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December 14, 2014

Spanish 1A_SNYDER_Week of December 15, 2014

Filed under: Spanish 1 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 10:21 am

MONDAY (December 15)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = TCC subject pronouns_Fin de la saga Crepúsculo

2) Tú vs. Ud.

3) Introduce the conjugation skeleton

4) 5 1/2 minute video about ser from VHL:  (activities, 1.3, Tutorial)

5) Practice with subject prons. from Quizlet–choose test, mult choice/TF

6) Practice for forms of ser

7) Handout: Test PRACTICE SPN IA leción 1 (Document on Fusion)

HOMEWORK

>Test Friday over lección 1 (practice test Document on Fusion, VHL (textbook website for vText, practice activities, tutorials, etc), link to a practice listening activity

TUESDAY (December 16)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = 1/2 sheet about ser (part 1)

2) Concept of verb conjugation:

>Talk about how verbs match people

>3 ½  minute video

>ser intro.ppt Document on Fusion

>ser grammar notes Document on Fusion

3) Vistas pp. 20-21

4) Different videos to help remember the forms of ser (drawback is they don’t include sois)

>silly rap sound

>modern song “I’m yours” 

>Goofy teacher and his buddy 

5) Vistas p. 23

HOMEWORK

>Test Friday over lección 1 (practice test Document on FusionVHL (textbook website for vText, practice activities, tutorials, etc), link to a practice listening activity

WEDNESDAY (December 17)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = 1/2 sheet about ser (part 2)

2) Fotonovela from VHL lección 1

3) Vistas pp. 24-25

4) Observations about a train schedule (24 hour clock, etc.)

 

HOMEWORK

>Test Friday over lección 1 (practice test Document on FusionVHL (textbook website for vText, practice activities, tutorials, etc), link to a practice listening activity

>Bonus question on Friday’s test will be based on information from Vistas pp. 36-37

THURSDAY (December 18)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Turn in 10 TCCs (list will be distributed today in class)

2) Test review activities

7) Work on VHL activities to prepare for tomorrow’s exam (no need to complete them all–on VHL under Dec. 19)

 

HOMEWORK

>Test Friday over lección 1 (practice test Document on FusionVHL (textbook website for vText, practice activities, tutorials, etc), link to a practice listening activity

>Bonus question on Friday’s test will be based on information from Vistas pp. 36-37

FRIDAY (December 19)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None, but test today over lección 1 (practice test Document on FusionVHL (textbook website for vText, practice activities, tutorials, etc), link to a practice listening activity

CLASSWORK

1) lección 1 test

2) Handout:  lección 2 vocabulary

HOMEWORK

>Quiz Thursday, January 8, over lección 2 vocabulary (review activities on Quizlet) (remember, 15 terms will be matching and 5 will be “Which one doesn’t belong?”)

December 13, 2014

English 9B_SNYDER_Week of December 15, 2014

Filed under: English 9 B,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 11:03 pm

MONDAY (December 15)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Attendance

2) Join this class on turnitin.com

• 2nd hour class id = 9142102 enrollment password = 9b2ndhour

• 3rd hour class id = 9142105 enrollment password = 9b3rdhour

3) AOW = ”Spinosaurus: A Huge Predatory Dinosaur, Built to Swim” (1st independent AoW –Document on Fusion) begin annotation in class

4) Packet: The sonnet Form and Iambic Pentameter

HOMEWORK

>Quiz tomorrow over Greek word roots 1-5 (matching, fill in the blank, give examples)

>Complete vocabulary for Act I (in Romeo and Juliet packet distributed during class today)

>Article of the Week essay due to turnitin.com by Friday, December 19 at 11:59 P.M.(1st independent AoW –Document on Fusion will explain the structure of the essay)

TUESDAY (December 16)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Vocabulary for Act I (in Romeo and Juliet packet distributed during class Monday)

>Quiz today over Greek word roots 1-5 (matching, fill in the blank, give examples)

 

