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:

May 15 – Last Day, Final Exam (Novel Test) & Class Party

May 16– School Day at the Jackson Generals Ballpark (game 12 pm)

Register soon in the Faith office!

May 26– Final Progress Reports will be emailed to parents no later then May 26

5/15: Thank you for blessing us with your children this year at Faith Tutorial! Mrs. Jill and I wanted to say thank you for sharing your sweet children with us. We really appreciated the teacher gifts and kind words we received today from your children.
We had a wonderful last day in Language Arts. The students took their final exams and they have already been graded and returned. The students celebrated the end of the year with a fun party and some delicious food. Thank you to all of those who helped make it a great celebration! Progress Reports will be emailed as soon as possible to parents. For those of you who will with us next year, please be looking for some additional information regarding class requirements and supplies later this summer. We wish you all a safe and wonderful summer vacation!
Love,
Mrs. Amy & Mrs. Jill 
5/8: This morning in class we worked on a “With Character” assignment and it was turned in for a grade. We spent the majority of the morning working on our final exam study guides that the students received today. This worksheet is all you will need to be fully prepared for the final exam. Please finish this study guide at home and bring it with you to our last class next week. The completed study guide is worth 10 test points so it is important that you have it completed.
It has been a wonderful 7th grade year! We will be celebrating with a small class party after we finish the final exam. Please note below what your child has committed to bring. Lets make it a great last day!
Mrs. Amy & Ellyn: Breakfast casserole   Alaina: Sausage balls   Marie: Popcorn
Sadie: BBQ chips    Hayden: Doritos      Mrs. Jill: Cupcakes   Nathan: Brownies   Sophie: Oreos
Easton: Doughnuts   Jayden: ?   Rene: M& M Brownies
Drinks: Mady, Dawsen, Molly, Haley     Lauren: Salsa      Jake: Tortilla chips           Ethan: Cool Ranch Doritos
Plates/Napkins: Myah        Silverware/ Cups: Bella 
5/1: This morning we collected the packet of Study Questions for The Westing Game. They were checked for a completion grade and have already been returned back to your child.
The students also received 2 more graded assignments: Character Analysis & Character Posters this morning in class.
    We spent our class discussion finishing up our The Westing Game novel and reviewing the story and characters.
I hope you enjoyed this book!
    Next week we will begin preparing for our final exam. The students will receive a detailed study guide that we will work on in class. It will help fully prepare them for the final exam on May 15th. Start reviewing your information at home, including studying for vocabulary in order to do your very best!
Note: The Critics Corner Writing Assignment will NOT be due and has been omitted from the Agenda. However, I will gladly collect this writing assignment next week if you choose to complete it for extra credit.
Please follow the Agenda as always for all other questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a great week! 
4/25/18: This morning we collected Study Questions Unit 8 part 2 for a completion grade and they have already been returned back to your child. The students graded Character Poster assignment will be returned as soon as possible.  
   During our class discussion, {page 309} we read and discussed the story from our Literature Books, “Run Boy Run”, by William Herman. We also took another look at the Character Sheet from our novels.
Note: For next week, I will not be collecting Literature Study Questions for a completion grade. Instead we will collect the Novel Study Questions. Please be prepared ! Follow the Agenda as always for all other questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a wonderful week!
 
4/17/18: We collected Study Questions Unit 8 this morning in class for a completion grade and they have already been returned. They also turned in their Character Analysis Writing Assignment which will be graded and returned back soon. During our class discussion we looked at our Literature Book {page 309} and read aloud “Run Boy Run”  by: William Herman.
At the end of class the students broke into pairs and worked together on a Novel Character Poster. They choose a character and made a creative poster naming various characteristics and information. The poster was collected for a grade.
 *Reminder: The Book Review Assignment is due May 8th! 
 For next week, please follow the Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
 
4/10/18: The students took a character quiz for The Westing Game Novel. The quiz has already been graded and returned.
*For next week : On your Agenda, you have been asked to write a Character Sketch. You do not have to limit it to the 2 options the Agenda gives. You may now choose any character from the Novel. The assignment should be at least 3 paragraph’s and include a title. Your writing should be geared toward a reader who is unfamiliar with the character you are describing. I have provided the class with a worksheet to use as a guideline for this assignment! Please follow the Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a great week!
 
4/3/18: Unit 6 Study Questions were returned this morning after being checked for completion. We spent the majority of our class time discussing the various characters from our novel in detail. The students turned in their character worksheet from novel chapters 1-16 for a grade. We finished the class with a challenging puzzle related to the Westing Game. Please follow this week’s Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a great week!
3/27: The progress reports were emailed to parents this morning during class time. Please let us know if you have any questions. Students turned in Study Questions/Unit 6 for a grade. During our class discussion, we went over a character chart in detail for our novel, The Westing Game.
Note: I passed out a packet from our novel in relation to the next few chapters. Please complete this packet at home this week for additional weekly work. No tests or quizzes for next week! Please follow the Agenda for any other questions.
3/20: Welcome Back! We hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break spent with family and friends!
The Call of the Wild novel tests have been graded and returned back to your child. Unit 6 Study Questions were collected this morning and have also already been returned. In our class discussion, students discussed chapters 1-6 from our new novel, The Westing Game. The study packet for this novel has also been  passed out to your child.
During class time, we tested our proper essay writing format/ skills and re-wrote our Call of the Wild test essays in a group. 

For next week, please follow the Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
Note: No tests or quizzes to prepare for next week!
 
3/6: Students completed their novel test today during class over The Call of the Wild. These will be graded and returned after the break. They were also given the complete study packet with questions for the new novel, The Westing Game. Follow the agenda for the weekly work. Enjoy your spring break – have a safe and fun time! I will see you again on Tuesday, March 20.
2/27: The students turned in their Missing poster for a grade as well as their Characterization Chart. In class we worked on writing our own version of a possible new ending to our novels. We shared our creative new endings in class! For next week please be ready to take the novel test, The Call of the Wild. We reviewed for the test in class as well as the possible test essay options. I know they will do great! After next weeks test, we will immediately be starting our new novel, “The Westing Game“. It is important that you bring your copy of the book with you to class. The students will be given the opportunity to begin their new study packets and work on some other weekly work for the new novel. Please follow the Agenda for all other questions, classwork, and assignments.
Reminder: The Newspaper Article writing assignment will be due next week as stated.
2/20: Students turned in Unit 4 Study Questions part 2 for a grade. In class we discussed our novel, The Call of the Wild, chapters 1-5. During class we also looked at page 130 from our Literature Books, Paul Revere and the Minute Man. We took a look at a Character Chart worksheet and applied it to our story. This was collected in class.
      Note: The students will be creating a “Missing ” person poster. It will be for Buck, a character from our novel.  Be creative when creating this poster! The “Missing” poster should include a picture, description, name of contact, contact information, and a reward. They will be collected next week for a grade. Please follow the Agenda for all other questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a great week!
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 uuangel@yahoo.com. Please allow 24 hours for a response.