English Department


English Faculty

Jill Fague jfague@scituateri.net
Mike GaudreauAnita Hall mgaudreau@scituateri.net
Anita Hall ahall@scituateri.net
Rebecca Limoges rlimoges@scituateri.net
Keith Sanzen ksanzen@scituateri.net

Classroom Links

Mrs. D's Reading Class

Accelerated Reader

In order to help students maintain their reading skills, Scituate Middle School is continuing with its Accelerated Reader Program. The system offers over 100,000 titles from which to choose. Students can log on to www.arbookfind.com to search for available titles. When searching for titles on this site, disregard the ATOS level, and focus on the Interest level.

Helpful hints for selecting books:

  1. Encourage your child to select books appropriate for both interest and ability. Our goal is to foster an appreciation of reading – we do not want students to be frustrated. For struggling or reluctant readers, several lower level, high interest books are more beneficial than one difficult book.
  2. Use the “Five Finger Rule” – if you child finds five (5) unfamiliar words on any randomly chosen page, the book is not appropriate at this time.
  3. Once you child finds a book they enjoy, search for books by the same author or with similar content.
  4. It is recommended that you preview the content of you child’s book choices.

Course Descriptions

Sixth Grade English

Sixth grade students will follow the Common Core reading, writing, language, speaking and listening standards. A specific emphasis will be placed on:

  • Reading to make logical inferences and sighting specific textual evidence;
  • Narrative writing in both extended and short time frames;
  • Conventions in standard English grammar;
  • Preparing and participating in a range of discussions.


  • Seventh Grade English

    Seventh grade students will follow the Common Core reading, writing, language, speaking and listening standards. A specific emphasis will be placed on:

  • Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text including technical, connotative and figurative meaning;
  • Writing argumentative in both extended and short time frames;
  • Apply knowledge of language to make effective choices for meaning or style;
  • Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners could follow the line of reasoning.


  • Eighth Grade English

    Eighth grade students will follow the Common Core reading, writing, language, speaking and listening standards. A specific emphasis will be placed on:

  • Analyzing the structure of texts including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and word choices shape meaning or tone;
  • Informative/Explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas clearly and accurately in both extended and short time frames;
  • Acquire and use a range of words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking and listening at the college and career readiness level;
  • Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.