summer Reading Essay_ House Rules, rubric also available on Fusion)

6) Go to the computer lab to make a turnitin.com account

7) Students may join my wiki using the “join code” provided in class; then they can edit the multicultural terms pages

HOMEWORK

>Refresh yourself on your summer reading novels; we will be prewriting on Monday

June 8, 2014

Spanish 1B_SNYDER_Week of June 9, 2014

Filed under: Spanish 1 B,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 2:07 pm

MONDAY (June 9)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Speaking component of final exam

HOMEWORK

>Prepare for final exam (blog post of study links) — writing will be Tuesday, multiple choice will be during normal exam period

TUESDAY (June 10)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Writing component of final exam

HOMEWORK

>Prepare for final exam (blog post of study links)

WEDNESDAY (June 11)

>Link to Spanish 1B final exam

 

World Lit_SNYDER_Week of June 9, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized,World Literature (11th grade) — ms11bps @ 1:56 pm

MONDAY (June 9)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>1 page choice read reflection due today

CLASSWORK

1) Watch the Kite Runner movie (students should take notes in preparation for final exam essay)

2) Receive rubric for final exam essay

HOMEWORK

> Prepare for final exam

TUESDAY (June 10)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) Finish watching the Kite Runner movie (students should take notes in preparation for final exam essay)

HOMEWORK

>Prepare for final exam

WEDNESDAY (June 11)

Class does not meet today due to 1st and 2nd hour final exams

THURSDAY (June 12)

Link for 4th hour World Lit final exam

FRIDAY (June 13)

Link for 5th hour World Lit final exam 

 

May 30, 2014

Spanish 1B_SNYDER_Week of June 2, 2014

Filed under: Spanish 1 B,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 3:00 pm

MONDAY (June 2)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = worksheet (relajarse preterite tense)

2) Review reflexives

3) Distribute exam review packet and look at my blog post of online study links

4) Examine Vistas “Verbos similares a gustar”  p. 260

HOMEWORK

>Study lección 7 vocabulary (online study activities) for tomorrow’s quiz

>Prepare for final exam (blog posts of final exam study links) –speaking will be Monday, writing will be Tuesday, multiple choice will be during normal exam period

TUESDAY (June 3)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None, but quiz today over lección 7 vocabulary (online study activities)

CLASSWORK

1) Quiz over lección 7 vocabulary

2) 2 VHL activities for a homework grade

3) TCC = worksheet over verbs like gustar 

4) Verbs like GUSTAR 1B.ppt

5) verbs like gustar speaking 1B.ppt

 

HOMEWORK

>Finish 2 VHL activities if you didn’t finish them in class

>Prepare for final exam (blog posts of final exam study links) –speaking will be Monday, writing will be Tuesday, multiple choice will be during normal exam period

WEDNESDAY (June 4)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = Vistas p. 247  ¡inténtalo! “fascinar”

2) Assemble and turn in 10 TCCs

3) Verbs like gustar: flip chart and speaking activity

4) introduce flip book project for exam review:  1b exam review flip book.ppt

 

HOMEWORK

>Prepare for final exam (blog posts of final exam study links) –speaking will be Monday, writing will be Tuesday, multiple choice will be during normal exam period

THURSDAY (June 5)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) Time to work on exam review (practice exam, essay questions, flip book, etc.)—We’ll be in a computer lab for ½ of the class tomorrow, so you’ll be able to print charts/etc if you need to.

 

HOMEWORK

>Prepare for final exam (blog posts of final exam study links) –speaking will be Monday, writing will be Tuesday, multiple choice will be during normal exam period

FRIDAY (June 6)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

 

CLASSWORK

1) Students may work on my blog links in the computer lab and/or print out charts, etc. for their flip book

2) Return to classroom for student choice of exam review activities

 

HOMEWORK

>Prepare for final exam (blog posts of final exam study links) –speaking will be Monday, writing will be Tuesday, multiple choice will be during normal exam period

SNYDER_World Lit_Week of June 2, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized,World Literature (11th grade) — ms11bps @ 2:48 pm

MONDAY (June 2)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Literary terms and devices packet

>Chapters 24-25 of The Kite Runner

CLASSWORK

1)  Discuss the ending of The Kite Runner 

3) Lit analysis groups = handout:  each student decides what 3 main points to use for each body paragraph of the lit analysis essay as well as the quotes that might be used as supports. Your group is there to help you.

