My Homepage

My Calendar
View Events/Assignments for 
Upcoming Activities
No Events or Assignments


Contact Info:

Mrs. Balk

7th Grade Language Arts

balkm@westerville.k12.oh.us

VM:  614-797-8023

Homework

Daily homework assignments, reminders, and upcoming quizzes/tests/projects are listed below. This should mirror what is written in the student log book.

  • Thurs, 8/17:  Welcome to seventh grade!!!; Signed L.A. letter and supplies due Mon, 8/21
  • Fri, 8/18:  Signed L.A. letter and supplies due Mon, 8/21; Student Survey due Mon, 8/21, if not completed in class today
  • Mon, 8/21:  Study Unit 1A Vocabulary for test Fri, 8/25
  • Tues, 8/22:  Vocab 1A "synonyms/antonyms" and study for 1A Test Fri, 8/25
  • Weds, 8/23:  Vocab 1A "sentences/illustrations" due Fri, 8/25; Study Unit 1A Vocab flash cards for test Fri, 8/25
  • Thurs, 8/24:  Vocab 1A "sentences/illustrations" due Fri, 8/25 and study 1A flash cards/pretest for test Fri, 8/25; Curriculum Night tonight from 6:00-8:00!
  • Fri, 8/25:  Lightning Thief Anticipation Guide; Get supplies if you haven't already!
  • Mon, 8/28:  Vocab 1B "Sentences" and study flash cards for test Fri, 9/1
  • Tues, 8/29:  Vocab 1B "Synonyms/antonyms" and study flash cards for test Fri, 9/1 (also can use quizlet.com for studying)
  • Weds, 8/30:  Vocab 1B "sentences/illustrations" due Fri, 9/1 and study flash cards for 1B Test Fri, 9/1 (can also use quizlet.com for studying)
  • Thurs, 8/31:  Vocab 1B "sentences/illustrations" due Fri, 9/1 and study flash cards for 1B Test Fri, 9/1; Preview your novel by Weds, 9/6 to determine if you want to keep it or switch it for another SSR novel
  • Fri, 9/1:  Test your novel by Weds, 9/6 to determine if you like it; Begin studying your "Elements of a Novel" terms for quiz the week of 9/11
  • Tues, 9/5:  Determine if the book you chose to read is of interest by tomorrow; Study your "Elements of a Novel" using your notes, flash cards or quizlet.com for Quiz next week
  • Weds, 9/6:  Read Section 1 of your free choice book by Thurs, 9/14; Study for "Elements of a Novel" quiz on Tues, 9/12 using notes, flash cards or quizlet.com
  • Thurs, 9/7:  Read Section 1 of your free choice book by Thurs, 9/14 and take Post it notes over events; Study for "Elements of a Novel "quiz Tues, 9/12 using notes, flash cards or quizlet.com
  • Fri, 9/8:  (same)
  • Mon, 9/11:  Vocab 2A "sentences" and study for "Elements" quiz; Read Section 1 of book by Thurs, 9/14 and take Post it notes over events/characters
  • Tues, 9/12:  Vocab 2A "synonyms/antonyms" and study for vocab test Fri, 9/15; Read Section 1 of your book by Thurs, 9/14 and continue taking notes over events/characters
  • Weds, 9/13:  Read Section 1 of your book by tomorrow and continue taking Post it notes over events/characters; Study flash cards for vocab Unit 2A Test Fri, 9/15; Bring BLUE FOOD on Friday, if interested!
  • Thurs, 9/14:  Vocab 2A "sentences/illustrations" and study for 2A test; Read Section 2 of your book by Thurs, 9/21 and take Post it notes over events; Bring BLUE FOOD Friday, if interested!
  • Fri, 9/15:  Lightning Thief ch. 3 questions; Read Section 2 of book by Thurs, 9/21 and continue taking Post it notes over main events/characters
  • Mon, 9/18:  Vocab 2B "Sentences" and study flash cards for test Fri, 9/22; Read Section 2 of your book by Thurs, 9/21 and be prepared to show Post it notes over main events/characters
  • Tues, 9/19:  Lightning Thief ch. 4 questions; Read Section 2 of your book by Thurs, 9/21 and continue taking Post it notes over the main events/characters; Study Unit 2B words for vocab test Fri, 9/22
  • Weds, 9/20:  Read the rest of Ch. 5 in The Lightning Thief (you have a copy at home that was given to you); Finish reading Section 2 of your book by tomorrow and continue taking Post it notes over main events/characters; Vocab 2B Test Fri, 9/22 (use flash cards and quizlet.com to study!)
  • Thurs, 9/21:  Vocab 2B "synonyms/antonyms" and study flash cards for 2B Test tomorrow (also use quizlet.com); Read Section 3 of your book by Thurs, 9/28 and continue taking Post it notes over main events/characters
  • Fri, 9/22:  Lightning Thief chs. 5&6 questions; Read Section 3 of your personal book by Thurs, 9/28 and continue taking Post it notes over characters/main events
