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Mrs. Balk

7th Grade Language Arts

balkm@westerville.k12.oh.us

VM:  614-797-8023

Homework 8/16: Welcome! Return signed ELA letter by Mon, 8/20; Have supplies in class by Mon, 8/20; Student Survey due Mon, 8/20

Homework 8/17:  (same)

Homework 8/20:  Vocabulary Unit 1A "Sentences" (unless completed in class); Study Unit 1A flash cards and use quizlet.com for test Fri, 8/24; Bring in a current picture of yourself for extra credit by Weds, 8/22 (optional); Curriculum Night is Thursday, 8/23!!!

Homework 8/21:  Vocabulary Unit 1A "Synonyms/antonyms"; Study flash cards and use quizlet.com for test Fri, 8/24; Current picture of yourself earns extra credit by Weds, 8/22 (optional); Curriculum Night is Thursday, 8/23 (share your A Day schedule with your parents/guardians)

Homework 8/22:  Vocab Unit 1A "sentences/illustrations" due Fri, 8/24; Study flash cards and use quizlet.com to prepare for Friday's Vocab 1A Test; Peer Interview Final Copy due tomorrow; Curriculum Night Thurs, 8/23

Homework 8/23:  (same)

Homework 8/24Lightning Thief Anticipation Guide-due Tues, 8/28; Have a great weekend!

Homework 8/27Lightning Thief Anticipation Guide due tomorrow; Study Unit 1B Vocab words for test Fri, 8/31 (use flash cards and quizlet.com)

Homework 8/28:  Vocab Unit 1B "synonyms/antonyms" and study flash cards and quizlet.com for test Fri, 8/31; Return Entertainment booklet or $30.00 to 7th period teacher

Homework 8/29:  Vocab 1B "sentences/illustrations" due Fri, 8/30 and study flash cards and quizlet.com for test Fri, 8/30; Entertainment booklet due Sept. 7 (or check for $30.00); Preview your new independent novel to see if it "fits"; if not, exchange by tomorrow

Homework 8/30:  Vocab 1B "sentences/illustrations" due tomorrow and study flash cards/quizlet for 1B test tomorrow; Read Section 1 of your independent novel by Thurs, 9/6

Homework 8/31:  Read Section 1 of your independent novel by Thurs, 9/6 and take Post it notes over the plot (main events); Enjoy your 3-day weekend!!!

Tuesday, 9/4:  Read Section 1 of your independent novel by Thurs, 9/6 and take Post it notes over the plot (main events); Return all Entertainment books/money by 9/7!

Weds, 9/5:  Read Section 1 of your independent novel by tomorrow and take Post it notes over the plot (main events); Return all Entertainment books/money by 9/7!

Thurs, 9/6:  Read Section 2 of your novel by Thurs, 9/13 and continue taking Post it notes over the plot (main events); Return all Entertainment books/money by Friday, 9/7

Fri, 9/7:  (same)

Mon, 9/10:  Vocab 2A "Sentences" and study flash cards and quizlet.com for 2A Test Fri, 9/14; Read Section 2 of your independent novel by Thurs, 9/13 and continue taking Post it notes over plot/main events; Tomorrow is "Empowerment Day" so bring a sack/disposable lunch

Weds, 9/12: Vocab 2A "Sentences" and study flash cards and quizlet.com for 2A Test Fri, 9/14; Read Section 2 of your independent novel by Thurs, 9/13 and continue taking Post it notes over plot/main events

Thurs, 9/13:  Read Section 3 of your independent novel by Thurs, 9/20 and continue taking notes over the plot on Post its; Study flash cards, pretest and quizlet.com for vocab 2A test Fri, 9/14

Fri, 9/14: Read Section 3 of your independent novel by Thurs, 9/20 and continue taking Post it notes over plot; Bring in blue food/drinks on Weds, 9/19 if interested!!!

Mon, 9/17:  Vocab 2B "Sentences" and study flash cards and quizlet.com for test Fri, 9/21; Read Section 3 of your independent novel by Thurs, 9/20 and continue taking Post it notes over main events/plot; Bring in blue food/drinks Weds, if interested!

Tues, 9/18:  Vocab 2B "synonyms/antonyms" and study flash cards and quizlet.com for test Fri, 9/21; Read Section 3 of your independent novel by Thurs, 9/20 and continue taking Post it notes over the plot events; Bring blue food/drinks tomorrow, if interested!

