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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 


Oct. 21

Oct. 22

Oct. 23

Oct. 24

Oct. 25

*Collect Notice & Note

“Learning to Love My Mother” – watch video & complete discussion worksheet, complete comp questions pg. 82 & analyze media pg. 83, complete media questions worksheet

HW: Study for test on “Mom & Me & Mom” AND “Learning to Love My Mother”

“Mom & Me & Mom” and “Learning to Love My Mother” test

Work on unit study guide

Diagramming: lesson 13 direct address

Complete “Writing to Compare” pg. 84

Diagramming: review direct address

Start constructed response on “Mom & Me & Mom” vs. “Learning to Love My Mother”

HW: finish writing constructed response

*Collect constructed response

Start poetry: define vocab pg. 94, read about authors pg. 95, read poems pgs. 96-98, complete comp check questions pg. 99, analyze the text & word study pg. 100, symbol pg. 101 and rhythm & repetition pg. 102, complete practice worksheet on connotation & denotation

HW: work on unit study guide – due Monday & cannot be turned in late

Independent story: explain assignment & work on during class

HW: finish work for independent story, finish unit study guide & study for independent story test

**Unit study guide will not be accepted late!




Oct. 14

Oct. 15

Oct. 16

Oct. 17

Oct. 18

No School

 Columbus Day

Diagramming: lesson 12

“Tutors Teach Seniors…”

Central idea pg. 67, conjunctions pg. 68, complete practice worksheet

HW: Study for test on “Tutors Teach Seniors New High Tech Tricks”

Blocks 8 & 11: book project due tomorrow

“Tutors Teach Seniors…” test

Diagramming: review lessons 10-12

Read about author pg. 70, define new vocab. Read about base words pg. 70, read story “Mom & Me & Mom” pgs. 71-76

HW: finish reading story



Diagramming test: lessons 10-12

Complete comp check questions pg. 76 & highlight answers in text, analyze the text #1-2 pg. 77, discuss story & annotate the text, review vocab / word study pg. 77

*Start Notice & Note worksheet for story – due Monday

Complete & discuss text questions & vocab / word study practice worksheet, read characterization pg. 78 and clauses pg. 79, complete practice worksheet

HW: finish Notice & Note worksheet



Oct. 7

Oct. 8

Oct. 9

Oct. 10

Oct. 11

Narrative essay:

Using typed rough draft, complete peer & self-edit

HW: finish self-edit & use rubric to check you have everything needed in essay

**Keep all parts of your rough draft, they will be collected as one grade at the end**

Correct all mistakes in typed rough draft & print final draft

HW: finish final draft of essay if not completed in class


*Collect all parts of the narrative essay (rough & final drafts)

Start small groups: define new vocab pg. 62, read “Tutors Teach Seniors New High Tech Tricks” pgs. 63-65, watch Bounce pgs video & answer question pg. 65, complete comprehension check questions & highlight answers in text

Diagramming: review prepositions

“Tutors Teach Seniors…” discuss story, comp questions & video from yesterday’s groups, complete analyze the text #1 & 3 pg. 66, review vocab & word study, complete text questions worksheet & vocab / word study practice worksheet

Advisory activities














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

"The Monsters are Due on Maple Street" link to story... (copy and paste link into browser)