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:

November 13th & 20th – Fall Break/Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes)

Dec 11 – Christmas Party, Midterm Exam, Progress Reports Emailed

January 3 – Classes Resume

***Be thinking about our upcoming Spring Semester and the required curriculum. Look under Faith’s Registration tab for more information.

11/6: We had a very busy morning as the students took Grammar Test Clauses and Agreements and Vocabulary Quiz Roots 71-88. The tests will be graded and returned back soon. Outline writing assignments were given back today. We had a quick opportunity to speak with each student with positive comments and suggestions for their outlines. They really did a great job! A worksheet was passed out in class for the students to use when writing their Writing Introductions.
The Introductions will be due next class!
Note: Don’t forget all Vocabulary assignments will be checked for a completion grade on December 4th.
Follow The Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
10/30: The Writing Outlines were collected from the students this morning and last weeks tests were returned. We took notes on Subject/ Verb Agreement during class. We had a great Fall party with lots of wonderful food and fellowship. Thank you for helping make it a great celebration.
We will have a Grammar Test next week on Chapters 8/9/10 that includes Phrases & Clauses. Please do your best to be fully prepared! We will also have a Vocabulary Quiz Roots 71-88. Note: Students may use vocabulary note cards for this test.
Progress Reports are being emailed out to parents this week. Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing Mrs. Jill at Jillybug226@aol.com
*No Writing assignment is due next week. Please Omit the body paragraph. It has been postponed until todays outlines are graded and returned. 
10/23: We took another Vocabulary Quiz: Roots 53-70 this morning in class. It was graded and returned back to your child at the end of class. The students also received last weeks graded Grammar Test.
We spent some of our class time taking notes on Proper Essay Writing and creating an Essay Outline. We also took notes on Chapter 8 Clauses.
Note: : Next week they will have a writing assignment due: Writing an Essay Outline. The topic should be “My Favorite Holiday”.
No tests or quizzes next week! Don’t forget about our holiday party! We need everyone’s participation to make it a success. Have a wonderful week!
10/16: We survived a very wet and rainy morning! The students turned in their Preposition Poems today in class.  We spent the majority of our class time taking our Grammar Test. They will be graded and returned back as soon as possible. The students signed up for the upcoming class party on October 30th. They will have the opportunity to edit / sign up again next week.
Note: Next week we will have a Vocabulary Quiz Roots 53-70. We do have a change to this weeks Agenda. The Essay Topic & Outline will NOT be due next week. It has been postponed until further notice. Follow the Agenda as always for all other questions, classwork, and assignments. 
10/9:  Writing Assignment Link for the Preposition Poem: Preposition Poem Assignment
*You only need to print and submit the filled in page titled “Preposition Poem” for your writing assignment grade. Note: at least 8 lines, all beginning with a preposition, a riddle.
The students turned in grammar exercise 6.7.  We took a vocabulary quiz this morning Roots 37-52.  Our class discussion was on prepositional phrases.  The students began thinking about their own preposition poem.  This preposition poem is to be finished at home and brought back to class next week for a grade.  Please follow the agenda as always for all questions, comments and assignments. You will omit the assignment “Rules of a Game” this will not be due.  ** Be ready for next weeks grammar test on Chapters 3, 5, 6 and 7
10/2:It is really starting to feel like fall in the air as we enter the month of October! This morning we collected Grammar Exercises 5:4 from the students. We will have those graded and given back as soon as possible. This weeks writing assignment, Describe a Process was also collected. They did receive back their Vocabulary Quizzes from last week as well as their Grammar Exercise.
    During our class discussion, we took notes on Chapter 6 Adverbs. We ended our morning by working in pairs creating a colorful and creative Venn Diagram based on adjectives and adverbs.
*For next week please follow the Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
Be sure to study for next weeks Vocabulary Quiz 37-52!
Note: You will
OMIT next weeks writing assignment Giving Directions. It will not be due! Have a wonderful week!
9/25: This morning we collected Grammar Exercise 3:9 and the writing assignment Family Traditions. These assignments will be graded and returned back soon. During our class time we took Vocabulary Quiz Roots 15-36. Our class notes and discussion was based on Chapter 5 Adjectives.
For next week please follow the Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
