Language Arts: Amy Byus



Download 2.5 Mb.
Date05.09.2018
Size2.5 Mb.
  • Language Arts: Amy Byus
  • byusa@issaquah.wednet.edu
  • (425)837-7894
  • http://byus.wikidot.com
  • Office: 2410K
  • Social Studies: Kelsey Sprague
  • spraguek@issaquah.wednet.edu
  • (425) 837-7775
  • http://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/
  • high/skyline/staff/
  • ms_spragues_site/default.aspx
  • or http://tinyurl.com/lyfvofv
  • Office: 2410A

Teacher Introduction

  • Teacher Introduction
  • General Syllabi Review
  • Texts/Skills
  • Expectations
  • Grading Scales and Categories
  • Website
  • Family Access
  • Student-Parent-Teacher Teamwork

7 years of teaching/5th year at Skyline

  • 7 years of teaching/5th year at Skyline
  • byusa@issaquah.wednet.edu
  • Byus.wikidot.com

Washington State University (2001-2005)

  • Washington State University (2001-2005)
  • 8th Year of Teaching
    • Previously taught high school in Lacey and junior high in Puyallup
    • Courses taught include US History, World Studies, Pacific Northwest History, Language Arts, Leadership, Drama
  • Background
    • I grew up in Port Orchard and attended South Kitsap High School.
    • I love to dance (studio, swing, ballroom, etc.), garden, read, craft, and travel.
    • I am incredibly empathetic but believe in helping students understand consequence of choice.
    • I run my classroom on mutual honor and mutual effort.

What is Civilization?

  • What is Civilization?
  • What role does geography play in the development of civilization?
  • How have different civilizations structured themselves? (Hierarchy and Caste)
  • How do groups make decisions? (Political systems)
  • How do groups divide resources? (Economic systems)
  • Why do some groups conquer others?
  • What is the relationship between society and the individual?
  • How do you fight against a more powerful enemy?
  • How have ideas changed history? (Enlightenment)
  • What role do American values play in our national and foreign policies?
  • Why do civilizations make certain decisions (policies) at certain times?

Texts

  • Texts
  • House on Mango Street- Sandra Cisneros
  • Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe
  • Bless Me, Ultima- Rudolfo Anaya
  • Animal Farm, George Orwell
  • Romeo and Juliet- William Shakespeare
  • History
  • Textbook
  • World History, 2014
  • Online Access
  • Primary sources, articles, short stories and other literature provided in class
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Africa
  • Latin America
  • Asia
  • Middle East
  • Civics
  • Foreign Policy

Thesis writing

  • Thesis writing
  • Critical reading
  • Historical Analysis
  • Document analysis
  • Causation
  • Research and thesis-driven research papers
  • Sourcing
  • Historical Bias
  • Historical Interpretation

Composition Component

  • Composition Component

Thesis-Driven Multi-Paragraph Essays

  • Thesis-Driven Multi-Paragraph Essays
    • Causes of colonization research paper
    • (1st semester)
    • Foreign policy Research Project (2nd semester)
  • Persuasive pieces
  • Essay Tests: Timed-writing strategies
  • Document-based questions

Sample Rubric:

  • Sample Rubric:
  • Exceeds Standards
  • Standard
  • Approaching Standard
  • Below Standard
  •  
  • Thesis
  •  Thesis is clear, supportable, and specific; statement is complex and thought provoking.
  • Thesis is clear, supportable, and specific, though written in a simplistic style.
  • Thesis has a great idea but the wording is disjointed and hard to follow.
  • Thesis almost meets the requirements, but it may be too board/vague or too specific.
  • Getting there, but hard to understand, a little confusing.
  • Thesis does not meet requirements:
  • Unclear as to what the author is trying to say.
  • Wrote a question not a statement.
  • It is so broad that it is barely resembles a thesis statement at all.

