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:

Jackson Generals Game – Monday, April 29

Class Easter Party- Tuesday April 23


Collected: Unit 10 Study Questions

Returned: Crispin Novel pop Quiz, todays study questions.

In Class: Reviewed / Corrected pop quiz,  worked in small groups doing a novel sequencing project, enjoyed a class Easter Party !

Next Week: Follow Agenda as always, please omit Courage writing assignment.

Note: Diorama project due 5/7!




Collected: Lords Prayer writing assignment & Bear Character Web!

In Class: We looked at 10 main points from our recent Crispin novel chapters during our novel discussion.

Next Week: Follow the Agenda as stated. No tests or quizzes.

Note: Be working on your Diorama project! Due 5/7!


Collected: Unit 9 Study Questions part 2 for a grade.

In Class: Student’s did a Character Web for our Crispin novel /Bear. It should be completed at home and brought back next week for a grade..
We Read poems from  page 251 from Literature Book. Did a novel Crossword Puzzle.

Next Week: Refer to page 47 in Progeny Press Guide for Lords Prayer Writing Assignment. Follow Agenda
Note! All progress reports have been sent. Please let Mrs. Jill know immediately if you have any questions.



Collected: N/A

In class: Took Novel Exams. As soon as they are graded we will send Progress Reports.
Introduced Crispin Novel.

Weekly Work: Follow Agenda. No tests or Quizzes!


Collected: Letters to the Author, Extra Credit Inspirational Woman Writing

Returned: Interviews, Nativity Poems

In Class: discussed and completed novel plot diagrams (received a grade), reviewed for NOVEL TEST

Weekly Work: study for test, complete chapters 1-15 for Crispin (bring new novel and study guide to class),lit unit

