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Department Chair

 Kristy Ranaweera

department members

6th grade English Teachers

  J. Armstrong (510) 656-7211 ex: 28053 Teacher - 6th
  A. Chand (510) 656-7211 ex: 28046 Teacher - 6th
  C. Dentoni (510) 656-7211 ex: 28045 Teacher - 6th
  E. Hart (510) 656-7211 ex: 28044 Teacher - 6th
  T. Soto (510) 656-7211 ex: 28048 Teacher - 6th

7th Grade English Teachers

  J. Kinnear (510) 656-7211 ex: 28006 Teacher - English
  K. Ranaweera (510) 656-7211 ex: 28032 Teacher - English

8th grade English Teachers

  D. Antantis (510) 656-7211 ex: 28017 Teacher - English
  T. Hayward (510) 656-7211 ex: 28033 Teacher - English

Reading, writing, language conventions, listening and speaking...these are the things that are taught in the English classes.  Walters' English teachers create innovative lessons to support the California standards.  For eighth grade students, the core novel is The Outsiders and for seventh graders, it is The Pearl.  In addition to these required books, teachers use an anthology of grade level pieces.  Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes  include  some wonderful short stories, dramas and non-fiction selections.

California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

California English Language Development Standards and Proficiency Level Descriptors