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Welcome to 8th Grade English with Mrs. Walters!
 
Reading:
 
I am excited to meet you! I'm originally from Wisconsin. I moved to Chanhassen, Minnesota when I was in 7th grade. I graduated from St.Cloud  State University (Minnesota *Brrrr*) in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and traveled to Texas to teach. I have taught for 8 years as both an English and a German teacher in Aldine ISD. I am passionate about reading! I believe everyone loves to read, but might not have found the right book for them. I am happily married, have a son named Tripp and three cats: Liesel, Pockets, and Pippin. GO WILDCATS!!
 
Contact information:
Email address: kathrynwalters@tomballisd.net (preferred mode of contact)
Phone: (281) 357-3030 x1267
Conference Period: 8th period
 
Tutoring Times:
Before (7:15-7:30 am)  and after (2:50 - 3:15 pm) school on Tuesdays. 
 
Classroom *Wishlist*
Donations of the following items are greatly appreciated!
 
Box of Tissue
Hand sanitizer
Small post-its
Magazines for projects
Barnes and Nobles/ Half-Priced Books/ Amazon Gift Cards for Classroom Library
 
 

Classes

Recent Posts

4.9 Level and PAP

Level
Monday - Friday: Grammar-Palooza
 
PAP 
Monday - Friday: Work on A Midsummer Night's Dream Project
*A Midsummer Night's Dream Project due Friday, May 26, 2017 MAJOR GRADE*

4.7 Level and PAP

Level:
Monday- Friday: We will work on our last major grade project which is a movie poster about one of the stories we read this year in class. Class time will be provided. It is due on Friday, May 19.
 
PAP:
Monday: A MidSummer Night's Dream III.ii
Tuesday: Quiz; A MidSummer Night's Dream IV.i
Wednesday: A MidSummer Night's Dream IV.ii
Thursday: Quiz; A MidSummer Night's Dream V
Friday: A MidSummer Night's Dream V; Intro to project if time permits.

4.7 Level and PAP

Level:
Monday and Tuesday: Comedy Webquest
Wednesday: Science STAAR
Thursday Social Studies STAAR
Friday: Comedy Webquest
 
PAP
Monday: Comedy Webquest; A Midsummer Night's Dream Act 3 Scene 1
Tuesday: Comedy Webquest; A Midsummer Night's Dream Act 3 Scene 2
Wednesday: Science STAAR
Thursday Social Studies STAAR
Friday: Comedy Webquest; A Midsummer Night's Dream Act 4 Scene 1
PAP: Grade Recovery Sign up begins. Grade Recovery offered 5/16.

4.6 Level and PAP

Level
Monday: Play previews
Tuesday: Draft
Wednesday: Draft/Revise (daily grade)
Thursday: Revise/Type final draft
Friday: Final Draft due
 
PAP:
Monday: Play previews
Tuesday: Intro to comedy and Parody
Wednesday: High v Low Comedy Notes and Wordplay
Thursday: Intro to Shakespeare; Caricatures and Anecdotes
Friday: Intro to Midsummer Night's Dream
We will be reading Midsummer in class. If you would like your student to purchase a copy, Amazon has the No Fear Midsummer on sale for $3.
 

4.5 Level and PAP

Level:
Monday: Finish source notes due at end of class.
Tuesday: Thesis Statements, Introduction
Wednesday: Body Paragraph 1 & 2
Thursday: Body Paragraph 2 & 3
Friday: Conclusion Outline due
 
PAP
Monday: Draft
Tuesday: Draft
Wednesday: Peer edit and revise
Thursday: Type Final Draft
Friday: Finish Final Draft due at end of class

4.4

Monday: We will meet in the library. Ms. Ridley will be talking to students about how to research appropriately and what is available to them to find credible sources.
Tuesday: Level: What is expository? Start research on social issues. PAP: What is persuasive? Start research on social issues.
Wednesday: Research
Thursday: Research
Friday: No School Good Friday Holiday

4.3 Level and Pre-AP

Level:
Monday: Complete Analysis "For Some Its Food For Thought."
Tuesday& Wednesday: Analyze "Making a Connection" (daily grade) for Ethos, Pathos, and Logos with a partner.
Thursday & Friday: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos Test (Major Grade)
 
PAP:
Monday: Complete Analysis for "When Stars Align"
Tuesday: Analyze "For Some Its Food For Thought"
Wednesday: Analyze "Making a Connection" (daily grade) for Ethos, Pathos, and Logos with a partner.
Thursday & Friday: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos Test (Major Grade)

4.2 STAAR Week

Monday: Review Dictionary skills; STAAR Bingo
Tuesday: Math STAAR
Wednesday: Reading STAAR
Thursday: Review Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. Analyze a music video for the terms.
Friday: We will work as a whole class on: Level: Work on analyzing "Food for Thought" for author's purpose, ethos, pathos, and logos.
PAP: Work on analyzing "When Stars Align" for author's purpose, ethos, pathos, and logos.

Welcome Back from Spring Break (4.1)!

Monday: No School - Teacher In Service
Tuesday: Main Idea & Supporting Details Notes; "Question of Popularity"
Wednesday: Summary; "Question of Popularity"
Thursday: TPCASTT; "Harlem"; "Mother to Son"
Friday: TPCASTT; "Mother to Son"; Poetry Relay if time available
 

3.10 Level and Pre-AP

Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5
Monday: Diary of Anne Frank Test (Major Grade)
Tuesday: Diary of Anne Frank Test (Major Grade)
Wednesday: Informational Text, Speech, Interview text comparison stations
Thursday: Informational Text, Speech, Interview text comparison stations
Friday: Last Knowsys Quiz; Informational Text, Speech, Interview text comparison stations
 
Periods 3 & 5
Monday - Wednesday: Literature Circle Project work
*Wednesday* Literature Circle Project due. Major grade.
Thursday: Presentations
Friday: Knowsys Quiz; Presentations

3.9 Level and Pre-AP

***Reminder:*** Per district policy, students have as many school days as they were absent to complete make-up work. Work is to be completed on student's time and in advisory. Please remind your student to pick up the work in the missing work folder. They need to write absent across the top and turn it into the tray.
Also, I am out of Kleenex and would appreciate any donations. Thank you!
 
Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5
Monday: Knowsys, Test Deconstruction, Read Diary of Anne Frank II.ii
Tuesday: Test Deconstruction, Read Diary of Anne Frank II.iii
Wednesday: Test Deconstruction, Read Diary of Anne Frank II.iv, Summary
Thursday: Test Deconstruction, Read Diary of Anne Frank II.v
Friday: Knowsys Quiz, Knowsys HW due, Tie-up loose ends
Next week Diary of Anne Frank Test Major grade.
 
Periods 3 and 7:
Monday: Knowsys, Literature Circles, Plot
Tuesday - Thursday: Literature Circles
Friday: Knowsys Quiz, Literature Circle books completed.
Major Grade Project due March 8.