Amy Vaughan

 Welcome to Language Arts 8 at Faith Home School Tutorial!

Welcome to Language Arts 8 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:

Nov 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 today’s outlines are graded and returned. 
10/23: We took another Vocabulary Quiz: Roots 53-70 this morning in class. It will be graded and returned back as soon as possible. The students did receive last week’s graded Grammar Test. We spent some of our class time taking notes on Proper Essay Writing and creating an Essay Outline. We ended the class with making booklets for Chapters 8 & 9.
Note: Next week they will have a writing assignment due: Writing an Essay Outline. The topic should be Friendship. 
As students work on their next weeks weekly work, they will have a small change. The exercises labeled “Review the Skill” should be omitted, but the exercises labeled “Practice the Skill” should still be completed. Have a great week!
10/16: We survived a very wet and rainy morning! The students turned in their Preposition Poems and their Pictures With Captions Assignment. 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 week’s 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: The students turned in grammar exercises 6.7 as well as the writing assignment “Game Ad”.  We took a vocabulary quiz this morning Roots 37-52.  Our class discussion was on prepositional phrases.  The students began writing 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.  Don’t forget about the ‘Photo Captions’ assignment, found on page 204.  You are to pick 5 personal pictures and write a detailed caption for each.  ** 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 5:11 from the students. We will have those graded and given back as soon as possible. They did receive back their Vocabulary Quizzes from last week as well as last weeks 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 also have a writing assignment for next week titled “Writing an Advertisement for a Game”. {page 179). Please follow all the tips and steps found on page 179.
It should be persuasive and include selling points! Have a wonderful week!
***Adjective Notes from Class 9/25:
Demonstrative Adjectives – modify a noun; specifically point out a noun. Includes: this, that, these, those. (Add this info to your notes worksheet from today.)
9/25: This morning we collected Grammar Exercises 3:10 and the writing assignment Reporting a Story. 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. {Please see the additional notes above}
For next week please follow the Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
***Agenda Change: Do not worry about the writing assignment titled “Character Profile” since we did not discuss during class which is listed as due on 10/4.
9/18: Last weeks Grammar Test has been graded and returned back to your child, as well as their Childhood Treasure writing assignment. We are very proud of their hard work! We discussed and took detailed notes on Chapter 3 Verbs this morning. They enjoyed a fun review game 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, Reporting a Story due next week!
9/11: The Grammar Exercises 4.5 was collected from students this morning for a grade. Last weeks Grammar Exercises 2.7 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 Autobiography. Please make the Autobiography interesting and share your unique experiences in your writing! Have a wonderful week.
9/4: This morning we collected the writing assignment Timeline from the students as well as the Grammar Exercises 2-7 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. Our class discussion was on various 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 Exercises {1-3} today for a grade and it has already been returned back to your child. The writing assignment, “Childhood Treasures”  was due this morning in class as well. This morning’s class discussion and notes focused on Parts of Speech. 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 week’s Vocabulary Quiz! 
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. We 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.
Note: You do have a writing assignment {pg.15} in your Grammar books. You will be writing about your “Childhood Treasure”. I am looking for descriptive words and the proper format for essay writing! Have a wonderful 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.
LA8 Fall Semester Agenda 2018 – This is the basic outline for your fall 2018 semester in LA8. 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 success.

LA8 Supply List 2018-19 – 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 2018-19 – 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.