Amy Vaughan

Welcome to Language Arts 7 at Faith Home School Tutorial!

Welcome to Language Arts 7 at FAITH tutorial! I am so pleased that you have decided to share your student with me. Language Arts is a multi-faceted course that is both challenging and exciting. We will cover four main
topics including: GRAMMAR, LITERATURE, WRITING, and VOCABULARY. If you would like to find out more about me, read this link: About Mrs. Amy Vaughan.

Important Dates:

2/13: Students turned in Unit 4 Study Questions for a weekly grade. During our class discussion we read aloud and discussed Song of the Sojourner {page 116 } from our Literature books. We focused on traits of poetry like rhythm, rhyme, meter, stanzas, and pattern.
 All Progress Report have been emailed at this time. Please let us know if you have any questions. We ask that you keep a record of these reports for future recording purposes. Please follow the Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
Weekly Work:
-Novel Study Questions: Call of the Wild Study QuestionsCall of the Wild Study Questions (*Please print these packets off and complete them for your weekly work. Thanks!)
-Agenda Changes: No poster due this week! We will work on in class.
 * We had a great Valentine’s Day Party ! Thanks to all of you who sent in such wonderful treats to share!
2/6: Students turned in Unit 3 Literature Study Questions today for a weekly work grade. They also submitted their novel study guide  which was worth 15 points on their novel test over The Hiding Place. Students then took their first novel test during class after we reviewed together as a class. These tests will be graded and returned next week. After completion, they had an opportunity to watch part of the movie based on the novel. Progress reports will be emailed within the next week after all tests have been graded and recorded. 
Weekly work: Follow agenda for literature and novel assignments. Make sure to bring your new novel The Call of the Wild next week to class. 
We will have our class Valentine’s party next week. Students signed up for the following:
Appetizers – Marie, Ellyn, Alaina, Jayden, Sadie
Sweets – Renee, Anniston, Dawson, Lauren, Myah, Easton
Drinks – Bella, Hayden, Jake, Nathan
Chips – Molley, Mady, Ethan
Plates/napkins – Sophie
Silverware and cups – Haley
1/30: We turned in our Literature Questions this morning  for a grade. They have already been returned back to your child. In class we discussed the literature story, Rikki Tikki Tavi. Students completed a plot and story elements graphic organizer. We also discussed or novel, The Hiding Place, Chapters 13-15.  
     Next week will be our novel test over The Hiding Place. In preparation for next week’s test, the students were given a detailed review sheet today. They are to complete the review sheet at home and bring it to class next week. *Note:  This novel review sheet will be worth 15 points toward your exam! The novel test will be our last grade on this semester’s progress report. It will have to be graded before we can complete the Progress Report grades and email them to you. Therefore, we will have a short delay with our reports. We really appreciate you patience. 
      On February 13th we will celebrate with a small in class Valentines Party. Be thinking about what you would like to bring to contribute. Follow your Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
1/23: We are all happy to be back in a routine after enjoying the snow! Today we turned in our Writing Portfolios for a grade. I look forward to reading your best work. The students also turned in their Literature Unit 2 Study Questions. They have already been graded and returned. The Wisdom Essays have been graded and also returned back to your child. This morning they were given the last set of Novel Study Guide Packets for Chapters 13-15 to work on at home.  In class were worked on a novel Quotes worksheet as a group as well as discussed some highlights from Chapters 5-12.
    Please follow the Agenda as always for all of this week’s classwork, questions, and assignments. 
Note: We do have an Agenda Change.  Please do not worry about the Novel Essay  page 35 at this time. This assignments due date will be pushed back. Have a wonderful week! 
1/16: I missed seeing you this week in class but I hope you are having “snow” much fun! My family has enjoyed some extra free time and relaxation. I am currently on a trip to Washington DC with my husband (which also means I have limited access to all materials and a computer) so just wanted to take a moment to update you on how to proceed for class next week.
Weekly Work:  Just follow the agenda exactly for 1/23. Go ahead and complete the items that are due for next week. We will work on both week’s assignments in class as far as notes, worksheets, and activities to stay on track for the semester.  Don’t forget that I will collect writing portfolios when we return as well!

1/9/18: We are off to a great 2018! The students turned in their “Wisdom Essays” this morning. They will be graded and returned back soon. The Literature Questions were also collected and have already been graded and returned. In class the students worked in small groups discussing various points from chapters 3 & 4 of our novel. 
For next week, please follow the Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments. Remember the writing Portfolio is due next week! Please note the detailed instructions we discussed for the portfolio format. {see last weeks website notes}. Have a great week!

1/2/18: Welcome back! We had a great first day back and did our best to stay warm. The new Agendas were passed out to the students along with a new “homework pass”. Please follow the Agenda this week for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
We will be starting our novel, The Hiding Place. Study packets that the students will be focusing on weekly were passed out as well. We read and discussed Chapters 1 & 2 out loud in class this morning from the novel.
A writing Portfolio will be due on January 16th! We discussed the format thoroughly in class  Note: It should be submitted in a 3 pronged folder. The format is as follows:

1.Final Essay Draft
2. Revised Outline
3. Rough draft outline
4. Rough draft conclusion
5. Rough draft Body Paragraph
6. Rough draft Introduction
7. Typed, 12 in sz font, Times New Roman, 1 inch Margin

  • Next week a one page essay on Wisdom is also due. Please see page 14 from your packets for all the details for this Writing assignment. Be sure to answer all 3 of the questions!

LA7 2018 Spring Semester Agenda –  This is the basic outline for your spring 2018 semester in LA7. This will allow you to plan and be prepared each week and give you a plan for your work at home. As a class on the first day, we will discuss and practice how to prepare for each class in order to be successful in language arts which will include looking at this agenda. I will provide them with an example weekly schedule to aid in their transition to secondary course work.

Language Arts 7 Supply List 2017-18  – students must come prepared for class the first day with all necessary materials.

Language Arts Courses policy – please read and familiarize yourself with our class policies before the year begins.

 If you have any questions, you can email the instructor at Please allow 24 hours for a response.