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 classroom assistant, please read here: About Mrs. Tracie.

Important Dates/Announcements:

* Fall Fest for Secondary Students, Saturday, 10/23–check your e-mail for details!

 

10/19:
Collected:
*Grammar Exercise, p. 268
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 10
*Sentence Structure Cut & Paste

Returned:
*Grammar Exercise, p. 268
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 10
*Grammar Test 

In Class:
*BellRinger:  Everyday Edit
*Vocabulary:  Quiz, Lessons 9-10
*Grammar:  Review for Test & Test
*Writing/Interactive Notebook: Agenda Change–See Below

Weekly Work:
*Students were given “Top 10 Favorite Restaurants” insert to complete, and they should also write about one of their favorite restaurants on the handout provided.  Both items will go into their Interactive Writing Notebook.

10/12:
Collected:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 9
*Grammar Exercise, p. 216

Returned:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lessons 8-9
*Grammar Exercises, p. 183 & p. 216

In Class:
*BellRinger:  Adverbs worksheet
*Grammar:  Adverbs worksheet, PowerPoint lecture and discussion of clauses/phrases/sentence structures.  Extensive discussion of complex and compound sentences, including a cut-and-paste “Sentence Types” worksheet.
*Writing WorkshopAGENDA CHANGE

Weekly Work:
*There is no Writing assignment this week as we spent all of our class time going over sentence structures. 

10/5:
Collected:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 8

Returned:
*Grammar Test
*Vocabulary Quiz, 7-8
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 8

In Class:
*Bellringer:  Study for VQ
*Vocabulary:  VQ 7-8
*Grammar: PowerPoint notes over phrases and appositives–using “Over the River, and Through The Woods”, the students identified and discussed prepositional phrases
*Writing Workshop:  “Fastest Story Ever”

Weekly Work:
*No agenda change
*Happy Fall Break!

 

9/28:
Collected:
*Grammar Exercise, p. 183
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 7

Returned:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 6

In Class:
*Bellringer:  Modifiers worksheet
*Grammar:  Grammar Test
*Writing Workshop: “My Neighborhood”–students drew a map of their neighborhood to use for a descriptive writing assignment later in the semester.
*Weekly Work: Agenda change–see below

Weekly Work–AGENDA CHANGE:
*Students received a 5-paragraph essay outline handout.  Using their “inventions” assignment as the basis for the essay outline, students will draft an outline, using the outline rubric provided by Mrs. Amy.  Outline draft is due 10/5.  

 

9/21:
Collected:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 6

Returned:
*Grammar Exercise, p. 158
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 5
*Grammar Test

In Class:
BellRinger:  Study for VQ!
Vocabulary:  Quiz, Lessons 5-6
Grammar:  Notes and interactive game over Adverbs
Writing Workshop:  “Inventions” handouts
*Writing:  See Weekly Work below for Agenda change

Weekly WorkAGENDA CHANGE:
*Students should complete “Ideas for Inventions” at home and be ready to share in class on 9/28

 

9/14:
Collected:
*Grammar Exercise, p. 158
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 5

Returned:
*Vocabulary Quiz, Lessons 3-4
*SCOOT Adjective worksheet
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 4

In Class:
*BellRinger:  Pronoun Review
*Grammar:  Trash-ket-Ball for Pronoun Review
*Grammar:  Grammar Test (Nouns & Pronouns)
*Writing:  See Weekly Work below for Agenda changes

Weekly WorkAGENDA CHANGE:
*Given our full day, we ran out of time for our Writing segment; so, there is no Writing assignment for this week.
*There are no grammar exercises this week, as there is a mistake on the Agenda.