CLASSWORK

1) Quiz over Greek word roots 1-5

2) 15 minutes choice reading time

3) Review the “Prologue”: packet p. 9; fill out together

4) Go over “famous lines and phrases from Romeo and Juliet

5)  list of characters in Romeo and Juliet: 1 list, or another list with relationships

HOMEWORK

>Article of the Week essay due to turnitin.com by Friday, December 19 at 11:59 P.M.(1st independent AoW –Document on Fusion will explain the structure of the essay)

>Independent reading worksheets due Friday (must have 2 hours of reading)

WEDNESDAY (December 17)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) 10-minute timed read

2) No Fear Shakespeare

3) Act I scene 1

HOMEWORK

>Complete Romeo and Juliet  packet for Act I scene 1

>Article of the Week essay due to turnitin.com by Friday, December 19 at 11:59 P.M.(1st independent AoW –Document on Fusion will explain the structure of the essay)

>Independent reading worksheets due Friday (must have 2 hours of reading)

THURSDAY (December 18)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Romeo and Juliet packet notes for Act I scene 1

CLASSWORK

1)  10 question review of subject and predicate

2) Intro to sentence diagramming:  sentence_diagramming_subject_and_predicate (Document on Fusion)

3) Students write definition and examples for Greek word roots #s 6-10: Word roots notes.docx (Document on Fusion) and  Greek and Latin word roots.pptx (Document on Fusion)

4) Move to the computer lab to work on article essay: 1st independent AoW.docx (Document on Fusion)

HOMEWORK

>Article of the Week essay due to turnitin.com by Friday, December 19 at 11:59 P.M.(1st independent AoW –Document on Fusion will explain the structure of the essay)

>Independent reading worksheets due Friday (must have 2 hours of reading)

FRIDAY (December 19)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Article of the Week essay due to turnitin.com by 11:59 P.M. tonight(1st independent AoW –Document on Fusion will explain the structure of the essay)

>Independent reading worksheets (must have 2 hours of reading)

CLASSWORK

1) 15 minute choice read

2) Turn in independent reading worksheets

3) No Fear Shakespeare

4) Act I scenes 2 and 3

HOMEWORK

>Complete Romeo and Juliet  packet for Act I scenes 2 and 3

>Quiz Tuesday, January 6 over Greek word roots 6-10 (matching, fill in the blank, give examples)

December 6, 2014

Spanish 1A_SNYDER_Week of December 8, 2014

Filed under: Spanish 1 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 11:17 am

MONDAY (December 8)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = los sustantivos

2) Vistas pp. 12-14

3) Online practice for gender of nouns

4)  Gender of nouns listening activity (Do  “simplified example”)

5) Online practice for plural of nouns 

6) Online practice for definite and indefinite articles 

HOMEWORK

>Vocabulary quiz tomorrow  (online study link:  quizlet flashcards/activities   (Document on Fusion, SPANISH 1A VOCABULARY QUIZZES, tells format of the quiz)

TUESDAY (December 9)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none, but lección 1 vocabulary quiz today (online study link:  quizlet flashcards/activities   (Document on Fusion, SPANISH 1A VOCABULARY QUIZZES, tells format of the quiz)

 

CLASSWORK

1) Quiz over lección 1 vocabulary 

2) TCC = gender of nouns.

3) definite and indefinite articles = flip chart and grammar notes 

HOMEWORK

>Study for quiz Thursday over nouns and articles (Practice quiz over nouns and articles Document on Fusion)

WEDNESDAY (December 10)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = Reading activity: Vistas pp. 30-31 preguntas 1-7

2) 2 VHL listening activities

3) Grupitos to complete Vistas p. 14 ¡inténtalo! and p. 15 act. 1

HOMEWORK

>Study for quiz tomorrow over nouns and articles (Practice quiz over nouns and articles Document on Fusion)

THURSDAY (December 11)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None, but quiz today over nouns and articles (Practice quiz over nouns and articles Document on Fusion)

CLASSWORK

1) Quiz today over nouns and articles 

>(Vocab-focused quiz over nouns and articles)

