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:

*2nd Progress Reports have been emailed. Please check and keep for your records.

* Due to weather, Fall Fest has been postponed to the Spring.

* November 26th & 28th : No School – Thanksgiving Break!

  • Prepare for January 2020 by ordering Spring curriculum now!!!
  • Bring a min. of a $10 Donation for St. Jude this week and receive a free grade swap/ homework pass!
Weekly Work:
Collected: Take Home Grammar Tests {Causes & Agreements}
In Class: Took Class Notes on Pronouns. Students took Vocabulary Quiz 71-88 in Class. Grammar Exercises 8:7 was returned. Looked at page 431 from our Grammar Book. Writing was returned. {Be sure to revise and make corrections for the next assignment}.
For Next Week: Note:Next Class is December 3!
Be ready for Vocab Quiz 89-100. {Use may use one note card for this}. Grammar Test Chapter 10 & 11 is also Dec.3!
Writing will also be due. {Revised Introduction & 3 body paragraph}.
11/12: Happy Snow Day!
For next week:
Grammar: I will collect take home test. No new Chapter test. We will work on Ch. 11 and 12 in class as planned for today’s lesson.
Writing: No essay assignment. I will return your outline and intro in class and discuss body paragraphs as planned for today.
Vocabulary: Vocabulary Quiz 71-88 in class
***We will discuss agenda updates and changes to keep us on track in class next week.
           Collected: Grammar Exercises 8.7
           In Class: Took Notes on Subject Verb Agreement Chapter 10
                           Did a worksheet on Subject Verb Agreement with Indefinite Pronouns
                           Received a Grammar Test: Clauses/ Agreements to do this week at home {open notes/book}
          For Next Week: Bring back completed Grammar Test
                                    No Writing this Week. {Body Paragraph is delayed}
                                   Be ready for next weeks Vocabulary Quiz Roots  71-88 
10/29: Collected: Writing Introduction
            In Class: Took Vocabulary Quiz Roots # 53-70.
                           Took Notes on Chapter 8: Clauses.
                           Played a fun game using Clause Structure.
            For Next Week/ Note Changes:
                           *No Vocabulary Quiz Roots #71-88  {will be Nov.12th},
                           *No Writing: Body Paragraph is due
                           *Students will receive a take home open book Grammar Test for Grammar Chapters 8/9.
10/22: Collected: Outlines
           In Class: * Played a game for bonus points & test review
                          * Took Grammar Test Chapter 7: Prepositions, Conjunctions, Interjections
                          * Took notes on Writing an Introduction.
                          * Returned graded Photo Captains
     For Next Week: Writing: Introductions will be due! Be ready for Vocabulary Quiz 53-70!,
                           Note: Agenda change: No Grammar Exercises for chapter 8 next week!
10/15/19:Collected: Writing: Photo Captions
               In Class: Autobiographies were returned. Both Grammar Test & last weeks Vocab Tests were also returned.
               We took notes on Chapter 7 Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections.
               Discussed Class topic for Essays, ” If you were on a deserted island and had only one book, one food item, and one famous                person with you.. what / who would it be?
               Wrote a quick preposition poem/ riddle during class.
               For Next Week: Using the given topic, your essay outlines are due. Be prepared for Grammar Test Chapter 7!
               Note: Agenda Changes! New dates for Vocab Quizzes:! Roots 53-70 {10/29},  Roots 71-88  {11/12} ,
               & Roots 89-100 {still 11/19}
10/8/19: Collected: N/A
              In Class: Took 2 lengthy exams. Vocabulary Quiz 37-52 and Grammar Test : Adverbs, Adjectives, and Verbs
              For Next Week: Follow Agenda as always.
              * Note : Writing Assignment Photo Captains {pg.204}. include 4 pictures.
Collected: N/A
In Class: Took class notes on Chapter 6/ Adverbs. Played “Scoot” game to reinforce these skills.
Returned last weeks Vocabulary Quiz.
For Next Week: Be prepared for 2 Tests! Follow Agenda as always.
 *Grammar Test on Adjectives, Adverbs, & Verbs Chapters 3/5/6.
 *Vocabulary Quiz Roots: 37-52
Collected: Grammar Exercises 3:8
In Class: Took Notes on Adjectives. Did in class assignment R. I. P. ADJECTIVE .
               Students took Vocabulary Quiz Rts. 15-36. 
For Next Week: Follow Agenda as always. Note: Omit assignment :Character Profile
Collected: Writing: Autobiography
In Class: Took Notes on Chapter 3 Verbs. Did Worksheet/ Review Game on Direct and Indirect Objects. 
For Next Week: Study for Vocabulary Quiz 15-36. No Agenda Changes.
Collected: Grammar Exercises 4.7
In Class: Students took a Grammar on Test Nouns/ Pronouns. Students also took class notes on Chapter 3 Verbs.
For Next Week: No Tests or Quizzes! Writing Assignment Autobiography {pg. 73} will be due!
                          Follow Agenda / No Changes.
Collected: Grammar Exercises 2.11 & Writing Assignment: Childhood Treasure
In Class: Discussed Chapter 4: Pronouns  and Took Vocabulary Quiz Roots 1-14
For Next Week: Follow Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
* Be ready for next weeks Grammar Test!  Chapters 2 & 4
Collected: Grammar Exercises 1.2
In Class: Students took Grammar Test Chapter 1.  Students received a Noun worksheet for class notes.
For Next week: Follow Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments. Be prepared for Vocabulary Quiz Roots 1-14.
Writing Assignment (pg. 15} Child
Collected/ Checked for: Curriculum & Syllabus signatures
In Class: We took notes/ discussed  Chapter 1 Sentences : {Subject Predict, Types of Sentences, Sentence Errors.}
Played a small group game to reinforce our skills.
For Next Week: Be prepared for a Grammar Test on Chapter 1 : Sentences
Follow Agenda as always {no changes} for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
We had a wonderful first day at Faith Tutorial! All class procedures, rules, and policies were introduced this morning. Agendas were passed out to students and discussed in detail. We collected the paper packets that students were asked to bring as part of their supply list. The required curriculum/ books were also checked for a grade. Please have parents review and sign the class Syllabus with them back next week. Follow your Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.

Before 8/13 – ***Respond to prompt in paragraph form: -What qualities make a good learner? What strategies will make you successful in class this year?

LA8 Fall Semester Agenda 2019 – This is the basic outline for your fall 2019 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.

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