  • Mon, 9/25:  Vocab 3A p. 1 "Sentences" and study flash cards (or quizlet.com) for 3A Test Fri, 9/29; Read Section 3 of your book by Thurs, 9/28 and continue taking Post it notes over characters/main events
  • Tues, 9/26:  Vocab 3A "synonyms/antonyms" and study flash cards for 3A Test Fri, 9/29; Read Section 3 of your book by Thurs, 9/28 and continue taking Post it notes over characters/events; Early Release on Thurs, 9/28
  • Weds, 9/27:  Vocab 3A "sentences/illustrations" and study flash cards for 3A Test Fri, 9/29; Finish reading Section 3 of your book by tomorrow and continue taking Post it notes over main events; Early Release tomorrow
  • Thurs, 9/28Lightning Thief chs. 7&8 questions (refer to your L.T. novel for specifics); Study for Vocab 3A Test Fri, 9/29; Read final section, Section 4, of your novel by Thurs, 10/5 and continue taking Post it notes over main events
  • Fri, 9/29:  Read Section 4 (final section) of your book and continue taking Post it notes over the main events
  • Mon, 10/2Lightning Thief "Oracle illustration"; Study Unit 3B flash cards for test Fri, 10/6; Finish reading your personal book and finish taking Post it notes over main events (due Thurs, 10/5)
  • Tues, 10/3: Vocab 3B "synonyms/antonyms" and study flash cards and/or quizlet for test Fri, 10/6; Finish reading your personal book by Thurs, 10/5 and complete Post it notes over main events
  • Weds, 10/4Lightning Thief chs. 9&10 questions (refer to the novel for specifics); FINISH reading your personal book by tomorrow and complete all summary Post it notes; Study flash cards, or use quizlet, for Vocab 3B Test Fri, 10/6
  • Thurs, 10/5:  Study flash cards or quizlet for Vocab 3B Test tomorrow! Organize ALL language arts materials in binder
  • Fri, 10/6:  Organize all language arts papers in binder
  • Mon, 10/9:  Vocab 4A "Sentences" and study for test Fri, 10/13; Organized binder due tomorrow!
  • Tues, 10/10:  Read chapter 12 in The Lightning Thief (you should have your copy at home)
  • Weds, 10/11: Lightning Thief chapters 11&12 questions (refer to your novel for specifics!); Vocab 4A Test Fri, 10/13 (study flash cards and/or use quizlet.com)
  • Thurs, 10/12:  Vocab 4A "synonyms/antonyms" and study flash cards and/or quizlet for test tomorrow
  • Fri, 10/13: Enjoy your weekend!
  • Mon, 10/16:  Vocab 4B "Sentences" and study for test Mon, 10/23
  • Tues, 10/17: LAST DAY OF THE FIRST QUARTER!; Complete Lightning Thief chs. 13-15 questions; Study flash cards for Vocab Unit 4B Test Mon, 10/23
  • -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Weds, 10/18:  SECOND QUARTER BEGINS!!! Vocab 4B "synonyms/antonyms" due tomorrow; Unit 4B Test Mon, 10/23; Library and Early Release tomorrow
  • Thurs, 10/19:  Study flash cards (or quizlet.com) for Unit 4B Test Mon, 10/23; Begin reading and taking Post it notes over Section 1 of your fantasy/science fiction novel (finish Section 1 by Thurs, 10/26)
  • Mon, 10/23:  Read Section 1 of your independent fantasy/scifi book by Thurs, 10/26 and take Post it notes over main events and fantasy/scifi passages (see Fanstasy/Scifi Notes for project description)
  • Tues, 10/24:  (same)
  • Weds, 10/25: Finish Lightning Thief ch. 16 questions (if not completed during class work time); Finish reading Section 1 of your fantasty/scifi novel by Thurs, 10/26 and begin reading Section 2 which is to be completed by Thurs, 11/2; Continue taking Post it notes over main events on yellow notes and use blue notes to mark passages (see project guidelines for details)
  • Mon, 10/30:  Read Section 2 of your independent fantasy/scifi book by Thurs, 11/2 and continue taking Post it notes over main events (on yellow Post its) and mark passages (with blue Post its); Refer to your project guidelines for details
  • Tues, 10/31:  Figurative Language Practice sheet; Finish reading Section 2 of your fantatsy/scifi novel by Thurs, 11/2 with Post it notes
  • Weds, 11/1Lightning Thief chapters 17 & 18 questions (refer to your copy of the novel for specifics!); Finish reading Section 2 of your independent fantasy/scifi novel by tomorrow and continue taking Post it notes over main events (on yellow) and marking passages (with blue)
