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Alex M. Martino
Junior High School
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Mrs. Brashler
8th Grade Language Arts - Martino Jr. High
abrashler@nlsd122.org

I am happy to be in my tenth year as a teacher here in the New Lenox district! I have been here at Martino Junior High School for a total of eight years, and I feel so fortunate to be in such a wonderful place.

This year, I am teaching four 8th grade language arts classes. Please utilize this website for updates in my classes’ curriculum along with any attachments that can be used if you need additional resources.

I respond fastest to email (abrashler@nlsd122.org), but you can also call the school and leave me a voicemail at extension 6348. The best times to reach me by phone would be during the morning between 8:00 and 9:00 AM. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 13th

Sentence Diagramming: Nouns Used as Adjectives - Practice

TP-CASTT Poetry Analysis with "Abandoned Farmhouse" by Ted Kooser

Homework: Brainstorm Items in your room/house that could give us clues about who you are!

Tuesday, November 14th

Sentence Diagramming: Review Practice with Prepositional Phrases

TP-CASTT Poetry Analysis with "Deserted Farmhouse" by Mark Vinz

Begin Rough Draft for "Clues to Me" Poem (Adapted from "Abandoned Farmhouse")

Homework: Complete Rough Draft for "Clues to Me" Poem

Wednesday, November 15th

Sentence Diagramming: Review Practice with Prepositional Phrases

Share "Clues to Me" Poem w/ Partner and Make Changes as Needed

Type "Clues to Me" Poem on Google Classroom

Homework: Final Draft for "Clues to Me" Poem due tomorrow via Google Classroom

Thursday, November 16th

Sentence Diagramming Check-In (Prepositional Phrases)

Be sure that your "Clues to Me" Poem is turned in!

Complete the TP-CASTT WS with a poem of your choosing on Google Classroom

Homework: Complete TP-CASTT WS to go along with a poem of your choice via the Google Classroom Assignment (due tomorrow)

Friday, November 17th

11:25 Dismissal ~ Internet Safety Activities