Co-teaching: Language Arts/Social Studies

  • Co-teaching: Language Arts/Social Studies
  • Academic Honesty
  • Punctuality
  • Student Communication
  • Grading

Kelsey Sprague, SS; Amy Byus, Language Arts

  • Kelsey Sprague, SS; Amy Byus, Language Arts
  • Blended curriculum
  • Joint expectations
  • Joint success

Student Handbook

  • Student Handbook
  • No plagiarism/collaboration/cheating
  • 1st offense= 0 on the assignment, 2nd offense= loss of credit for the course
  • www.turnitin.com
  • MLA Format

Students need to be on time to class

  • Students need to be on time to class
  • Students need to be in class
  • Students need to communicate with us in a timely fashion
  • The general expectation for make-up work is that if it was accessible and on the website, it should be done if possible! If not, school policy allows three days.

30-60 minutes a night for both LA/SS

  • 30-60 minutes a night for both LA/SS
  • Students need to communicate with us when they need assistance
  • No late work

SHS Standard Grading Scale

  • SHS Standard Grading Scale
  • Grading Categories
  • 93 - 100% A
  • 90 - 92% A-
  • 87 - 89% B+
  • 83 - 86% B
  • 80 - 82% B-
  • 77 - 79% C+
  • 73 - 76% C
  • 70 - 72% C-
  • 67 - 69% D+
  • 63 - 66% D
  • 60 - 62% D-
  • 59 – below F
  • Social Studies
  • Language Arts
  • 30
  • Culminating Assessments and Projects
  • 30
  • Culminating Assessments and Projects
  • 20
  • Culminating Writing (Sophomore Project, Semester Essays, Major Rubric and teacher scored writing)
  • 20
  • Culminating Writing (Sophomore Project, Semester Essays, Major Rubric and teacher scored writing)
  • 30
  • Process (Homework, some Quizzes, some classwork)
  • 20
  • Process (Homework, some Quizzes)
  • 10
  • Vocabulary Acquisition
  • 10
  • In-Class Participation (Socratic Seminars, In-class work and discussion)
  • 10
  • In-Class Participation (Socratic Seminars, In-class work and discussion)
  • 10
  • Final Exam
  • 10
  • Final Exam

http://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/high/skyline/staff/ms_spragues_site/default.aspx

  • http://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/high/skyline/staff/ms_spragues_site/default.aspx
  • Or use http://tinyurl.com/lyfvofv
  • http://byus.wikidot.com
  • Family Access
    • Updated regularly so students can track their progress. Any discrepancies in grade book should be brought to our attention within 7 days or no change will be made.
      • There is no late work accepted, no extra credit, and no rounding.

Please allow your student to contact us about a concern before you contact us (absences, trouble-shooting, grade questions).

  • Please allow your student to contact us about a concern before you contact us (absences, trouble-shooting, grade questions).
    • Help your student compose an email asking for an appointment during office hours
    • Help your student brainstorm possible solutions to the issue to discuss with teachers
  • Goal: Open communication between teacher, parent, and student
    • Please copy both Sprague and Byus on all emails

We’re so thankful you came to support your student. We apologize for not accommodating conversations about a specific student need at this time, but please consider completing the survey at:

  • We’re so thankful you came to support your student. We apologize for not accommodating conversations about a specific student need at this time, but please consider completing the survey at:
    • http://tinyurl.com/ph5h352
    • You can also email us at:
      • byusa@issaquah.wednet.edu
      • spraguek@issaquah.wednet.edu
    • Because we move classrooms throughout the day, email is the best way to contact us.

Directory: cfs-file -> key -> telligent-evolution-components-attachments
telligent-evolution-components-attachments -> Constitutional Issues
telligent-evolution-components-attachments -> Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
telligent-evolution-components-attachments -> Mla cae preliminary Outline: Alphanumeric Phrasal Outline Example
telligent-evolution-components-attachments -> Your introductory paragraph must accomplish the following: Explicitly state a hook or attention getter
telligent-evolution-components-attachments -> An Introductory Writing Assignment
telligent-evolution-components-attachments -> 2. directions for accessing textbook why history matters? Family facts
telligent-evolution-components-attachments -> Differences between Literary Analysis and Research Papers You analyze
telligent-evolution-components-attachments -> Literary Techniques in The Scarlet Letter Argument Topics for the Essay
telligent-evolution-components-attachments -> Free response
telligent-evolution-components-attachments -> Essay frame format Translate the Question/Prompt into Meaningful Language for You Organize Your Knowledge. Sample chart is a starting point. Expand as needed avms source 1


Share with your friends:


The database is protected by copyright ©sckool.org 2019
send message

    Main page