  • Thurs, 11/2: "Make it Come Alive" personification worksheet; Read Section 3 of your independent fantasy/scifi book by Thurs, 11/9 and continue taking Post it notes (see project guidelines)
  • Fri, 11/3: Read Section 3 of indepenent fantasy/scifi novel by Thurs, 11/9 and continue taking notes over plot with yellow Post its; use blue Post its to mark fantasy/scifi passages
  • Mon, 11/6:  Read Section 3 of your fantasy/scifi novel by Thurs, 11/9 and continue taking notes over plot (yellow Post its) and passages (blue Post its); Organize and review all figurative language worksheets for quiz next Tues, 11/14
  • Weds, 11/8:  (same)
  • Thurs, 11/9: (same) For Figurative Language Quiz you must: explain usage, match terms, identify examples and create sentences (refer to your worksheets and other practice worksheets available)
  • Fri, 11/10Lightning Thief chs. 19 & 20 questions; Study for Figurative Language Quiz Tues, 11/14 using worksheets and practice sheets; Read Section 4 of your fantasy/scifi novel by Thurs, 11/16 and continue taking notes over plot and passages
  • Mon, 11/13: Vocab 5A "Sentences" and study flash cards for test Fri, 11/17 (this will be a sentence test); Read Section 4 of your independent fantasy/scifi novel by Thurs, 11/16, and continue taking post it notes (yellow=plot, blue=passages)
  • Tues, 11/14:  Vocab 5A "synonyms/antonyms" and study for 5A sentence test Fri, 11/17; Read Section 4 of indpendent fantasy/scifi book by Thurs, 11/16 and continue taking notes as directed
  • Weds, 11/15:  Vocab 5A "sentences/illustrations" due Fri, 11/17 and study for 5A sentence Test Fri, 11/17; Finish reading Section 4 of your independent fantasy/scifi novel by tomorrow and continue with Post it notes (see project guidelines)
  • Thurs, 11/16:  Vocab 5A "sentences/illustrations" due tomorrow and study flash cards and pretest for final sentence test tomorrow; Read Section 5 (final section) of your fantasy/scifi novel by Thurs, 11/23 and finish notes
  • Fri, 11/16:  Read final section of your independent fantasy/scifi book by 11/23 and continue taking notes (see project guidelines)
  • Mon, 11/20:  Organize ALL Lightning Thief/mythology/elements of literature materials for 2-day test Weds, 11/29 and Thurs, 11/30; Finish reading your independent novel by Thurs, 11/23 (look over project guidelines)
  • Tues, 11/21:  (same) AND work on Lightning Thief Study Guide in preparation for test
  • Mon, 11/27:  Study for Lightning Thief 2-day test Weds and Thurs this week; Complete project illustration on given paper, using guidelines, by Thurs, 11/30
  • Tues, 11/28:  (same)
  • Weds, 11/29:  Study for part 2 of Lightning Thief Test using completed study guide; Finish project illustration due tomorrow! (see project guidelines and classroom examples for goal)
  • Thurs, 11/30: Practice reading your fantasy/scifi passage aloud, multiple times, and rehearse what you will say as an explanation for Mini Book Talk  presentations the week of December 11
  • Mon, 12/11: Read Section 2 of your indepenent novel by Thurs, 12/14 (Post it notes encouraged); Rehearse Mini Book Talk if not already presented
  • Tues, 12/12:  (same)
  • Weds, 12/13:  (same)
  • Thurs, 12/14:  Read Section 3 of your independent novel by Thurs, 12/21 Post it notes encouraged); Remove all Lightning Thief/mythology papers from your binder
  • Fri, 12/15:  (same) Also, share graded papers with parents (L.T. Test, graphic/novel comparison, Mini Book Talk score)
  • Mon, 12/18:  Complete both sides of Giver Anticipation Guide by Weds, 12/20 (if you are not giong to be here on Weds, turn this in on Tuesday; Read Section 3 of your independent novel by Thurs, 12/21
  • Tues, 12/19: Finish Section 3 of your independent novel by tomorrow and read most of Section 4 by January 3; Giver Anticipation Guide due tomorrow; Remove any Lightning Thief/mythology papers from binder
  • Weds, 12/20:  Finish Section 3 of your independent novel by Thurs, 12/21 (Post it notes encouraged) and finish Section 4 (ENTIRE NOVEL) by Thurs, 1/4 (be prepared to report about your novel on this date; Post it notes encouraged); Refill your supplies and relax over the break!
  • ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • HAPPY NEW YEAR and HAPPY NEW QUARTER!
