Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Katelyn Weldon
Ms. K. Weldon
7th Grade ELA
As an educator, I want all of my students to feel comfortable and cared about. My goal is to inspire growth and curiosity by understanding who my students are at their core. I want to meet my students where they are, instructing and assessing based on their needs, abilities, and excitements. Every single day is a new day, a new day for learning and growing.
Neil Gaiman is quoted saying, "Fiction gives us empathy: It puts us inside the minds of other people, gives us the gifts of seeing the world through their eyes."
I use this lens while teaching Language Arts. Fiction is learning through storytelling and Non-fiction is learning through real life events.
District Grading Policy:
- 50% summatives (minimum 3 per marking period) - includes tests, major projects, essays
- 40% formatives (minimum 5 per marking period) - includes quizzes, mini projects, small writing assignments
- 10% independent practice (minimum 5 per marking period) - includes daily classwork and homework
The goal for Language Arts is to help students develop skills for speaking, research, active reading, and clear writing. This will be accomplished through meaningful discussions and active participation in independent and group activities.
Grammar- All parts of speech and parts of a sentence
Writing- Persuasive, Narrative, and Informational Essays
We Will Read: A Christmas Carol, The Giver, The Watsons Go to Birmingham
Please visit your child’s Powerschool Portal to view ALL upcoming due dates for assessments, projects and homework.
Students will be given 1 WEEK to complete and submit a formative or summative assignment. Teachers will use their discretion about dropping points for late assignments. If not handed in for partial credit after one week, the assignment will receive a Zero.
Assignments that are not submitted on time will have a “0” place holder UNTIL the assignment is completed and submitted. Once a grade is placed, the Zero is removed.