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    Ms. Riddle

    Name: Crystal Stewart
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    812-376-4403 ext. 1221

    Hello Tyros!  Welcome to my homepage!  I am excited to be your teacher and am looking forward to a great year with you all!

    I have been teaching for 19 years, and have spent the last 16 of those years here at Northside!  I have been part of the Tyro team for 14 straight years.  I have 19 year-old twins; my son is attending Vincennes University for Conservation and my daughter works full-time while taking a few online college classes.  I have been married to my husband Darren for a year; I have three step-sons that live in Florida with their mother. 
    **Some important information about the class:


    In Writing and Literacy 7, students will read and analyze informational and technical materials, write a persuasive essay and a research paper, and learn how to summarize using evidence from the text.  Students will be introduced to the six traits of writing through mini-lessons and an in-class handbook that focuses specifically on the six traits of writing.  Students will examine effective writing techniques and use the writing process to apply these techniques in their own pieces. Students will write their research report based on a systematic research process.  Students will also be exposed to various types of writing and reading genres; we will read AT LEAST one novel per nine weeks along with ONE major writing assignment.


    Students will work on grammar skills and vocabulary. Students will also study the elements of literature through media options such as film, presentations, projects, written assignments, novels, and more. 


    Classroom Expectations will be decided on by the students, but here are a few to get us started:

    • Be kind, respectful, and courteous to others
    • Respect your property and that of others
    • Listen to each other
    • No put downs
    • Be in your seat when the bell rings
    • Have ALL your materials with you daily
    • Always have a library book or book from home with you daily
    • Raise your hand if you have a question
    • You will be dismissed by the teacher, not the bell



    Daily Required Materials

    • Assignment notebook (school issued)
    • Paper, pen (blue or black), pencil
    • Reading novel or writing materials (whichever we are working on at the time)
    • Folder


    Other Materials Needed

    • Highlighters
    • Colored pencils and/or markers
    • Note cards (lined or unlined)
    • Flashdrive/jumpdrive
    • Ear buds



    The following is the grading scale for Writing and Literacy 7.  Students will be expected to complete all assignments daily.  Work turned in one day late will result in a deduction of points (50%).  Assignments turned in more than one day late will result in a zero in the grade book.


    Letter Grade                                     Percentage of Points Earned

    A                                                                           90-100

    B                                                                           80-89

    C                                                                           70-79

    D                                                                          60-69

    F                                                                           0-59



Last Modified on July 11, 2017