  • Weds, 1/3:  Finish reading your independent novel by tomorrow!; Clean out Lightning Thief materials from binder
  • Thurs, 1/4:  Review prepositions and seek help if confused
  • Fri, 1/5:  Preposition worksheet
  • Tues, 1/9:  Vocab 5B "Sentences" and study flasch cards for test Friday, 1/12 (use quizlet.com to study as well)
  • Weds, 1/10Giver chapters 1&2 questions; Study flash cards for vocab 5B Test Friday (use quizlet.com as well); Review your preposition worksheets and seek help if confused
  • Weds, 1/17:  Prepositions sheet #141-142 and review all prep worksheets for quiz Weds, 1/24
  • Thurs, 1/18:  Giver "Critical Thinking" worksheet; Study all preposition worksheets for quiz on Weds, 1/24
  • Fri, 1/19:  Read Section 1 of your biography book by Thurs, 1/25 and take the guided Bio Notes as you read; STudy all preposition workhseets for test Weds, 1/24
  • Mon, 1/22:  Vocab 6A "Sentences" and study flash cards for test Fri, 1/26 (also can study with quizlet.com); Giver chapters 3-5 questions;Read Section 1 of your biography book by Thurs, 1/25 and continue taking Bio Notes on provided paper; Study all preposition worksheets for test Weds, 1/24; Submit yearbook payment by Feb. 1 if interested in ordering 
  • Tues, 1/23:  Vocab 6A "synonyms/antonyms" and study for 6A Test Fri, 1/26; Read Section 1 of biography book by Thurs, 1/25 and continue taking Bio Notes on the paper given; Study all preposition worksheets for Prep Test tomorrow!  Yearbook orders due Feb. 1
  • Weds, 1/24:  Vocab 6A "Sentences/illustrations" due Fri, 1/26 and study flash cards and quizlet.com for 6A Test Fri, 1/26; Finish reading Section 1 of your biography book by TOMORROW and take guided Bio Notes on paper provided; Yearbook orders due Feb. 1
  • Thurs, 1/25: Vocab 6A "Sentences/illustrations" due tomorrow and study flash cards or quizlet.com for 6A Test tomorrow; Read Section 2 of biography book by Thurs, 2/1 and continue taking guided Bio Notes
  • Fri, 1/26:  Read Section 2 of your biography book and continue taking guided Bio Notes on the paper you were given
  • Mon, 1/29Giver chapters 6-8 questions; Read Section 2 of your independent biography book and take the guided Bio Notes; Vocab 6B Test Fri, 2/2
  • Tues, 1/30:  Vocab 6B "synonyms/antonyms" and study flash cards and quizlet.com for 6B Test Fri, 2/2; Read Section 2 of your biography book by Thurs, 2/1 and take the guided Bio Notes given; Yearbook orders due Thurs, 2/1
  • Weds, 1/31:  Vocab 6B "sentences/illustrations" due Fri, 2/2 and study for 6B Test Fri, 2/2; Finish reading Section 2 of biography book by tomorrow and continue with guided Bio Notes
  • Thurs, 2/1:  Vocab 6B "sentences/illustrations and study for 6B Test Fri, 2/2: Read Section 3 of biography book by Thurs, 2/8 and continue taking guided Bio Notes
  • Fri, 2/2:  Read section 3 of your biography book and continue taking the guided BioNotes as explained
  • Mon, 2/5: (same)
  • Tues, 2/6Giver chapters 9-11 questions (refer to the novel for specifics); Read Section 3 of biography book by Thurs, 2/8 and continue taking guided BioNotes
  • Thurs, 2/8 (Weds was a Snow Day): Read Section 4 of your biography book and continue with guided Bio Notes
  • Fri, 2/9:  Read Section 4 of biography book by Thurs, 2/15, and continue with guided BioNotes 
  • Mon, 2/12:  Vocab 7A "Sentences" and study flash cards/quizlet.com for test Fri, 2/16; Read Section 4 of biography book and continue taking guided BioNotes for in-class writing project 
  • Tues, 2/13Giver "Memory" story; Read Section 4 of independent biography book by Thurs, 2/15 and continue with guided Bio Notes; Study flash cards and quizlet.com for Vocab 7A Test Fri, 2/16
  • Weds, 2/14:   Vocab 7A "synonyms/antonyms" and study for test Fri, 2/16; Finish reading Section 4 of your independent biography book by tomorrow and continue taking guided BioNotes
  • Thurs, 2/15:  Vocab 7A "sentences/illustrations" due Tues, 2/20; Study for 7A Test Tues, 2/20 using flash cards and quizlet.com; Finish reading biography book by THurs, 2/22 and complete ALL of Bio Notes for in-class writing assignment/project grade
  • Tues, 2/20:  Finish biography book and ALL BioNotes for in-class essay Thurs, 2/22 and Fri, 2/23