2) TCC = articles reading activity

3) Vistas pp. 16-18

HOMEWORK

>Listening homework on VHL due Sunday night (December 14)

FRIDAY (December 12)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = Draw your own subject pronouns worksheet (can correct here)

2) Vistas p. 19

3) Distribute subject pronouns lyrics —Document on Fusion

4) Number review activities

HOMEWORK

>Listening homework on VHL due Sunday night (December 14)

English 9B_SNYDER_Week of December 8, 2014

Filed under: English 9 B,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 10:21 am

MONDAY (December 8)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

>Shakespeare research project approved research:  Shakespeare cart of books, Groves Media Home Page,  Groves Media (Shakespeare)

HOMEWORK

>Obtain any materials you may need for your Shakespeare group project

TUESDAY (December 9)

CLASSWORK

1)  20-25 minute talk from Mrs. Landgraf, our school librarian, then students browse for books

2) Introduce reading chart:  Calculate Your Reading Grade.doc  document on Fusion– students must read an hour per week–We will read in class on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

3) December 2014 book talk

HOMEWORK

>Obtain any materials you may need for your Shakespeare group project

>Bring choice read book tomorrow December 2014 book talk

WEDNESDAY (December 10)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Any materials you may need for your Shakespeare group project

CLASSWORK

1) 10-minute timed read December 2014 book talk

2) finish research/put together presentation– ppt/Prezi presentation, other?

HOMEWORK

>Finish Shakespeare group project, be ready to present in class on Friday

THURSDAY (December 11)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) 15- question activity to identify the subject of a sentence

2) Word roots notes (Document on Fusion)–get roots #1-5

3) Article of the Week:  ”Crumbling under our Wheels” 

HOMEWORK

>Finish 2 C.E.R.S. for Article of the Week

>Finish Shakespeare group project, be ready to present in class on Friday

>Quiz next Tuesday over word roots 1-5 (matching, fill in the blank, give examples)

FRIDAY (December 12)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>2 C.E.R.S. for Article of the Week

>Completed Shakespeare group project

 

CLASSWORK

1) Groups present Shakespeare projects

2) 15 minute choice read December 2014 book talk

3) Packet: Iambic pentameter, sonnet, “Prologue” from Romeo and Juliet

HOMEWORK

>Quiz next Tuesday over word roots 1-5 (matching, fill in the blank, give examples)

December 1, 2014

Spanish 1A_SNYDER_Week of December 1, 2014

Filed under: Spanish 1 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 9:50 pm

MONDAY (December 1)

No school for students today

TUESDAY (December 2)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Introductory activities

2) 1A pre test

3) Handout = syllabus  (document on Fusion)

4) Go to bookroom to check out textbooks

5) “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 (December 3)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Need all supplies for class

CLASSWORK

1) Sign computer lab agreement (document on Fusion)

2) label dividers: file name = divider tabs.ppt (document on Fusion)

3) Briefly look at my Fusion page

4) Vistas p. 9 (pronunciation)

5) Handout = lección 1 vocabulary list—printed from Quizlet, additional lists can be printed from Quizlet)

HOMEWORK

>Vocabulary quiz next Tuesday December 9 (online study link:  Quizlet flashcards/activities, handout = SPANISH 1A VOCABULARY QUIZZES.docx—tells format for quizzes, 15 matching and 5 which one doesn’t belong–document on Fusion)

THURSDAY (December 4)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Handout =  useful information for class

2) TCC = cognates worksheet 

GO TO THE LANGUAGE LAB

3) Sign up with VHL

4) Assigned 4 activities on VHL (look for them under today’s date)

HOMEWORK

>Watch “introductions” (10 min video) 

>Vocabulary quiz next Tuesday December 9 (online study link:  Quizlet flashcards/activities, handout = SPANISH 1A VOCABULARY QUIZZES.docx—tells format for quizzes, 15 matching and 5 which one doesn’t belong–document on Fusion)

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

FRIDAY (December 5)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Introductions TCC

