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Welcome to 8th Grade English with Mrs. Walters!
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 10 years. I am passionate about reading! I believe everyone loves to read, but might not have found the right book for them. At home, I have two sons, Tripp and Graham, 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
Required Classroom Supplies:
1" Three Ringed Binder
5 tabs
College Ruled paper
Pens (Blue or Black ink only) and pencils
Composition Notebook
Tutoring Times:
Monday before school and Thursdays after school until 3:15 pm and by appointment.
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

Recent Posts

Level ELA Persuasive Paper

Level ELA (5th period only) paper's due date has been changed to 2/6.

PAP ELA Persuasive paper

The due date has been pushed back to Monday, February 4 at 11:59 pm into Google Classroom. This allows students to work on the paper over the weekend.

Week 1.3

Monday: Labor Day
Tuesday and Wednesday: Short answer response test over Summer reading (40 points)
Thursday: How to annotate
Friday: Costa's Levels of Questioning
Monday: Labor Day
Tuesday: Theme; Begin Flowers for Algernon (FFA)
Wednesday: Text Connections; Read FFA
Thursday: Test
Friday: Charlie Poster catch-up

Week 1.1

Welcome to English!
Periods 1,2,3 & 6:
Tuesday: Rules and Meet the teacher
Wednesday: Expectations & Personal narrative (Daily)
Thursday: Review Plot
Friday: Plot of Summer reading (30 points of a major grade)
Period 5
Tuesday: Rules, Meet the teacher, & Expectations
Wednesday: Review expectations, Intro to personal narrative (Daily)
Thursday: Complete personal narrative (Daily)
Friday: Social Media expectations