Language and LITERATURE

with Mr. Snyder

Welcome to Mr. Snyder's Language and Literature class website. I am committed to helping students grow as readers, writers, and thinkers. All assignments (including homework) and due dates can be found on the Google Classroom pages linked below. Simply click on your correct class, and you will see all assignments posted under "Classwork."

About me

I am from snowy upstate New York, where I started teaching middle school Language Arts in 2009. Since then, my wife and I relocated twice to Portland, OR, and now to Denver. We have a spunky Boston Terrier named Izzy and cranky "supermutt" named Jones. When I'm not teaching (or grading), I enjoy camping, hiking, exploring downtown restaurants, cooking, and binge watching series. I feel incredibly lucky to be on Arctic 8 with such talented colleagues and look forward to working with everyone this year!

Contact Information

Help Sessions

Mornings by appointment


After school (2:50-3:50)

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