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English/Language Arts

Department Chair - Mrs. Kristy Imhof


The Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts which includes reading standards, were adopted by the Florida State Board of Education on July 27, 2010. In summer of 2010 the Florida Department of Education convened a state committee to determine if additional content (up to 15%) was needed to satisfy English language arts requirements in Florida. Based on the results of this study, in the fall of 2010 the Department recommended no additions be made to the original Common Core State Standards adopted in July 2010. These standards are to be fully implemented with the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.

Presently, the standards adopted in 2007, now called the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Reading/ Language Arts, are the standards being taught in the classroom and assessed on FCAT 2.0 Reading Assessment.



RMS Summer Writing Journal

The purpose of the summer writing journal is for the upcoming 7th and 8th graders to record their summer break experiences, promote a love of writing, practice learned writing skills, and encourage personal reflection.

The summer writing journal topics or questions include a wide range that will appeal to interests and individual experiences throughout the summer break.  Students are to write on a minimum of ten (10) topics or questions.  More than ten may be done. Each journal entry should be dated, titled and contain at least 100 words.  Entries may be handwritten or typed.   Students should practice correct conventions (spelling, capitalization, punctuation) and strive to be descriptive.  The summer writing journal is due to the student’s Language Arts teacher Friday, August 21, 2015.

Please click HERE to review the various items that may be used for journal entries.

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Avery, Angela
English/Language Arts Instructor
Brennan, Dorice
English/Language Arts Instructor
Burnett, Ashley
English/Language Arts Instructor
Dempsey, Paula
English/Language Arts Instructor
Imhof, Kristy
English/Language Arts Instructor
Johnson, Lori
Gifted English/Language Arts (6-8)
Kendrick, Holly
English/Language Arts Instructor
Lowery, Elizabeth
English/Language Arts Instructor
Mosley, Theresa
English/Language Arts Instructor
Williams, Becky
English/Language Arts Instructor