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 English Department 2016-2017

Read Poster English Department.2015-16    

Not shown: Ava Larsen, Nancy Somers  


  •  Ms. Jill Cicola teaches Advanced English 6.  Her favorite book series is the Twilight saga.
  •  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. Mary Grant supports Advanced English 7.  Her favorite books are Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne and Black Beauty by Anna Sewell.
  •  Ms. Jennifer Kidd teaches Reading 7/8 and Advanced English 6.  Her favorite book is Princess Bride by William Goldman.
  •  Ms. Gretchen Miller teaches Advanced English 6 and Advanced English 8. She enjoys books with interesting characters like, Counting by Sevens, by Holly Goldberg Sloan; Wonder, by R. J. Palacio; and The Reason I Jump, by Naoki Higashida.
  •  Ms. Ava Larsen teaches English Language Learners, Levels 1 and 3.  Her favorite books are natural science, history, and biography non-fiction.
  •  Ms. Lori Leal-Johnson teaches Milestone Reading and supports deaf and hard of hearing classes and English classes.  Her favorite book is The Secrets of Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series by Michael Scott.
  •  Mrs. Linda Osborne teaches Advanced English 6.  Her favorite book is The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan.
  •  Mr. Grant Goldstein teaches Advanced English 8 and Journalism and is the English, Reading, and ESOL Content Specialist. 
  •  Ms. Chris Perier supports English classes.  She enjoys reading about countries and people’s ways of life around the world.
  •  Ms. Sandra Romero teaches Advanced English 6, Advanced English 7, and Lights, Camera, Film. Her favorite authors are Isabel Allende and Carlos Ruiz Zafron. Her current favorite book is An Ember in the Ashes, written by a local DC author.
  •  Mrs. Alison Torres teaches Advanced English 8.  Her favorite literary genre is historical fiction.
  •  Ms. Lisa Yim teaches Developmental Reading and Basic Reading.  Her favorite books are Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli and Wonder by R. J. Palacio.    


 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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