RHMS Reading & English Department

Dr. Anginise Moore, English Content Specialist
Crystal Stottlemyer, Reading, ESL & World Languages Content Specialist

English Department | Reading Department |
Summer Reading


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“Our days are a kaleidoscope. Every instant a change takes place...New harmonies, new contrasts, new combinations of every sort.” —Henry Ward Beecher

The goal of the Secondary English Language Arts program is to create literate, thoughtful communicators, capable of controlling language effectively as they negotiate an increasingly complex and information-rich world. Students encounter new academic expectations such as analyzing varied and complex texts, developing arguments, synthesizing information from multiple sources, examining different perspectives, and engaging in self-reflection. Students work to acquire specific skills and strategies in reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language.

Summer Reading

This summer, all students will be participating in the countywide summer reading program. Students may read any text they choose including novels, newspapers, magazines, graphic novels, plays, poetry, and blogs. A key to motivating students to read is to allow them choice in the format and content of what they read.

After reading, students should write a reflection about the text they have read. A choice board is provided with a variety of reflection prompts, or students may create their own. In the fall, teachers will collect the reflections and use them to get to know their students. The Summer Reading Task will not be graded; instead, teachers will use it as a classroom community builder to help students get to know one another. Please encourage your child to participate.

Please contact Mrs. Rebecca Paul, English Content Specialist, with any questions: rebecca.l.paul@mcpsmd.net.

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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 
--- Dr. Seuss

The goal of the Rocky Hill Middle School Reading Department is to empower every reader to employ strategies to be successful with challenging text.  Reading instruction targets an area of identified need and is provided in addition to core instruction.

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