Amy Vaughan

Welcome to Language Arts 9 Honors Option at FAITH!

Welcome to Language Arts 9 Honors Option 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 classroom assistant, please read here: About Mrs. Tracie.

Important Dates/Announcements:

*October 23: Football Fall Fest – check email for more details and how to register
*October 28: Wear your favorite orange t-shirt to celebrate “Orange You Glad Jesus Loves You” Day and Fall Party (sign-up sheet available on 10/21 in class)

10/21:
Collected:
*Grammar Exercise, 7.16
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 10

Returned:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lessons 9-10
*Grammar Exercise, 7.16
*Vocabulary Quiz, 9-10

In Class:
*BellRinger:  Study!
*Vocabulary: Quiz
*Grammar:  Review and Test
*Writing Workshop:  PowerPoint lecture and discussion of Mood, and reflective activities related to communicating and identifying “mood” in writing
**Weekly Work:  See Agenda Change below**

Weekly Work–Agenda Change:
*Students voted to move Chapter 7 Grammar Test to 10/28, and leave the Vocabulary Quiz on its’ originally scheduled date (11/4).
*”Mood” writing assignment is due 10/28.

10/14:
Collected:
*Grammar Exercise, 6-5
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 9
*Writing: Voice Worksheet

Returned:
*Grammar Exercise, 6-5
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 7

In Class:
*BellRinger:  Wksht #118 – Reviewed parts of speech
*Grammar:  Notes over Verbals
*Writing Workshop:  Finding your Voice! Completed last class meeting’s activity of a poetry sort.

9/30:
Collected:
*Grammar Exercise, 5.13
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 7

Returned:
*Grammar Exercise, 5.13
*Dialogue worksheets
*Grammar Test, Chapter 4

In Class:
*BellRinger:  Everyday Edits w/proofreader’s guide/Study for Vocab Quiz
*Vocabulary: Quiz
*Grammar:  Notes over Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections
*Writing Workshop:  Finding your Voice!
*Weekly Work:  Follow the agenda

*Note to Parents:  We collected Lesson 7 Vocabulary Sentences only–feel free to check and grade Lesson 8 Vocabulary Sentences at home, over Fall Break.

9/23:
Collected:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 6
*Dialogue worksheets

Returned:
*”Show-Don’t Tell” writing prompt
*Vocab Sentences, Lesson 5

In Class:
Bellringer: Study!
Grammar:  Test, Chapter 4
Vocabulary:  Quiz, Lessons 5-6
Writing Workshop: Peer-review of dialogue assignment and sharing of writing
Weekly Work:  Follow agenda

9/16:
Collected:
*Grammar Exercise, 4.6
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 5
*Honors Option Application packets

Returned:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 4
*Grammar Exercise, 4.6

In Class:
*BellRinger:  Verb Tenses worksheet
*Grammar:  Discussion and review of Verb tenses, PowerPoint lecture over modifiers
*Writing Workshop:  PowerPoint lecture and discussion about “Writing Dialogue”; Dialogue activity
**Weekly Work:  See Agenda Change below

Weekly Work–Agenda Change:
*Students should finish their Dialogue activity at home–correct the dialogue punctuation sheet, and use their A-B-C strips to write a dialogue conversation.  Due 9/23.

9/9:

Collected:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 4
*”Show-Don’t Tell” writing prompt

Returned:
*Pronoun Project
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 3
*Grammar Test, Chapters 2-3
*Vocabulary Quiz, Lessons 3-4

In Class:
*Vocabulary:  Vocabulary Quiz, Lessons 3-4
*Grammar:  Notes over Verbs (using DoodleNotes)

Weekly Work:
*Follow the agenda

9/2:

Collected:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 3
*Grammar Exercise, 3.19

Returned:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 2
*Grammar Test
*Grammar Exercise, 3.19

In Class:
*Grammar: Test, Chapters 2-3 w/notecard
*Grammar:  notes over Pronouns; class discussion and activity (using magazines, identify types of pronouns)
*Writing:  Creative Writing Workshop–“Show, Don’t Tell”
*Honors Option:  Mrs. Tracie shared information about the LA9 Honors Option and application packets were made available.  Completed application packets are due on or before September 16–see parent e-mail for details.

Weekly Work:
*Follow the agenda

8/26:

Collected:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 2
*Grammar Exercise, 2.11

Returned:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 1
*Vocabulary Quiz 1-2
*Grammar Exercise, 2.11

In Class:
*BellRinger:  Study for Vocab Quiz
*Vocabulary:  Quiz 1-2
*Grammar:  Types of Nouns review using Scattergories, in teams:  Chapter 1–Grammar Test
*Writing:  Mrs. Tracie returned E-Mail etiquette assignment with grade rubric (and comments)
*Weekly Work:  See Agenda Change below

Weekly Work–Agenda Change:

*Students may make a study notecard for the 9/2 Grammar Test (Chapters 2-3) to use during the test

8/19:

Collected:
*Grammar Exercise 1.2
*Vocab Sentences, Lesson 1
*Signed Course Policy form
*Bellringer–Student Profile sheet

Returned:
*Grammar Exercise 1.2

In Class:
*BellRinger–Student Profile sheet
*Grammar:  Finished notes over Chapter 1 (Sentences), reviewed for 8/26 Grammar Test (Chapter 1), discussed Grammar Test format
*Writing:  E-mail Etiquette Workshop, via PowerPoint presentation; discussion of basic e-mail communication principles; worksheet provided to evaluate content, format, etc of e-mails.
*Vocabulary:  Discussed Vocab Quiz format

Weekly Work:
*Follow the Agenda–Study for 8/26 Grammar Test (Chapter 1: Sentences) and 8/26 Vocab Quiz (Lessons 1-2)

8/12:

Collected:
*Signed Course Policy form
*Writing prompt:  Fictional Friend

In Class:
*Class icebreaker
*Reviewed course policies, agenda, and course content
*Curriculum check
*Notes over Chapter 1: Sentences

Weekly Work:
*Follow the agenda

Academic Calendar 21-22 – school calendar

Language Arts 9 Curriculum 21-22– 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.

Secondary Language Arts Course Policy – please read and familiarize yourself with our class policies before the year begins. Print and sign the last page for the first day of class. Keep the policy sheets in your binder for quick reference.

Faith Tutorial Secondary Schedule 21-22 – times and days that each class meets.

LA9 Fall Semester Agenda 2021–  This is the basic outline for your fall 2021 semester in LA9. This will allow you to be organized and prepared each week and give you a plan for your work at home. Copies will be provided for students.

If you have any questions, you can email the instructor at uuangel@yahoo.com or the assistant at tracie.barnard@gmail.com. Please allow 24 hours for a response.