9/7:
Collected:
*Grammar Exercise, p. 119
*Vocab Sentences, Lesson 4

Returned:
*Grammar Test (Chapter 1: Sentences)
*Color By Number worksheet (Transitive and Intransitive Verbs)
*Vocab Sentences, Lesson 3
*Grammar Exercise, p. 199

In Class:
*BellRinger:  Pronoun Case worksheet
*Grammar:  Discussion of Pronoun Case worksheet; Notes over adjectives, accompanied by an interactive game of Scoot to help reinforce types of adjectives
*Vocabulary:  Quiz, Lessons 3-4
*Writing:  Interactive Notebook–“Kapow” handout (see Weekly Work below for agenda change)

Weekly WorkAGENDA CHANGE:
*Students should complete “Kapow” worksheet at home and add it to their Interactive Writing Notebooks

8/31:
Collected:
*Color By Number worksheet (Transitive and Intransitive Verbs)
*Vocab Sentences, Lesson 3
**No Grammar exercises were collected today in light of grammar tests*

Returned:
*First day writing
*Grammar Exercise, p. 6
*Vocab Quiz, Lessons 1-2
*Vocab Sentences, Lesson 2

In Class:
*BellRinger:  Sentence Review
*Grammar:  Chapter 1 Test (Sentences)
*Writing: Interactive Notebook–Shared prize possessions and discussed the next prompts, “Funnies”
*Grammar:  Notes over Pronouns 

Weekly Work:
*Follow the agenda

8/24:
Collected:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 2
*Grammar Exercise, p. 52

Returned:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 1
*Grammar Exercise, p.52

–We do have first day writing and previous grammar exercises to return but were forgotten this week.

In Class:
*BellRinger:  Additional study time for vocab quiz and grammar test
*Vocabulary Sentence “How To” mini-workshop:  Mrs. Tracie provided some helpful tips/grading criteria for our weekly vocabulary sentences.  Students received information on format, content, word usage, proofing, etc.  They also received a *SAMPLE* submission.  
*Vocabulary Quiz (Lessons 1-2)
*Grammar:  Finished up notes on Verbs, with special focus on transitive and intransitive verbs
*Interactive Notebook:  We continued working on our Interactive Notebook.  Students received “My Most Prized Possessions” inserts, along with this week’s writing prompt “How I Got My Favorite…”.

Weekly Work–AGENDA CHANGE:
*Grammar Test:  Next week’s grammar test will cover Chapter 1 ONLY
*Grammar:  Complete “Color By Number” worksheet (Intransitive and Transitive verbs), due 8/31

8/17:

Collected:
*Signed LA Course Policy Form
*Grammar Exercise, p.6
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 1

In Class:
*Bellringer–Student Profile Sheet
*Finished notes over Chapter 1 (Sentences) and played “Who Has, I Have”, an interactive game to review types of sentences (in preparation for 8/31 Grammar Test–Chapters 1-2)
*Introduced and began setting up our Interactive Writing Notebook.  Students were given a cover to design, table of contents, “Let Me Tell You” and “My Life Story–in 2 Pages” pages.  Please make sure your student has scissors, glue stick, and colored pencils with them each week for this project!

Weekly Work:
*Follow your agenda–study for Vocabulary Quiz over Lessons 1-2 (8/24) and prepare for Grammar Test over Chapters 1-2 (8/31)

*Vocabulary Study Guide– Helpful Vocabulary Quiz Information

8/10:

Collected:
*Signed LA Course Policy Form
*Writing Prompt:  “Your Favorite Children’s Book”

In Class:
*Snowball Ice Breaker–ask your student, it was so much fun getting to know each other a bit!
*Reviewed Course Policies–emphasized “Ask 3, Then Ask Me”, academic intergrity, make-up work v. late work, etc.
*Explained LA Agenda and how to use it well
*Mapped out a sample planner for managing your LA assignments and daily work 
*Curriculum Check
*Brief notes on Chapter 1

Weekly Work:
*Follow your agenda

Academic Calendar 21-22 – school calendar

Language Arts 7 Curriculum 21-22 – 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.

Secondary Language Arts Course Policy – please read and familiarize yourself with our class policies before the year begins. Print and sign the last page for the first day of class. Keep the policy sheets in your binder for quick reference.

Faith Tutorial Secondary Schedule 21-22 – times and days that each class meets.

LA7 Fall Semester Agenda 2021–  This is the basic outline for your fall 2021 semester in LA7. This will allow you to be organized and prepared each week and give you a plan for your work at home. Copies will be provided for students.

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