Valdez Katty - ELA

Mrs. Valdez

Mrs. Katty Valdez

Phone: (956) 686-1415 ext. 3460
Conference Time: (5th Period 11:48 AM-12:37 PM)
*In 2004, I obtained my Bachelors degree from The University of Texas Pan American acquiring a double major in English & Communication Skills; minor in Spanish.
ELA-Course Description:

Students enrolled in 8th grade ELA will continue to increase and refine their communication skills.  The course focus includes study of diverse themes in literature of many genres.  The students will plan, draft and complete written compositions on a regular basis and read extensively.

Goals and Expectations:

-          Students are expected to be in their seats and prepared to work on their D.O.L. silently by the time the tardy bell rings.

-          Students are expected to come to class prepared to discuss the assigned reading.

-          Each student will be expected to participate in class discussion.

-          Students are expected to respect one another, their teacher, and their classroom.

-          Students are expected to do their best ALWAYS!

Required Materials:

*1 folder (Red 1st/2nd, Blue 3rd/4th, Yellow 7th/8th)
*1 composition notebook 
*pens (blue or back ink)
*glue, scissors, markers/colors 



Attendance is essential in improving academic achievement.  Students must bring in proof for an excused absence.

Make-Up Policy:

Assignments should be turned in during the class period they are due. If a student has an excused absence, it is the student’s responsibility to ask for the assignment that was missed.

Grading Policy:

- Exams/Projects      60%                                

- Daily Work/Quizzes/AR    40%