8th Grade Quest Survey

Hi! If you haven't heard - or at least figured it out - I'll be your QUEST teacher next year. I'd like to learn a little about you and your interests as I try to put together your GIEP. Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability. YOU MUST ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS!!!

Thanks!
Mr. Snyder



A red asterisk (*) indicates required questions.


  1. What is your name?


  1. Do you have an email address that you use besides the school email address? Type it here.


  1. How would you rank your ability level and/or interest in the following subjects/topics?

            1 2 3 4 5      
      Career Exploration Extreme Weakness Extreme Strength  
      Social Studies Extreme Weakness Extreme Strength  
      Foreign Languages Extreme Weakness Extreme Strength  
      Language Arts Extreme Weakness Extreme Strength  
      Reading Extreme Weakness Extreme Strength  
      Computers/Technology Extreme Weakness Extreme Strength  
      Science Extreme Weakness Extreme Strength  
      Math Extreme Weakness Extreme Strength  


  1. How do you prefer to learn? Select ALL that apply.
    (Yes, I know that this sounds a lot like the question above :)*
    Lecture
    Watching video clips
    Playing games
    Having a conversation or discussion
    Acting it out / role play
    Experimentation
    Watching demonstrations
    Hands-on activities
    Reading from books, magazines, or websites


  1. How do you prefer to share your learning? Select ALL that apply.*
    Discussing it with others
    Giving speeches
    Creating something about it (project, displays, etc.)
    Acting it out
    Writing about it
    Creating drawings or illustrations
    Teach others about it
    Create a product using computer software applications


  1. In eighth grade Social Studies you will learn about the events that helped to shape the United States from the French and Indian War through the Reconstruction Era.

    What areas/topics you would consider to be areas of interest/strength?*

            1 2 3 4 5      
      The French and Indian War Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Rebellion - prelude to the American Revolution Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      The American Revolution Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      The Articles of Confederation and the Constitution Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      The Launch of Political Parties Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Building a National Identity - the early 1800's Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Utopian Societies / Reform Movements Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Westward Expansion / Manifest Destiny Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Mexican-American War Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Conflict between the Northern and Southern States Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      The Civil War Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Reconstruction Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  


  1. In Language Arts, you will study a variety of different types of literature and practice many different types of writing.

    What areas/topics you would consider to be areas of interest/strength?

            1 2 3 4 5      
      Short stories Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Vocabulary Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Figurative Language Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Grammar Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Character Development Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Persuasive Writing Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Literary Analysis Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Writing fiction Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Informative Writing Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  


  1. In Science, you will explore many areas of of the scientific world.

    What areas/topics you would consider to be areas of interest/strength?*

            1 2 3 4 5      
      Characteristics of the Sun Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Characteristics of the Earth Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Characteristics of the Moon Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Characteristics of the planets Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Stars, galaxies, meteors, etc. Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Electrical Circuits Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Electrical Power and Energy Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Electrical Current Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Capacitors, Resistors, and Diodes Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Properties of Matter Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Combining Elements and Compounds Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Examining and Grouping Elements Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Chemical Reactions Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  
      Mass Reactions Classroom instruction is enough I'd LOVE to learn more!  


  1. What are two goals you would like to accomplish for next year?*


  1. What do I need to know about you - either as a person as a learner? Please share with me anything that you think will help me to better know you and to provide the best possible QUEST experience for your next year.*





8th Grade QUEST
Dorseyville Middle School
Pittsburgh, PA