Staff | Resources | Reading Requirements  


  •  Ms. Brooke Beard teaches Advanced English 8 and System 44. Her favorite books are science fiction, thrillers, and mysteries.
  •  Ms. Courtney Berger teaches Advanced English 6 and Reading support for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
  •  Ms. Jessica Biagas teaches READ 180 and Digital LIteracy 2. She likes reading true crime and mysteries.
  •  Ms. Jill Cicola teaches Advanced English 7 and Advanced English 8.  
  •  Mrs. Annette Coleman teaches Digital Literacy 1 and Lights, Camera, Literacy!  Two of her favorite books are Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.
  •  Ms. Megan Fitzgerald teaches Advanced English 6 and Advanced English 7.
  •  Ms. Ava Larsen teaches English Language Learners. She loves to read!
  •  Ms. Wendy Leon teaches English Language Learners.
  •  Ms. Siarra McCutchen (7th grade Team Leader) teaches Digital Literacy2 and Advanced English 7. Her favorite books are the Harry Potter series.
  •  Mrs. Linda Osborne teaches Advanced English 6.  Her favorite book is The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. 
  •  Mr. Alejandro Otero (6th grade Team Leader) teaches Advanced English 6.
  •  Ms. Chris Perier teaches Advanced English 6 and supports English Language Learners with Ms. Leon. She enjoys reading about countries and people’s ways of life around the world. 
  •  Ms. Jocelyn Pickering teaches Advanced English 7 and Advanced English 8 for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Her favorite books are autobiographies.
  •  Ms. Nancy Somers teaches Advanced English 7 and Theater 1 and 2. She loves to read victorian literature.
  •  Mr. Ryan Summers teaches Advanced English 8. His favorite book is Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, and he loves science fiction.
  •  Mrs. Alison Torres teaches Advanced English 8.  Her favorite literary genre is historical fiction.
  •  Ms. Vivienne Vasquez-mills teaches English Language Learners.
  •  Ms. Lisa Yim teaches Read 180 and Digital Literacy 3. Her favorite genre is dystopian literature like the Hunger Games and Divergent series.   


 Language Arts

 Grammar Exercises  
 Games-Grammar, Editing, etc. 
 Punctuation-Solving mysteries by using appropriate punctuation 

 Purdue Online Grammar Exercises

 Purdue Resource for formatting essays and citing sources

 Research & Writing:  Step by Step

 Vocabulary and other content practice

 Words Commonly Confused


 Page by Page Books

 Teensite Montgomery County Public Libraries


 Reading Requirements

 Independent Reading Requirements in all English classes
All students in the state of Maryland are expected to read 25 self-selected books each year.  To facilitate this, students in English classes read designated pages each quarter.

 Independent Reading Requirements 
 Ways to Prove You Read It



*Books read in reading classes can count as part of every student’s independent reading requirement in English class.

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