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. To find out more about our new addition, please read here: LA Assistant Bio.

Important Dates/Announcements:

Fantastic Job with RIFA Cans for Credit–Final Tally Coming Soon!

FAITH Football and Fun Fest–DATE CHANGE–THURSDAY, October 23, 4-7 pm!  Don’t Miss It!

ORANGE You Glad Jesus Loves You–Thursday, October 29–wear your orange!

 

10/20:
*Collected:
-Essay Bulb & Outline Organizer
-Sentence Structure samples

*Returned:
-Preposition Poem
-Grammar Exercises 6.7

*In Class:
-BellRinger (Vocab Review)
-Vocab Quiz
-Notes over Chapter 8 (Clauses & Sentence Structures)
-Discussed Weekly Work (Agenda change–see below!)

*Weekly Work:
CHANGE:  No Essay Intro due next week–we will review your Essay topics and outlines, and provide feedback!
– Grammar Test (Chapter 7–Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections); study your Chapter 7 In Summaries!

 

10/13:
*Collected:
-Grammar Exercise 7.9
-Preposition Poem

*Returned:
-Grammar Exercise 7.9
-Grammar Test (Chapters 5-6)
-Vocab Quiz

*In Class:
-Grammar Test (Chapters 5-6)
-Notes over Essay Outline and Topic Sentences (see handouts)
-Discussed essay topics
-BellRinger (Prepositional Phrases)
-Weekly Work *See Essay Planning due dates below*

*Weekly Work:
Study for Vocab Quiz (Lessons 9-10)
– Essay Planning:  *Complete one of the Outline Worksheet handouts. Essay Bulb and completed Outline Worksheet due 10/20*

 

 

10/6:
*Collected:
-Cans for Credit
-Grammar Exercise 6.7
-Adverbs BellRinger

*Returned:
-Burger Paragraph

*In Class:
– Adverbs BellRinger
-Vocab Quiz
-Notes over Prepositions, Conjunctions, & Interjections
-Preposition Poem handout (Sample done in class, original Preposition Poem due 10/13)

*Weekly Work:
Grammar Test (Chapters 5-6:  Adjectives & Adverbs)
-Essay Bulb due 10/13
-Preposition Poem due 10/13

 

9/29:
*Collected:
-“Hamburger” Paragraph
-Cans for Credit!

*Returned:
-Grammar Test: Verbs
-Vocab Quiz, Chapters 5-6

*In-Class:
-Bellringer–Adverbs
-Chapter 6, notes over Adverbs
-Pop quiz on modifiers
-Reviewed Weekly Work (Agenda Change)
-Developing 5-Paragraph Essay (Part 1–Essay Bulb, due 10/13)

*Weekly Work:
Agenda Change:  No p. 242 Grammar assignment this week **begin work on Essay Bulb (see above)**
-Vocabulary Quiz, Chapters 7-8

 

9/22:
*Collected:
-Nothing

*Returned:
-Grammar Exercise 3.7
-Found Poem
-Radio Advertisement
-Scoot Worksheet

*In-Class:
-Vocab Quiz, Chapters 5/6
-Grammar Test: Verbs
-“Hamburger” paragraph–handout in class

*Weekly Work:  Agenda Change!
-No Writing& Grammar textbook assignment this week
-Complete the “Hamburger” handout paragraph, using “Fall” as your topic
-Progress Reports have been e-mailed

9/15:

*Collected:
-Grammar Exercise 3.7
-Found Poem assignment

*Returned:
-Take-home Grammar Test
-Vocab Quiz, Chapters 3/4

*Discussed/Learned:
-Weekly work and agenda
-Playing “Scoot” and doing a worksheet activity, we reviewed verb tenses
-Notes over Adjectives (see handout)

Weekly Work:
Agenda Change:  No writing assignment this week!
Grammar Test, Chapter 3
-Vocab Quiz, Chapters 5/6

 

9/8:

*Collected:
-Take-home Grammar Test
-Grammar Assignment: Advertisement

*Returned:
-Interview Questions & Answers
-Observation Journals

*In Class:
-Vocab Quiz, Chapters 3/4

*Discussed:
-Weekly Work/Agenda (No Changes!)
-Mrs. Tracie presented next writing assignment with handouts:  “Found” Poem (From Prose to Poetry, p. 121)

 

9/1:

*Collected
-20 Interview Questions
-Grammar Exercise 4.5

*Returned:
-Vocabulary Quiz, Chapters 1/2
-Grammar Test, Chapter 1

*Discussed:
-Weekly Work/Agenda
-Grammar assignment, p.78 (Radio Announcement)

*Take Home/Agenda Change:
Take-Home Grammar Test (Chapters 2 & 4)–Honor System, please!
-No Grammar Exercises this week!

8/25:
Collected:
-Writing: Observation Journal

Returned:
-Observation Journal

Completed/Discussed:
-Vocab Quiz: 1/2
-Grammar Test: Chapter 1 over Sentences
-Took Chapter 4 notes over pronouns OUTSIDE!

Weekly Work:
Change: Grammar Test 2,4 is now on 9/8
-Writing:Biographical Sketch (20 interesting, meaningful interview questions and answers ONLY due next week. Ex. What is your favorite book and why?)

8/18:
Collected:
-Signed course policy sheet
-Gave curriculum grades (for those who didn’t have all their materials last week)
-Grammar Exercises 1-2 (Chapter 1, Exercise 2)
•Returned:
-Graded Grammar Exercise 1-2
Discussed:
-Finished notes on ch 1 (Sentences) and will finish notes on ch 2 (Nouns) next week
-Ch 1 Grammar Test study hints
Reviewed:
-Sentence types and errors by playing a review game of trash-ket-ball
Weekly Work:
-Follow agenda
Study for Ch 1 Grammar Test

8/11:
Collected:
-Before class writing assignment
-Signed course policy sheet
-Gave curriculum grades (if your student did not have all materials today, please show to Mrs. Tracie next week)
Returned:
-Nothing
Discussed:
-Class policies and procedures
-New Covid guidelines
-Semester agenda and weekly work
-Began chapter 1 notes over sentences (will complete next week)
-Demonstrated note taking
Weekly Work:
-Follow agenda (no changes)
-We did a sample weekly work schedule in class today to show how to break up all assignments to be completed before the next class.

Before Class on 8/11:

  1. Read Grammar Chapter 1
  2. Write all Grammar Ch. 1 In Summary sections and place in grammar section of notebook
  3. Bring books (grammar and vocabulary) to class for a grade
  4. Print course policy linked below. Sign and place in your notebook to turn in on first day.
  5. Answer Writing prompt in paragraph form:
    -What qualities make a good learner? What strategies will make you successful in class this year? What obstacles might you have to overcome? What is your greatest challenge while learning? What is your best strength while learning?

LA7 Fall Semester Agenda 2020 –  This is the basic outline for your fall 2020 semester in LA7. This will allow you to be organized and prepared each week and give you a plan for your work at home.

Academic Calendar 20-21– school calendar

Supply List LA7 – students must come prepared for class the first day with all necessary materials. They will receive a supply grade on the first day of school.

Language Arts Course Policy – please read and familiarize yourself with our class policies before the year begins. Print and sign for the first day of class.

Secondary Class Schedule 20-21 – times and days that each class meets.

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