* Note your Writing Assignment due for next week on page 161 Describe a Process!
Your writing will describe or teach the actions/steps that have to be taken in order to achieve a particular end – cooking, crafting, academic like the scientific process or solving math problems, making a website, etc. These are not a list/set of instructions – it is an essay (intro, body, conclusion) but it will be in a precise, step-by-step manner. Make it interesting and easy for your reader to follow! 
9/18:Last week’s Grammar Test has been graded and returned back to your child as well as their Grammar Exercises. We are very proud of their hard work! We discussed and took detailed notes on Chapter 3 Verbs this morning. We look forward to playing a fun review game next week to reinforce these skills.
Progress Reports have already been emailed to you. Please let Mrs. Jill know {jillybug226@aol.com} if you have any questions regarding the progress reports. Please follow the Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
Note: For next week, please be ready for another Vocabulary Quiz roots 15-36!
Note: You also have a writing assignment, Family Traditions due next week!
9/11: The Grammar Exercises 4.2 was collected from students this morning for a grade. Last weeks Grammar Exercises 2.12 have already been graded and returned. The Vocabulary Quiz Rt. 1-14 from last week was also returned this morning to your child. We spent our class time taking our Grammar Test Sentences, Nouns, and Pronouns. I know they all did great!
For next week, please follow the Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
Don’t forget about next weeks writing assignment
Prose Poem {page 121}.
Note: The students will be using a biblical story for this assignment. 
9/4:This morning we collected the writing assignment Biographical Sketch from the students as well as the Grammar Exercises 2-12 for a grade. They took their very first Vocabulary Quiz in class this morning. I know they did a wonderful job! It will be graded and returned back to them as soon as possible. Last weeks quiz on VariousTypes of Sentences was returned this morning to your child. Our class discussion was on different types of Pronouns. They received some very valuable notes over Pronouns and did a Pronouns worksheet activity.
Note: Next Week… Grammar Test Chapters 1,2,&4.
Please follow the Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
8/28:We are so proud of how well the students are adapting to the new school year! Please be sure to read the detailed email that was sent out this evening. It has lots of information about today’s class and upcoming class assignments.The students turned in Grammar Exercise {1-3} today for a grade and it has already been returned back to your child. This morning’s class discussion and notes focused on Nouns. We also took an in class quiz on the 4 types of Sentences. Please follow the Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments. Note: Be ready for next weeks Vocabulary Quiz!
*Your first writing assignment is also due {pg 283} Biographical Sketch. It should have at least 10 events on the timeline.
8/21: We had a wonderful and productive morning in Language Arts. The graded writing assignments were given back to your child. I am so proud of their writing and I know we are off to a wonderful start!
The final Graded Check for class supplies, curriculum, and the signed syllabus was done this morning as well.
    During our class discussion, we took a close look at Chapter 1/ Types of Sentences and took class notes from our power point slides. We also practiced writing the 4 types of Sentences in class and discussed the sentences in detail.
  * For next week, please follow the Agenda as always for all questions, classwork and assignments.
   Have a great week!
8/14:Welcome Students! We had a wonderful first day of Language Arts. We spent the beginning of class introducing ourselves and getting acquainted. As a group we took a very close look at our class semester agenda. Everyone should be clear on how the agenda is read and what is expected from each and every student. We checked all students for the required class supplies and did a curriculum check. This was recorded as their first official grade. In addition, the writing assignment was also collected for a grade.
Students were also given a detailed packet that explains all of our class procedures, policies, and class information. Parents please read over this and sign the packet. If you ever have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. It is going to be a wonderful school year with your precious children! Thank you for sharing them with all of us at Faith Tutorial.

LA7 Fall Semester Agenda 2018 –  This is the basic outline for your fall 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.

LA7 Supply List  – 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 Courses policy – please read and familiarize yourself with our class policies before the year begins.

Secondary Schedule 18-19 – 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.