Weds, 9/19:  Vocab 2B "sentences/illustrations" due Fri, 9/21 and study flash cards and quizlet.com for test Fri, 9/21; Finish reading Section 3 of your independent novel by tomorrow and continue taking Post it notes over plot

Thurs, 9/20:  Vocab 2B "sentences/illustrations" due tomorrow and study flash cards and quizlet.com for test tomorrow; Read Section 4 of your independent novel by Thurs, 9/27 and continue taking Post it notes over plot events

Fri, 9/21:  Read Section 4 of your independent novel and continue taking Post it notes over plot events

Mon, 9/24Lightning Thief chapter 4 questions (refer to the novel for specifics); Read Section 4 of your independent novel by Thurs, 9/27, and continue taking Post it notes over main events/plot; Study flash cards and use quizlet.com for Vocab 3A Test Fri, 9/28

Tues, 9/25:  Vocab 3A "synonyms/antonyms" and study flash cards/quizlet.com for test Fri, 9/28; Read Section 4 of your independent novel by Thurs, 9/27 and continue taking Post it notes over plot events

Weds, 9/26:  Vocab 3A "sentenes/illustrations" due tomorrow and study flash cards/quizlet.com for 3A Test Fri, 9/28; Finish reading Section 4 of your independent novel by tomorrow and continue taking Post it notes over plot events

Thurs, 9/27Lightning Thief chs. 5&6 questions; Study flash cards and quizlet.com for vocab 3A test tomorrow; Study notes/terms and mythology packets for Elements of a Novel Quiz Weds, 10/3; FINISH reading independent novel by Weds, 10/3 and complete Post it notes over plot

Fri, 9/28:  Study your notes and quizlet.com for the Elements of a Novel quiz Weds, 10/3 (look in your logbook for list of what to study); Finish your independent novel and notes by Weds, 10/3

Mon, 10/1:  Vocab 3B "sentences" and study flash cards and quizlet.com for 3B Test Fri, 10/5; Elements of a Novel Quiz Wed, 10/3 (look in your log book for a list of what to study); Independent novel is finished by WEDS, 10/3 and you will turn in all Post it notes Weds

Tues, 10/2:  Finish your independent novel by TOMORROW as well as your Post it notes (you will turn these in tomorrow); Study for your Elements of a Novel Quiz tomorrow (refer to your log book for what to study); Vocab 3B Test Fri, 10/5

Weds, 10/3:  Vocab 3B "synonyms/antonyms" and study for 3B test Fri, 10/5 using flash cards and quizlet.com

Thurs, 10/4:  Work on Book Blurb rough draft (due Weds, 10/10) for final project due Mon, 10/15; Study for 3B vocab test tomorrow

Fri, 10/5:  Finish "Hercules" packet if not completed in class; Work on Book Blurb rough draft (due Weds, 10/10) for final project due Mon, 10/15 (ask questions early if confused!)

Mon, 10/8:  Vocab 4A "Sentences" and study flash cards and quizlet.com for test Fri, 10/12; Work on Book Blurb project rough draft (due 10/10) and final project due Mon, 10/15

Tues, 10/9Lightning Thief chs. 7&8 questions (refer to your novel for specifics); Work on Book Blurb rough draft due tomorrow; Study for 4A vocab test Fri, 10/12

Weds, 10/10:  Vocab 4A "synonyms/antonyms" and study flash cards and quizlet.com for test Fri, 10/12; Rehearse Book Blurb oral presentation due Mon, 10/15 (extra credit option is due Monday-no late submissions accepted)

Thurs, 10/11:  Rehearse your Book Blurb many, many times (presentations begin on Monday and Extra Credit option is due on Monday); Vocab 4A Test tomorrow

Fri, 10/12:  Oracle illustration due Mon; Rehearse your Book Blurb many times (perhaps rewrite or type, transfer to notecards) due ***WEDNESDAY, 10/17***; Extra credit option for Book Blurb is still due ***MONDAY, 10/15***; Save the fantasy/scifi book you selected at the library for next week

Mon, 10/15: Rehearse Book Blurb oral presentation and be ready on Weds, 10/17; Study 4B vocab words for test Mon, 10/22 (use flash cards and quizlet.com)

Tues, 10/16:  Rehearse Book Blurb oral presentation and be ready tomorrow!!! Study 4B vocab words for test Mon, 10/22 (use quizlet.com as well)

Weds, 10/17:  Vocab 4B "synonyms/antonyms" and study for 4B Test Mon, 10/22; END OF QUARTER 1!!!!