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Alex M. Martino
Junior High School
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Mrs. Lullo
7th Grade Language Arts - Martino Jr. High


Weekly Calendar

Color coding key:  Black = daily agenda in class    Blue = homework    Red = quiz/test 


Dec. 16

Dec. 17

Dec. 18

Dec. 19

Dec. 20

*Collect Reading Guide and Notice & Note for “A Christmas Carol”

Act II Test

*Compare text to Scrooge video clip

*complete comp check questions pg. 300

*analyze media & vocab pg. 301

HW: bring coloring supplies tomorrow 

“A Christmas Carol”

Explain theme posters & start working on them – due Friday

HW: Blocks 1 & 4: complete compare/contrast worksheet for “A Christmas Carol” after field trip tomorrow – due Thursday

Field trip to see “A Christmas Carol” at Drury Lane

Complete compare/contrast worksheet for “A Christmas Carol” after field trip

Work on theme posters, if time


“A Christmas Carol”

Work on theme posters

HW: finish theme posters – presentations tomorrow

“A Christmas Carol”

Present theme posters



Dec. 9

Dec. 10

Dec. 11

Dec. 12

Dec. 13

 “A Christmas Carol”

*annotate scene 5

*grade reading guide ?’s for Act I

*complete comp check questions pg. 259. #1-3

*discuss/practice craft & structure dialogue pg. 261

*review vocab & word study pg. 262

*discuss/practice conventions subject/verb agreement pg. 263

*complete grammar practice worksheet

HW: study for Act I test tomorrow 

“A Christmas Carol”

Act I test

*work on Notice & Note for Act I

*define new vocab for Act II pg. 264

*complete character list for Act II

*assign parts for Act II


HW: finish Notice & Note for Act I and Act II vocab worksheet



*Collect vocab ws

“A Christmas Carol”

*Start reading Act II pg. 265

*complete reading guide questions while reading

*annotate text & complete close read questions after each scene

“A Christmas Carol”

*finish reading Act II

*finish reading guide questions for Act II

*discuss/grade reading guide questions

*complete comp check questions pg. 291

“A Christmas Carol”

*complete analyze the text questions pg. 292 #1-3

*discuss/practice craft & structure stage directions pg. 293

*review vocab & word study pg. 294

*discuss/practice conventions sentence structure pg. 295

*complete grammar practice worksheet

HW: finish Notice & Note strategies for BOTH Acts

Study for Act II test on Monday



Dec. 2

Dec. 3

Dec. 4

Dec. 5

Dec. 6

Start background info for “A Christmas Carol”

Read Charles Dickens biography and “The 2nd Greatest Christmas Story Ever Told” & answer comprehension questions

Discuss info on “Who was Charles Dickens?”

Complete web quest on Charles Dickens

HW: finish web quest

Discuss time period, characterization, voice and define vocab pg. 264

HW: finish vocab worksheet for Act I


*Collect vocab ws

Complete character list, assign parts for Act I and start reading Act I – complete reading guide questions while reading


Finish reading Act I and reading guide questions – discuss & grade questions, complete comprehension questions pg.259 #1-3





General Class Information

Daily Supplies:

*Assignment notebook


*Independent reading book/novel

*3-ring binder with tab dividers, loose leaf paper, and notes

*Textbooks or novels depending on material being covered

*Bell ringer activity

*Blue or black pen only for assignments (NO other colors!)

*Red pen for grading

*Sticky notes


Tips for success:

*Complete assignments the night they are assigned, especially for Language Arts because I 

will see you EVERY day, unlike most other classes.


*It is the student’s responsibility to collect absent work when you return to school. This 

may be done during advisory, before school, or by checking class webpage. You have 1 day 

for each day absent to complete the work, this includes tests and quizzes. There is no 

extension on projects that were previously assigned. They are due the day you return from 

being absent.

*Check Power School and class webpage often. Every week it will be updated with class 

assignments. Grades will also be updated once a week. All teachers are required to update 

grades weekly, but not on a certain day. Typically, grades will be updated after several 

assignments have been graded. In addition, when possible I will attach notes and/or 

assignments to webpage for your convenience at home. I do realize that sometimes papers 

are forgotten at school so whenever possible you can print them from webpage; however, 

do not rely on this! Sometimes the assignments and/or notes are too large to attach and 

that is NOT an excuse for your assignment to be late! Additional copies of assignments can 

always be found in the classroom in the extra copy bin.

*Use your time wisely, during class and advisory. If you have any time available, use it to 

 complete assignments, read, etc. Social talking is not suggested during this time.


Helpful Links

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