Middle School Language Arts

Welcome to English, a window into your imagination!

My classroom is an exciting yet challenging learning environment that provides all with an opportunity to learn, excel, and grow, not only as writers, but also as servants and missionaries of Christ. The curriculum is designed to challenge their abilities and build on the foundations already begun in elementary school. Students are expected to be able to master the skills presented and apply them in their writing.

In order to establish a safe learning environment, students are to obey the rules set forth in the handbook and are expected to be polite, respectful, diligent, punctual and organized.
Assignments are discussed each Monday and posted online. It is very important to me that this school year be a team effort. Parents play an extremely important and active role in their child’s education. Please check online often for progress in class, news, homework, or any other announcements. If your student struggles with anything, or you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at jconnally@stdominicmobile.org.

The class covers a wide variety of topics including grammar, vocabulary, spelling, poetry, and composition. Here are just a few of the fun things we will do in my class during the first quarter:

– 6th and 7th graders will review capitalization and basic punctuation rules, write different types of poetry, study Emily Dickinson, and learn at least 60 new vocabulary/spelling words.

– 8th graders will research a career that they are interested in, and complete a scenario to experience real-life money management and survival skills. They will also briefly review capitalization and punctuation rules, complete an MLA-based research essay project, study Emily Dickinson, and learn at least 60 new vocabulary/spelling words.

 

Mrs. Jeanette Connally

Hello! I’m Mrs. Jeanette Connally, and I teach middle school English/composition, and American Sign Langauge. I also serve as the moderator of the middle school House System. 

My husband, Joseph, and I reside in Mobile, and we attend St. Dominic Catholic Church. I grew up in south-central Alabama and graduated as the salutatorian from South Choctaw Academy in 2002. I received my teaching degree from the University of Mobile, where I graduated with honors in 2011. I will graduate from Spring Hill College this year with a master’s degree in English education. I also serve as the president of the Bay Area Scholastic Challenge, which sponsors the Scholars’ Bowl league in our area. 

Teaching has been my passion and my vocation for the past 7 years. In addition to my classes, I am also the 6A homeroom sponsor and the Eagle Theatre program director. I am looking forward to having another amazing year here at SDCS!