Collected: Point of View Poem
Returned: Writing Portfolios
Spring Break is next week. Please enjoy your time off! Finish reading your novel and complete all Study Guide Questions/ Assignments. Follow your Agenda as always. * Novel Test will be on April 2nd!
During Class: Discussed novel chapters and looked at Literature page 186.
Optional Extra Credit Assignment: Research a female hero who made a significant contribution to her field.
Write about  her and her accomplishments in an essay format or even in a poetry format.
-character web poster (group work)
-dog comparison Venn diagram
In Class:
-took Chapters 1-9 Quiz (graded and returned)
-designed chapter 10-13 storyboard for novel (turned in)
-read and discussed point of view with page 157 poem “The Barn”
Weekly Work:
-changes: write your own version of the poem on page 157 using a different point of view
2/26/19: It was a wonderful morning at the tutorial! Students turned in their final copy of the writing Portfolios in a 3 prong folder. I look forward to grading them and returning them as soon as possible. During our class time we worked on a novel Venn Diagram. Students compared 2 characters from our novel, Old Dan and Little Ann. The diagrams were turned in at the end of class for a grade.
Be prepared for an in class novel quiz next week {Where the Red Fern Grows} over chapters 1-9.
We are finally ready for our Interview Essay Assignment. Students were given a worksheet to aid them with this assignment that offers them interview topic suggestions and general assistance.
Note: We are omitting this weeks assignment Prayer of Thanks {page 39} from the Agenda.
Please follow the Agenda as always for all other questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a wonderful week!
2/19/: What a wonderful morning! The writing Body Paragraphs have been graded and returned back to your child. During class we went over in extreme detail exactly how next weeks Portfolio should be presented and turned in. All parts {minus the conclusion} have been edited and returned back to you. Please take my suggestions and comments to your first draft and apply them to this final version that is due next week! The final essay must be typed and put in a 3 prong folder. I am looking forward to reading your best work.
During class we broke into small groups to do an Character Web assignment. The web was based on our new novel Where the Red Fern Grows. It focused on how each character acts, feels, looks, and says.
Note: We do have a small change to this weeks Agenda. The Interview assignment will not be due next week. We will return to this assignment soon. I would prefer you spend extra time on next weeks Portfolio assignment!
Please follow your Agenda as always for all other questions and assignments.
2/12: We began our morning with collecting the students body paragraphs. They will be graded and returned back soon. From our Literature books we read aloud and discussed the poem found on page 116 Daniel Boone.
     We spent the majority of our class time taking on novel tests. You can look on Thursday’s Progress report for the test grades. If you have any questions regarding the progress report please let Mrs. Jill know as soon as possible so she can address your questions next week.
Please follow the Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
No tests or quizzes are scheduled for next week!
Agenda Note: Interview assignment is not due on 2/19.
2/5: We had another great morning in Language Arts! Study Questions Unit 4 were collected and graded and have already been returned back to your child.
    During class we went over the Story Structure of The Witch of Blackbird Pond.
   Note: The test for this novel is next week! Please be prepared and study hard! We reviewed for the test during class today and students were to take notes. We also discussed the test essay topic and test format. I know they will do great!
    You will be writing your Body Paragraphs for the Favorite Holiday essay for next week. The Body part of the essay will be 3 full paragraphs. The fourth paragraph that I will look for is the REVISED Introduction paragraph.
   I am looking for your best work next week with the 4 Total paragraphs that you will be turning in.
We will jump right into our new novel after next weeks test. Therefore please bring your hard copy of
Where the Red Fern Grows and the Study Guide with you to class. Have a wonderful week!
1/29: We did our best to stay warm on this very cold morning! The students turned in their Witch of Black Bird Pond Movie Poster assignment for a grade. They have already been returned back to your child. During class we read aloud and acted out the play {page 86: Literature book} The Forgotten Hero. We then turned to our novel chapters {13-18} which we discussed in detail.
For next week:  Please complete Unit 4 Literature {pages 92-114} as well as the assigned study questions.
Novel:  read chapters 19-21 and be prepared to discuss in class. The study guide questions should also be completed. Our novel test will actually be on February 12th! We will review next week in class.
Note: The Hypocrisy Essay assignment that is on the Agenda will be omitted.
We will jump back in with our favorite holiday essay next week.  Please bring the essay Introduction and Outline with you that you have already completed from last semester.
1/22: First Impression Essays were turned in this morning. They will be graded and returned back as soon as possible. We also collected Study Questions Unit 3 this morning which have already been graded and returned. During class we read aloud “Song of the Sojourner” {pg. 68} from our Literature books. We tried a Free Writing exercise where students defined what “our journey “means to them. This was collected and I look forward to reading their thoughts. Later we turned to our novels The Witch of Blackbird Pond to discuss last weeks chapters in detail. Please continue the novel readings {chapters 13-18 }for next week along with the study guide packet.
Note:  You will have your Movie Poster {based on our novels} assignment due next week. It should be 1/2 of a poster size and include a title. It should also be creative, colorful, and neat.
    Follow the Agenda as always for all other questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a wonderful week! 
1/15: The students really jumped into The Witch of Black Bird Pond with both feet today! We thoroughly discussed chapters 4,5,6,7,8 & 9 in class this morning. For next week they should have read up till chapter 12 of this novel. In the novel study guide book, they need to complete 7-9 & 10-12.
This morning we collected the Literature Questions that were found on pages 39, 50, 53, & 57. They were checked for completion, graded, and returned back to your child. For next week they will do Literature Unit 3 pages 58-69.
Have this read and all study questions completed for next week.
Students also have a writing assignment, First Impressions due next week! This can be found and explained on page 17/18 in your novel study guide. The essay should be 1-2 pages long and written in correct essay format.
Please follow your Agenda for all other questions. Have a great week!
1/8: Welcome Back! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season spent with family and friends.
The students received a hard copy of their new Agenda. We looked at them closely together to clarify any questions or concerns.
Next we jumped right into a discussion of our new exciting novel The Witch of Black Bird Pond. As part of this weeks weekly work, the students will read chapters 4-9 of the novel at home and complete the Study Questions Think it Through  for a grade.
Note: We read chapters 1-3 of our novels aloud today during our class discussion and answered those questions.
Be sure to follow the new Agenda as always for all other questions, classwork, and assignments.
* Don’t forget to bring all of your new materials and curriculum each week!

LA7 2019 spring semester agenda –  This is the basic outline for your spring 2019 semester in LA7. This will allow you to plan and be prepared each week and give you a plan for your work at home.

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.

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