2) Vistas pp. 10 and 11

3) Handout = El Abecedario (put in gramática section of binder, document on Fusion); do 1st part of alphabet spelling practice.ppt (document on Fusion)

 

HOMEWORK

> Vocabulary quiz next Tuesday December 9 (online study link:  Quizlet flashcards/activities, handout = SPANISH 1A VOCABULARY QUIZZES.docx—tells format for quizzes, 15 matching and 5 which one doesn’t belong–document on Fusion)

English 9B_SNYDER_Week of December 1, 2014

Filed under: English 9 B,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 9:28 pm

MONDAY (December 1)

No school for students today

TUESDAY (December 2)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Introductory activities

2) KWL Romeo and Juliet and Shakespeare, The Odyssey and Homer

3) Handout = syllabus (Document on Fusion)

HOMEWORK

>Bring supplies and drawing/coloring supplies to class tomorrow (you may also bring pictures of yourself and/or things you enjoy)

WEDNESDAY (December 3)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Need all supplies for class

CLASSWORK

1) Biopoem (Document on Fusion)

HOMEWORK

>none

THURSDAY (December 4)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Handout = C.E.R.S. (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning, Synthesis)

2) Article of the Week:  “What is Ebola, and How do People Catch It?”–annotate together step by step (we will do this about every week; normally we would finish with a write up, but this time we will just do the prewriting)

HOMEWORK

>none

FRIDAY (December 5)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Handout: movie questions (we will go over them and turn them in after the video)

2) Shakespeare in the Classroom video (45 minutes)

3) Ted Ed, 6-minute Shakespeare video about language and insults    

HOMEWORK

>None

November 15, 2014

Links to final exams

Filed under: English 9 A,Spanish 1 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 4:26 pm

English 9A final exam

Spanish 1A final exam

Spanish 1A final_España version

Spanish 1A final_México version

Spanish 1A_SNYDER_Week of November 17, 2014

Filed under: Spanish 1 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 4:15 pm

MONDAY (November 17)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Computer lab to work on practice tests for lecciones 1-4 posted on VHL, and practice exam posted on Quia

2) Exam review activities: speaking practice (write up possible questions that go with the topic and possible responses), AND finding page #s in Vistas for exam topics, AND 1a exam review flip book.ppt (document on Fusion)

HOMEWORK

>Prepare for final exam:

>>Spanish 1A final exam topics posted on Fusion

>>VHL = information for review, practice activities, etc.

>> Speaking will be this Wednesday, writing will be this Thursday

TUESDAY (November 18)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Computer lab to work on practice tests for lecciones 1-4 posted on VHL, and practice exam posted on Quia

2) Exam review activities:  writing practice (anticipate prompt and practice writing) , AND finding page #s in Vistas for exam topics, AND 1a exam review flip book.ppt (document on Fusion)

HOMEWORK

>Prepare for final exam:

>>Spanish 1A final exam topics posted on Fusion

>>VHL = information for review, practice activities, etc.

>> Speaking will be tomorrow, writing will be this Thursday

WEDNESDAY (November 19)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) Speaking section of final exam

2) Diagnostic test (same one that students took at the beginning of the trimester)

HOMEWORK

>Prepare for final exam:

>>Spanish 1A final exam topics posted on Fusion

>>VHL = information for review, practice activities, etc.

>> Writing will be tomorrow

THURSDAY (November 20)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) writing section of final exam

HOMEWORK

>Prepare for final exam:

>>Spanish 1A final exam topics posted on Fusion

>>VHL = information for review, practice activities, etc.

FRIDAY (November 21)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) Final day of exam review

HOMEWORK

>Prepare for final exam:

>>Spanish 1A final exam topics posted on Fusion

>>VHL = information for review, practice activities, etc.

