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Contact Information

Email: erin.drees-snyder@austinisd.org

Phone: 512-841-8685
 
Room Number: 704
 
Conference Time: 9:20-9:50
 
Tutoring: Tuesday during Excel
 
Reminders: To receive classroom updates and reminders via text, send a text to 81010 with the code for your student's class period:
3rd: @SnyderGMS3
4th: @SnyderGMS4
5th: @SnyderGMS5
7th: @SnyderGMS7
8th: @SnyderGMS8
 

Classes

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Jan. 27-31

Tuesday: Keepers: Commas after introductory (adverbial) phrases & introduction to expository writing
HW: Read second chunk (2/4) of Book Club book by Friday
 
Tuesday: Weekly article: WWII strudel & STIR
HW: Finish weekly article by tomorrow & read second chunk (2/4) of Book Club book by Friday
 
Wednesday: Keepers: Commas after direct address & interjections; expository writing, cont'd.
HW: Read second chunk (2/4) of Book Club book by Friday
 
Thursday: IStation & STIR
HW: Read second chunk (2/4) of Book Club book by tomorrow
 
Friday: Book Club - Session #2
HW: Read third chunk (3/4) of Book Club book by next Friday

Jan. 21-24

Tuesday: Introduce Keepers: They're, their, there
HW: Read first chunk (1/4) of Book Club book & study for Thursday's test
 
Wednesday: Weekly article: Australia's bush fires
HW: Read first chunk (1/4) of Book Club book & study for Thursday's test
 
Thursday: Sentence types test
HW: Read first chunk (1/4) of Book Club book & finish weekly article
 
Friday: Book Club - Session #1
HW: Read second chunk (1/2) of Book Club book

Study for the TEST over Sentence Types on Thursday, January 23rd.
 
WHAT to Study:
* Sentence Types Notes (pg. 30 in journal)
* Flow Chart (pg. 29 in journal)
* Sentence Practice Worksheet (graded and returned Monday, Jan. 20)
 
HOW to Study:
* Memorize the coordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS)
* Memorize the subordinating conjunctions (AAAWWUBBIS)
* Memorize the structure for each sentence type
* Memorize the flow chart
* Practice labeling and writing each type of sentence
 
SUGGESTIONS:
* Make physical flash cards
* Take turns quizzing a friend on the conjunctions and sentence types
* Look for each type of sentence in your STIR book
* Come to ELA tutoring Tuesday, Jan. 21 for extra practice

Jan. 13-17

Monday: Spoons - Parts of speech review
HW: Get BC book by Friday, 1/17
 
Tuesday: Simple & compound sentences
HW: Get BC book by Friday, 1/17
 
Wednesday: Complex sentences
HW: Get BC book by Friday, 1/17
 
Thursday: Sentence types practice
HW: Get BC book by Friday, 1/17
 
Friday: Book Club - Establish norms & deadlines
HW: Read 1/4 of BC book & study for sentence types test

Jan. 8-10

Wednesday: 2019-2020 warm-up, introduce Book Clubs, review expectations, begin Madlibs
HW: If you have a book you've been wanting to read, bring it tomorrow
 
Thursday: Share Madlibs & BC book tasting
HW: Get BC commitment form signed and return by Monday, 1/13
 
Friday: Review parts of speech
HW: Get BC commitment form signed and return by Monday, 1/13

Dec. 9-13

Monday: STIR & theme lesson
HW: None
 
Tuesday: Theme review, cross-genre connections table
HW: Read 20+ min.
 
Wednesday: Cross-genre connections Venn diagram
HW: Read 20+ min.
 
Thursday: Cross-genre connections APE response
HW: Read 20+ min. & finish cross-genre connections
 
Friday: Cross-genre connections quiz & STIR
HW: Read 40+ minutes

December 2-6

Monday: STIR & Vision + Voice Poem
HW: Submit poem online Thursday evening and in class Friday
 
Tuesday: Writing MOY & 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th periods: Novel read-aloud & work on Vision + Voice poem
HW: Submit poem online Thursday evening and in class Friday, read 20+ min.
 
Wednesday: Reading MOY & 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 6th periods: Work on Vision + Voice poem
HW: Submit poem online Thursday evening and in class Friday, read 20+ min.
 
Thursday: Finish poem & complete peer feedback
HW: Submit poem online and print or email proof of submission to Mrs. Snyder, read 20+ min.
 
Friday: "Mark your moves" on Vision + Voice poem and turn in to Google Classroom. Turn in proof of submission and paper rubric.
HW: Read 20+ minutes EVERY day

November 18-22

Monday: TPDASTT #2
HW: Bring new book or one with at least 100 pages left tomorrow & study for Thursday's poetry quiz
 
Tuesday: Set new independent reading goal
HW: Study for Thursday's poetry quiz
 
Wednesday: Rhyme notes & poetry writing workshop
HW: Read 20+ minutes & study for tomorrow's poetry quiz
 
Thursday: Poetry quiz & poetry writing workshop
HW: Read 20+ minutes
 
Friday: STIR & poetry writing workshop
HW: Read 20+ minutes EVERY day & enjoy your Thanksgiving break!

November 11-15

Monday: Spelling Bee & Poetry analysis (TPDASTT)
HW: Read 20+ minutes (Book Club book first, then book of choice)
 
Tuesday: STIR & Graphical elements
HW: None
 
Wednesday: Library - Hour of Code
HW: Read 20+ minutes (Book Club book first, then book of choice)
 
Thursday: Kahoot & Poetry analysis (TPDASTT)
HW: Read 20+ minutes (Book Club book first, then book of choice)
 
Friday: Book Club: Last session!
HW: Bring new book or one with at least 150 pages left by Monday

November 4-8

Monday: Literary devices Prezi and notes
HW: Read 20+ minutes (Book Club book first, then book of choice)
 
Tuesday: STIR and Literary devices, cont'd
HW: None
 
Wednesday: Literary devices "hunt"
HW: Read 20+ minutes (Book Club book first, then book of choice), bring money for Book Fair
 
Thursday: Book Fair & share writing
HW: Read 20+ minutes (Book Club book first, then book of choice)
 
Friday: Book Club: Session #2
HW: Finish Book Club book by 11/15

October 28 - November 1

Monday: Setting book project
HW: Study for tomorrow's test, project due 10/31, read first third of BC book by 11/1
 
Tuesday: 6-weeks test
HW: Project due 10/31, read first third of BC book by 11/1
 
Wednesday: District test
HW: Project due 10/31, read first third of BC book by 11/1
 
Thursday: Metacognition lesson
HW: Read first third of BC book by tomorrow
 
Friday: Book Club: Session #1
HW: Read second third of BC book by tomorrow

Helping Verbs Song

Helping Verb Song

(To the tune of “Jingle Bells”)

Helping verbs, helping verbs,

There are 24

Am, is, are

Was and were,

Being, been, and be, will!

Have, has, had,

Do, does, did,

Shall, Should, when, and would

There are five more helping verbs:

May, might, must, can, could!