HOMEWORK

>Completed graphic organizer for essay

>Profe will give you credit for your 10 days of in-class discussion notes over The Kite Runner, tomorrow during class (Please go through and label each day #1-#10 before class tomorrow)

TUESDAY (June 3)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>10 days of in-class discussion notes

>Completed graphic organizer for essay

CLASSWORK

1) Final exam review handout:  the literary terms and devices packets are the review for the final exam

2) Each student will access and read this article and then work on writing their intro paragraph

3) 2 handouts:  the rubric for the lit analysis paper, and intro paragraph handout 

HOMEWORK

>Intro paragraph of lit analysis paper must be uploaded to to turnitin.com by midnight tonight!

WEDNESDAY (June 4)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None, but intro paragraph for lit analysis paper was due to turnitin.com by midnight last night

CLASSWORK

1)  graphic organizers packet for remainder of essay

2) Students work with lit groups to work on filling in their graphic organizers packet

3) Computer lab 2nd half of class to revise intro paragraph and work on rough draft

HOMEWORK

>Continue working on lit analysis paper

THURSDAY (June 5)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

 

CLASSWORK

>Write body and conclusion of lit analysis paper

 

HOMEWORK

>1st complete draft of lit analysis paper posted on turnitin.com by midnight

FRIDAY (June 6)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None but, 1st complete draft of lit analysis paper was due to turnitin.com last night at midnight

CLASSWORK

1)  Revise lit analysis paper

HOMEWORK

>Final draft of lit analysis essay due to “revision” at turnitin.com by 11:59 PM Sunday night!

>Choice read 1-page reflection is due Monday

May 23, 2014

Spanish 1B_SNYDER_Week of May 26, 2014

Filed under: Spanish 1 B,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 5:12 pm

MONDAY (May 26)

No school—Memorial Day!

TUESDAY (May 27)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Finish watching Viva Cuba

2) Handout out = lección 7 vocabulary list

 

HOMEWORK

>Study for quiz next Tuesday over  lección 7 vocabulary (online study activities)

WEDNESDAY (May 28)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = Use your lección 7 vocabulary list to write 5 sentences, saying 5 different things you used this morning. (preterite tense of usar)

2) 3 VHL tutorials for lección 7 contextos (vocabulary)

HOMEWORK

>Study for quiz next Tuesday over  lección 7 vocabulary (online study activities)

THURSDAY (May 29)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = worksheet

2)  Vistas p. 227 act 2

3) Vistas p. 260, los verbos reflexivos

4) intro reflex verbs practice.pptx

HOMEWORK

>Study for quiz next Tuesday over  lección 7 vocabulary (online study activities)

FRIDAY (May 30)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = relajarse worksheet

2) 3-minute video: “Reflex Your Verby”

3) reflexive verbs 1B.pptx

4) Video activity with questions

HOMEWORK

>Study for quiz next Tuesday over  lección 7 vocabulary (online study activities)

World Lit_SNYDER_Week of May 26, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized,World Literature (11th grade) — ms11bps @ 3:58 pm

MONDAY (May 26)

No school—Memorial Day!

