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Welcome to 8th Grade Language Arts at Drake Middle School.  My name is Jessica Conner, and I am the Language Arts teacher on Team Vail.  I am expecting my first baby mid-August, so Mrs. Susan Murnan will be the Vail Language Arts teacher for the first trimester of the school year.  I look forward to working with you all when the second trimester begins.

During the 2017/2018 school year, we will be studying the following units:
  • Analyzing Texts for Narrative Elements and Memoir
  • Creating and Justifying Interpretations and Literary Analysis
  • Looking Closely at Patterns and Research/Argumentation
  • Evaluating Perspectives and Argumentative Speech