Ms. Schuette's Classroom 2014-2015

Wydown Middle School & Clayton High School

Welcome to Ms. Schuette's Classroom!

My primary goal is for students to grow into independent, life-long readers, writers, and thinkers who are prepared for successful futures!

I teach two reading strategies classes, a co-taught College Prep. English I class, an English class, and a study skills class.

My Schedule:

7:45 A.M - 11:00 A.M. - Wydown Middle School

11:45 A.M.- 3:30 P.M. - Clayton High School

Plan Period: 2:20 P.M. - 3:15 P.M.

Study Skills

Study Skills is designed to facilitate learning through strategies in reading comprehension, written expression, math, vocabulary development, organization and time management, test taking, note taking, and self-advocacy. Teaching students how to learn empowers them to become more efficient and effective. When students learn how to learn, they can accept responsibility for their successes and failures.

What happens in Study Skills?

-instruction in strategies (class lessons)

-strategy application

+reteach skills from classes

+extra practice on new skills

+plan and revise essays

+go to English conferences

+study for tests

What skills will be covered?

-note taking -goal setting -editing & revising -test taking

-vocabulary -writing process -learning styles -self-advocacy

-reading skills

What is needed for Study Skills?




-materials for upcoming tests

-essays (saved to flash drive)

How is Study Skills graded?

Grade comes from points in the following 5 areas. To earn credit 80% of total points must be earned.

-On Time: Arrive to class on time.

-Planner: Bring your completed planner to class.

-Prepared: Bring all materials needed to complete work in class.

-Participate: Work with teacher/independently/small group to complete a given task.

-Behavior: Follow directions. Be respectful to classmates and teachers.

IEP English

IEP English is a course designed to increase literacy skills in students. The course curriculum is designed around individualized student learning and IEP goals.

Reading strategies, reading fluency, as well as writing strategies will be taught in IEP English.

Students are required to read a minimum of fifteen minutes per night and complete a weekly reading log.

Classroom Expectations

1. Be responsible
2. Be respectful
3. Be kind

SSD Resources

Use the link below to find more information about special education services and staff at CHS, a variety of resources, and a copy of the latest SSD Parent Connection Newsletter:

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Contact Ms. Schuette

Pleae feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments.