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Old Quarry School: Teacher Pages/8th Grade: Ryan, Shawn


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Mr. Ryan's Home Page and daily work

It's your grade, earn it....

by Mr. Ryan

Mr. Ryan


mail to: sryan@sd113a.org
630-257-2286 Ext. 4 302

For more information

See link above for basketball information


Classzone.com information

Classzzone 7th grade student text code: 2467900-240

Classzzone 8th grade student text code: 2375582-230

*Newsela Codes
2nd- 9ZKJUT
3rd- ZV3RTA
4th- 8XF5ST
7th- J4V6NY

Google Class Codes
2nd- u76jezy
3rd- Phk9xel
4th- 5ftjbo
7th- w9nbKa4

Students are responsible for preparing for class, prior to class, every day.  This includes but is not limited to:SQ3r of chapter, bringing all materials needed for work (Pen, pencils, spiral, 2-pocket folder, red editing pen, highlighter, BAV spiral on BAV days and text) including additional materials for projects like glue sticks, poster boards, markers,tape, scissors.

Additionally, notetaking, while primarily done during class is an ongoing assignment that students need to be working on at home consistantly. 





  Two Week Format- scroll down please 


  • Collect Bell Ringer 3 paragraph review
  • Computer project  Wevideo re. ethnic origins
  • Geography activity
  • Chapter one section one
    Survey and answer pre reading questions


  • Computer project Wevideo re. ethnic origins
  • Geography activity
  • Chapter 7 section 2
    pre reading questions


  • Computer project Wevideo re. ethnic origins
  • Complete Geography activity
  • Chapter 7 section 3
    pre reading questions


  • TBA
  • Chapter 7 section 4 pre reading questions


  • 1/2 Day Second Step activities
  • 1/2 Day Second Step activities


Have a great holiday!  


 PLEASE remind students they need to keep up with their assignment notebooks as well as their BAV materials.   BAV is to be reviewed as needed.  A spiral is mandatory that will be collected during each trimester. There will be BAV tests and a final exam.


M 12/08

  1. Section one of Chapter 2
    SQ3r on their own
    Notes of their own design
  2. Class discussion
  1. An hour of Code with computers



  1. Section two of Chapter 2
    SQ3r on their own
    Notes of their own design
  2. Class discussion
  1. Section 3/4 of Chapter 6
    class reading, discussion and notes at students discretion


  1. Bell Ringer=written review
  2. Section three of Chapter 2
    SQ3r on their own
    Notes of their own design
  3. Class discussion
  1. Review All
  2. Class Activity (Mind Jogger ?)



  • Bell Ringer=written review
  • Section four of Chapter 2
    SQ3r on their own
    Notes of their own design
  • Class discussion
  1. Chapter 6 exam
  2. Review any "problem" questions


 BAV Day

  1. Check in of Bell Ringer review
  2. Ethnic Origin Project preview with Tech aide
  3. Section five of Chapter 2
    SQ3r on their own
    Notes of their own design
  1. BAV


 Review Chapter notes and reread any sections not clear on




Assignment details

   Writing samples for class will follow similar format throughout the year.  All answers must be full sentences.  Whenever possible answers must state source and author.  Details are important, use them to support your answers, always.

 SQ3R= Survey section looking for any nontext information to build background info., Q-give yourself focus by reviewing the essential question or questions prior to the actual reading, 3r- Read it!, review your understanding and finally reread. 


  • Chapter 5 prereading activity Reading strategy and note taking strategy review
  • Print and collect Booklets

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