The language arts and reading teachers at Marianna Middle School hold our students to the highest standards for excellence in reading and writing. The Accelerated Reader program is implemented across the grade levels to help encourage students to develop a passion for reading and to strengthen their reading comprehension. Our teachers use progress monitoring data from iReady to shape their lessons, lead small-group activities, and provide remedial reading services in our intensive classes. Our language arts department is currently using a curriculum map based off of the Language Arts Florida Standards (LAFS) to help prepare our students for the reading and writing FSA tests during Spring time. All of our language arts and reading teachers work closely together to help prepare our students for their upcoming grade. 
Sydney Basford
ELA/READING Department Chair