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

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!

Block 2/9 Google Classroom

Block 3/10 Google Classroom

Block 6/13 Google Classroom

Block 7/14 Google Classroom

Monday, April 16th

Block 9 & 14: Practice with Diagramming Participial Phrases

Block 10/11 & 13: Reviewing Verbal Phrases (Participles, Gerunds, and Infinitives)

Looking over/Fixing Up Narrative Essays

Homework: Final Narrative Essays due via Google Classroom tomorrow, Tuesday April 17th. Essays will be graded and returned by the first week of May. 

Tuesday, April 17th

Block 2 & 7: Diagramming with Infinitive Phrases

Block 3/4 & 6: How to fix misplaced modifiers (participial phrases)


Wednesday, April 18th

Block 9 & 14: Diagramming with Infinitive Phrases

Block 10/11 & 13: Writing with Verbal Phrases



Thursday, April 19th

Block 2 & 7: Diagramming with Verbal Phrases (Review)

Block 3/4 & 6: Verbal Phrases (Review)



Friday, April 20th

Block 9 & 14: Diagramming with Verbal Phrases QUIZ

Block 10/11 & 13: Verbal Phrases TEST

Homework: "My Journey" Project - PART 1 due Monday (4/23)