TUESDAY (May 27)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Chapters 19-20 of The Kite Runner

CLASSWORK

1) Personal reading

2) 5 groups discussion

HOMEWORK

>Read chapters 21-22 of The Kite Runner

>Literary terms and devices packet due Monday

WEDNESDAY (May 28)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Chapters 21-22 of The Kite Runner

 

CLASSWORK

1) Daily journal

2) Word of the day

3) 5 groups discussion

HOMEWORK

>Assemble 10 journals and WOTD to turn in tomorrow

>Literary terms and devices packet due Monday

THURSDAY (May 29)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Introduction to writing a literary analysis paper 

HOMEWORK

>Read chapter 23 of The Kite Runner

>Finish writing your claim (thesis) for your literary analysis paper (if you didn’t finish during class)

>Literary terms and devices packet due Monday

FRIDAY (May 30)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Chapter 23 of The Kite Runner

>Claim (thesis) for your literary analysis

 

CLASSWORK

1)  Socratic seminar

HOMEWORK

>Read chapters 24-25 of The Kite Runner

>Literary terms and devices packet due Monday

May 17, 2014

Spanish 1B_SNYDER_Week of May 19, 2014

Filed under: Spanish 1 B,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 10:26 am

MONDAY (May 19)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none, but quiz today over the regular preterite tense (blog post of study links)

CLASSWORK

1) quiz over regular preterite tense

2) VHL: 2 activities for a homework grade

3) TCC = read Vistas pp. 210-211 and do ¡inténtalo!

4) Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns:  4-minute video from VHL, practice activities

HOMEWORK

>Finish 2 vhl activities assigned for today’s date if you didn’t finish during class

>Study for test Thursday over lección 6 (blog post of study links)

TUESDAY (May 20)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = read Vistas p. 198 and complete the T/F activity at the bottom of the page

2) reteaching demonstratives.ppt

3) Reading = Vistas pp. 194-195

4) 1B demonstrative ads_saber conocer_preterite_IOPs.ppt

HOMEWORK

>Study for test Thursday over lección 6 (blog post of study links)

WEDNESDAY (May 21)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = worksheet (review from lección 6)

2) Lección 6 test review (in class and in the computer lab)

HOMEWORK

>Study for test tomorrow over lección 6 (blog post of study links)

THURSDAY (May 22)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None, but test today over lección 6 (blog post of study links)

CLASSWORK

1) Lección 6 test

HOMEWORK

>None

FRIDAY (May 23)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = worksheet (wrap up of lección 6)

2) 1B Viva Cuba video worksheet.pdf

3) Lección 6 tests back, take notes for optional test corrections next Tuesday during X-block

4) Begin watching Viva Cuba—students will add to their Cuba research paper

HOMEWORK

>None

May 16, 2014

World Lit_SNYDER_Week of May 19, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized,World Literature (11th grade) — ms11bps @ 3:08 pm

MONDAY (May 19)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Chapter 8 of The Kite Runner

CLASSWORK

1) Daily journal 

2) Word of the day 

3) 5 groups discussions

4) The next chapters chronicle a time of great change for the fathers and sons of our novel

HOMEWORK

>Read chapters 9-10 of The Kite Runner

>Continue to work on your literary terms/devices packet

TUESDAY (May 20)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Chapters 9-10 of The Kite Runner

CLASSWORK

1) 15 minutes personal reading time

2) 5 group discussions

3) Next chapters could be titled “Life in America”

HOMEWORK

>Read chapters 11-12 of The Kite Runner

>Continue to work on your literary terms/devices packet

WEDNESDAY (May 21)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Chapters 11-12 of The Kite Runner

CLASSWORK

1) Daily journal 

2) Word of the day 

3) 5 groups discussions

4) Does Amir deserve happiness with Soraya?

HOMEWORK

>Read chapters 13-15 of The Kite Runner

>Continue to work on your literary terms/devices packet

THURSDAY (May 22)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Chapters 13-15 of The Kite Runner

CLASSWORK

1) 15 minutes personal reading time

2) 5 groups discussions

HOMEWORK

>Read chapters 16-18 of The Kite Runner

>Continue to work on your literary terms/devices packet

FRIDAY (May 23)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Chapters 16-18 of The Kite Runner

CLASSWORK

1) Daily journal 

2) Word of the day 

3) 5 groups discussions

HOMEWORK

>Read chapters 19-20 of The Kite Runner

>Continue to work on your literary terms/devices packet

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