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. To find out more about our new addition, please read here: LA Assistant Bio.

Important Dates/Announcements:

*DATE CHANGE–Fall Football Fest–THURSDAY, October 22, 4-7 p.m.–come one, come all!

*ORANGE You Glad Jesus Loves You–Thursday, October 29–wear your ORANGE!

10/20:
*Collected:
-Essay Bulb and Essay Outline organizer
-Sentence Structure samples

*Returned:
-Grammar Test (Chapters 5-6)
-Board/Table Game Ad
-Preposition Poem

*In Class:
-BellRinger (Vocab Quiz review)
-Vocab Quiz (Lessons 9-10)
-Notes over Clauses/Sentence Structures
Agenda Change (see below)

*Weekly Work:
Change: 
No fable due next week! We will begin this during class on 10/27 and complete for weekly work.
No Essay Intro due next week! Mrs. Amy will be reviewing your essay topics and outlines this week, and provide feedback!
– Grammar Test (Chapter 7–Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections)–10/27

10/13:
*Collected:
-Preposition Poem
-Grammar Exercise 7.9

*Returned:
-Grammar Exercises 6.7 & 7.9

*In Class:
-BellRinger (Prepositional Phrases)
-Grammar Test, Chapters 5-6
-Discussed Essay Bulb (students were able to keep the Bulb to assist with this week’s essay planning assignments), Essay Outline, and Topic Sentences (see handouts)

*Weekly Work:
-Study for Vocab Quiz (Lessons 9-10)
-Agenda Change: *Complete one of the Essay Outline worksheets received in class.  Essay Bulb and Outline Worksheet will be due 10/20*

10/6 
*Collected:
-Cans for Credit
-Grammar Exercise 6.7
-BellRinger

*Returned:
-Burger Paragraph
-Modifiers Quiz

*In Class:
– Adverbs BellRinger
-Vocab Quiz
-Notes over Prepositions, Conjunctions, & Interjections
-Preposition Poem handout (Sample done in class, original Preposition Poem due 10/13)

*Weekly Work:
Study for Grammar Test (Chapters 5-6: Adjectives & Adverbs)
-Essay Bulb due 10/13
-Preposition Poem due 10/13

9/29:
*Collected:
-Hamburger Paragraph
-Cans for Credit

*Returned:
-Vocab Quiz, Chapters 5-6
-Grammar Test: Verbs

*In Class:
-Bellringer: Adjective & Adverb Review
-Notes over Adverbs
-5 Paragraph Essay Planning begins, using Lightbulb Paragraph handout for idea brainstorm
-Weekly Work

*Weekly Work:
-Writing Assignment (p. 179–Ad for Table/Board game)
-Study for Vocab Quiz, 7-8
-Brainstorm Bulb handout due 10/13

 

9/22:
*Collected:
-Nothing

*Returned: 
-News Story
-Grammar Exercise 3.7
-Trash-ket-Ball Worksheet
-Grammar Test (Corrected grades, if applicable!)

*Learned/Tested:
-Vocab Quiz (Chapters 5/6)
-Grammar Test (Chapter 3: Verbs)
-How to Write a Paragraph

*Weekly Work:  Agenda Change
*Complete graphic organizer handout (Writing a Paragraph), assigned topic:  Fall

 

9/15:
*Collected:
-News Story assignment
-Grammar Exercise 3.7

*Returned:
-Autobiographical Packet
-Take-home Grammar Test

*Discussed/Learned:
-Modified game of Trash-ket-ball to review Verb Tenses
-Worksheet on Verb Tenses
-Using the “Scoot” game, we reviewed transitive and intransitive verbs
-Notes over Adjectives (Grammar, ch. 5)

*Weekly Work–Follow Agenda
-Do all Chapter 5 Grammar exercises this week
-No writing assignments this week
Grammar Test (Chapter 3–Verbs) 9/22
-Vocab Test (Chapters 5-6) 9/22

 

9/8:
*Collected:
-Take-home Grammar Test
-Autobiographical Packet

*Returned:
-Grammar Exercises 4.5-6
-Vocab Quiz 1/2
-Timeline

*Discussed/Reviewed:
-Bell Ringer activity helped students with a quick review for Vocab Quiz
-News Story assignment (Mrs. Tracie introduced “Writing A News Story”, p. 111-113–with handouts)
-Notes over Verbs (Chapter 3)

*Weekly Work:
-Agenda Change:  Grammar Exercises as noted by Mrs. Amy in class

 

9/1:
*Collected:
-Time Line
-Grammar Exercise 4.5

Returned:
-Childhood Treasure writing
-Vocab Quiz 1/2
-Grammar Test, Chapter 1

*Reviewed:
-Notes over pronouns

*Take Home/Agenda Changes:
Take Home Grammar Test, Chapters 2 & 4–Honor System, Please!
-No grammar exercises this week!

8/25:
Collected:
-Writing: Childhood Treasure, Grammar page 15

Returned:
-Nothing

Completed/Discussed:
-Vocab Quiz: 1/2
-Grammar Test: Chapter 1 over Sentences
-Took Chapter 4 notes over pronouns OUTSIDE!

Weekly Work:
Change: Grammar Test 2,4 is now on 9/8
-Writing Timeline:Your Turn page 38. Choose 10 events that have made a lasting impression on you and/or your family. Place in a timeline.

8/18:
Collected:
-Signed course policy sheet
-Gave curriculum grades (for those who didn’t have their curriculum last week
-Ch 1 Grammar Exercises 1-1 & 1-2

Returned:
-Graded Ch 1 Grammar Exercises 1-1 & 1-2
Five Words About You writing prompt

Discussed:
-Finished Chapter 1 notes (Sentences) and Chapter 2 notes (Nouns)
-Reviewed sentence types and errors by playing a review game of Trash-ket-ball
-Went over “Nouns” handout

Weekly Work:
-Follow agenda (no changes)
Study for Ch 1 Grammar Test

8/11:
Collected:
-Before class writing assignment
-Signed course policy sheet
-Gave curriculum grades (if your student did not have all materials today, please show to Mrs. Tracie next week)
Returned:
-Nothing
Discussed:
-Class policies and procedures
-New Covid guidelines
-Semester agenda and weekly work
-Began chapter 1 notes over sentences (will finish next week)
Weekly Work:
-Follow agenda (no changes)

Before Class on 8/11:

  1. Read Grammar Chapter 1
  2. Write all Grammar Ch. 1 In Summary sections and place in grammar section of notebook
  3. Bring books (grammar and vocabulary) to class for a grade
  4. Print course policy linked below. Sign and place in your notebook to turn in on first day.
  5. Answer Writing prompt in paragraph form:
    -What five words describe you? Elaborate and give explanations and examples.
LA8 Fall Semester Agenda 2020  – This is the basic outline for your fall 2020 semester in LA8. This will allow you to plan and be prepared each week and give you a plan for your work at home.
Academic Calendar 20-21 – days and times for secondary classes.
Supply List LA8 – 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 Course Policy – please read and familiarize yourself with our class policies before the year begins.

Secondary Class Schedule 20-21 – 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.