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:

February 18 – End of 6 Weeks Grading Period; Progress Reports emailed to parents

Once Reports have officially been mailed we will post here! At that time, please email Mrs. Jill with any questions

February 25 – Spring Jersey Day (wear a baseball shirt or a Faith spirit shirt)

Weekly Week:
February 18,2020
Collected: Unit 4 Study Questions
Returned: The Hiding Place Novel Test
In Class: Discussed novel The Call of The Wild Chapters 1-3. Did a Free Writing Exercise related to Novel.
Read page 82 from our Literature Books A Students Prayer and then created our own prayers for a writing assignment grade.
For Next Week: Follow Agenda. Note: Poster Board “Wanted” Project is Due! It’s Faith Team Jersey Day 2/25!
February 11,2020:
Collected: Test Review Sheet {For Novel Test Credit}
Returned: Literature Poem Analysis & Graded Writing Portfolio
In Class: Took Novel Test: The Hiding Place
Received 2 Worksheets to begin our New Novel The Call Of The Wild: Authors Notes & Reading Log
For Next Week: Follow Agenda
Note: Project Details that will be due 2/25!
February 4,2020:
Collected: Literature Study Questions Unit 3 & Novel Test Essay’s “Where is your Hiding Place?”
Returned: Todays Literature Study Questions
In Class: Looked at Literature Books page 75 The Creation.
Students received Study Guides for next weeks novel test. Complete this study guide at home and bring it with you {completed} next week. This has a 10 point value on our tests.
For Next Week: Follow Agenda, & Be ready for our Novel Tests!
January 28, 2020
Collected: Literature Study Questions Unit 2 & Writing Portfolios
Returned: Today’s Literature Study Questions
In Class: Discussed Novel Chapters 5-9 in detail. Referred to our Quote Worksheet assignment.
Read from literature book page 54 : A Pilots Needs. We looked at our novel character “Father” and wrote his obituary in our writing journals.
Received a Chapter Summary worksheet for Ch.10-12. Complete this at home for weekly work.
For Next Week: Writing Assignment Essay: “Where is your own personal “Hiding Place”?
Refer back to novel for comparisons. In detail tell me where your personal hiding place is and why?
{approx. 3 paragraphs}. This essay will be part of your novel test grade.
Note:  Novel Exam is February 11th! We will review next class.
January 21,2020
Collected: Writing: Wisdom Essay
Returned: Today’s Novel Character Quiz & Writing: Conclusion {Essay}
In Class: Students took a novel Character Quiz. Received information and instructions for next weeks Writing Portfolio.
Read aloud poetry from our Literature Book pages 19 & 47. Students wrote a brief entry on their opinions of Country Life verses City Life. Novel: The Hiding Place: With a partner students took notes/worksheet on Chapters 5-9 “Quotes”. {Complete at home for next week if needed}
For Next Week: Follow Agenda. Writing Portfolio will be due {3 pronged folder}.
Optional Extra Credit: Refer to “Voyage” Poem page 19 Literature Book and write your own Comparison Poem!
January 14, 2020:
Collected: Writing: Essay Conclusions & Literature Study Questions Unit 1
Returned: Today’s Study Questions.
In Class: Student’s Created a Character Web from our Novel. Discussed novel chapters 3 & 4 and looked for Foreshadowing.
For Next Week: Follow Agenda. Due: Writing: Wisdom Essay (see page 14 from novel study guides.}
January 7, 2020:
Collected: N/A
Returned: Writing Body Paragraphs.
In Class: Students received new Agendas. Discussed Instructions for Essay Conclusions.
Discussed Chapter 1 & 2 of Novel The Hiding Place. Read and wrote some short Poetry.
For Next Week: Writing: Body Conclusions will be due. Follow Agenda.
First Day Assignment for January 7:
-Read Chapters 1 and 2 in The Hiding Place
-Read pages 2-18 in your Of Places Literature book
-Do not answer any questions or do any writing yet in literature or Progeny Press Guide.
LA8 2020 Spring Semester Agenda – This is the basic outline for your spring 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.
LA8 Supply List 19-20 – 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 Class Schedule 19-20 – times and days that each class meets.

If you have any questions, you can email the instructor at Please allow 24 hours for a response.