English 9A_SNYDER_Week of November 17, 2014

Filed under: English 9 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 3:58 pm

MONDAY (November 17)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) S.T.A.R. test

2) D.O.L. 4.5 a & b

3) Merriam-webster.com word a day

4) 15 minutes personal reading time

5) Work on final exam review packets

HOMEWORK

>Final exam essay will be Thursday during class, remainder of final exam will be during the actual exam period

TUESDAY (November 18)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Close reading/writing lesson (preparation for final exam essay)

HOMEWORK

>Final exam essay will be Thursday during class, remainder of final exam will be during the actual exam period

WEDNESDAY (November 19)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

> None

CLASSWORK

1) Finish close reading/writing lesson

2) D.O.L. 5.1 a

3) Merriam-webster.com word a day

4) Work on final exam review packets

 

HOMEWORK

>Final exam essay will be tomorrow during class, remainder of final exam will be during the actual exam period

THURSDAY (November 20)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Final exam essay

2) Work on final exam review packets

HOMEWORK

>Prepare for final exam

FRIDAY (November 21)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) D.O.L. 5.1 b

2) Merriam-webster.com word a day

3) 15 minutes personal reading time

4) Work on final exam review packets

HOMEWORK

>Prepare for final exam

November 9, 2014

Spanish 1A_SNYDER_Week of November 10, 2014

Filed under: Spanish 1 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 10:39 am

MONDAY (November 10)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = 2-sided worksheet:  stem-changing verbs

2) Lección 3 tests back (students can take notes for test corrections during x-block on Wednesday)

3) Stem-changing verbs: flip chart, 2 listening activities

HOMEWORK

>Quiz Wednesday over stem-changing verbs (online study practice), received practice worksheet in class (document is available on Fusion)

>Voluntary lección 3 test corrections during X-block on Wednesday (practice test document on Fusion, link to VHL (textbook website for vText, practice activities, tutorials, etc)–You MUST arrive no later than 7:40 on Wednesday to be eligible for test corrections

TUESDAY (November 11)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1)  TCC = worksheet: stem-changing verbs e>i

2) Stem-changing verbs:  Short video, flip chart, Vistas p 134 act. 2

HOMEWORK

>Quiz Wednesday over stem-changing verbs (online study practice), received practice worksheet in class (document is available on Fusion)

>Voluntary lección 3 test corrections during X-block on Wednesday (practice test document on Fusion, link to VHL (textbook website for vText, practice activities, tutorials, etc)–You MUST arrive no later than 7:40 on Wednesday to be eligible for test corrections

WEDNESDAY (November 12)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None, but quiz today over stem-changing verbs (online study practice), received practice worksheet in class (document is available on Fusion)

CLASSWORK

1) Stem-changing verbs quiz

2) TCC = worksheet: stem-changing verbs (all patterns)

3) Vistas pp. 136-137, read and fill out handout: irregular yo form verbs chart Spanish 1A

4) Distribute final exam review sheet (document is available on Fusion)

HOMEWORK

>Begin preparing for final exam (final exam review document is available on Fusion and I assigned practice test activities for each lección of Spanish 1A on VHL): Speaking will be next Wednesday, Writing will be next Thursday

THURSDAY (November 13)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = Vistas p. 137 ¡Inténtalo! all, and write all words

2) Quizlet activity for all verbs in all units so far:  description if irregular, etc

3) Quizlet activity for all verbs in all units so far:  meaning in English

4)  Vistas p. 138 act. 2

5) 4 practice activities on VHL

HOMEWORK

>Begin preparing for final exam (final exam review document is available on Fusion and I assigned practice test activities for each lección of Spanish 1A on VHL): Speaking will be next Wednesday, Writing will be next Thursday

>Bring headphones tomorrow to class

FRIDAY (November 14)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1)  2010 Mexicantown fieldtrip for SPN 1A.ppt (We have rich Latin culture right here in Detroit!)

2)  TCC = Handout with Mexicantown map (link to podcasts for TCC)

3) VHL activities

HOMEWORK

>Begin preparing for final exam (final exam review document is available on Fusion and I assigned practice test activities for each lección of Spanish 1A on VHL): Speaking will be next Wednesday, Writing will be next Thursday

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