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:

*Progress Reports have been e-mailed from the FAITH account. Please check, review with your student, and keep a copy for your records.

*October 1–FAITH Tutorial Football Fall Fest

*October 6 – Fall Break (No Classes)

9/29:
Collected:
*Vocab Sentences, Lessons 7-8

Returned:
*Grammar Test
*Vocab Sentences, Lesson #6

In Class:
BellRinger: Autumn Word Search
Vocab:  VQ
Grammar:  Interactive PowerPoint presentation and notes over Prepositions/Conjunctions/Interjections
Writing:  Notes over Voice and group activity using well-known poems to find the voice and poet attached to those poems.  Students were given a Voice assignment using generic topics such as joy, sadness, peace, etc.

Weekly Work:
*Follow agenda–no changes

9/22:
Collected:
*Vocab Sentences, Lesson #6
*Dialogue Worksheet
*Grammar Exercise, #5-9

Returned:
*Show, Don’t Tell
*Grammar Exercises, #4-6 & #5-9
*VQ, Lessons 5-6

In Class:
BellRinger: Study for VQ
Vocabulary: VQ, Lessons 5-6
Grammar:  Test
Grammar: Adverbs

Weekly Work:
*No Grammar Exercises this week

9/15:
Collected:
*Vocab Sentences, Lesson #5
*Grammar Exercise, #4-6

Returned:
*Vocab Sentences, Lessons 4-5
*Vocab Quiz, Lessons 3-4

In Class:
*BellRinger:  Noun/Verb Worksheet
*Grammar:  Interactive PowerPoint presentation over Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers, complemented by several in-class activities.
*Grammar/Writing:  Punctuating Dialogue, class whiteboard activity, correcting dialogue sentences.
*Writing:  Elements of Narrative Writing–dialogue

Weekly Work:
*Agenda Change–See Below

Agenda Changes:
*Create Vocab Quiz study card for our 9/22 Vocab Quiz –anything you can fit on a 3×5 card, front and back.
*Complete Dialogue Practice handout (due 9/22)

9/8:
Collected:
*Vocab Sentences, Lesson #4
*”Show, Don’t Tell”

In Class:
BellRinger:  Pronoun Case Practice worksheet/Review for VQ
Vocabulary:  VQ Quiz 3/4
Honors:  Mrs. Tracie provided information regarding LA9 Honors Option.  Interested students took application packet.  Completed application, due 9/15.
Grammar:  Notes over Chapter 4 (Verbs); students were given PowerPoint handout for notes.  We also reviewed transitive and intransitive verbs, in order to play “WhoDunIt?”.

Weekly Work:  Follow Agenda

9/1 (Happy September!):
Collected:
*Vocab Sentences, Lesson #3
*Grammar Exercise, #3-12

Returned:
*Vocab Sentences, Lesson #3
*Grammar Exercise, #3-12
*Grammar Tests (8/25 & 9/1)
*Pronoun Case worksheet

In Class:
*Bell Ringer: Journal prompt and discussion of “Would You Rather?” & Pronoun Case worksheet
*Grammar:  Grammar Test (Chapters 2-3)
*Writing:  “Show, Don’t Tell”–notes over narrative writing and interactive group discussions

Weekly Work:
*Reminder:  No Grammar exercises this week

8/25:
Collected:
*Grammar Exercise, p. 37
*Vocab Sentences, Lesson #2
*Pronoun Scavenger Hunt sheet

Returned:
*Grammar Exercise, p. 37
*Vocab Sentences, Lesson #2
*E-Mail Evaluation rubric
*Vocab Quiz (VQ), Lessons #1-2

In Class:
BellRinger:  Nouns worksheet
Grammar:  Grammar Test
Vocabulary:  VQ, Lessons #1-2
Grammar:  Notes over pronouns including a “Pronoun Scavenger Hunt” using magazines (Thanks to those who supplied us with magazines for this activity!)

Weekly Work:
*Follow the agenda

8/18:
Collected:
*Grammar Exercise, #1-5
*Vocab Sentences, Lesson #1

Returned:
*Grammar Exercise, #1-5
*Vocab Sentences, Lesson #1

In Class:
BellRinger: “Would You Rather?” journal prompts and lively class discussion
Grammar:  Interactive PPT over Sentences–and Nouns handout provided.  Discussion over nouns (including compound, possessive, collective, etc.).
Writing:  Notes over E-mail Etiquette (PPT presentation); As a group, students critiqued a fictional e-mail in preparation for this week’s e-mail assignment.

Weekly Work:
*Follow agenda

8/11:
Collected:
*Signed Course Policy sheet
*Ream of copy paper (Thank You!)

In Class:
*Tutor and Classroom Teaching Assistant intros
*”Get To Know You” stations which included “All About Me” worksheets, Course Policy/Agenda scavenger hunt, and book recommendations
*Reviewed Course Policies
*Agenda Change–See Below

Weekly Work:
*Agenda Change:   We will discuss and collect the “Fictional Friend” paragraph at our next class meeting (8/18)
*Follow agenda

Before Class on 8/11:

1. Writing – ***Respond to prompt in paragraph form (bring first day): -Name a fictional character you would love to have as a friend. Why do you think they would be a good friend for you?

2. Vocabulary – None

3. Grammar – Read Chapter 1 to prepare for class notes and discussion

4. . Read each helpful link below for class information. Please print and sign the course policy sheet and bring to class on 8/11.

LA9 Fall Semester Agenda 2022 – This is the basic outline for your fall 2022 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 on the first day of class.

Academic Calendar 22-23 – school calendar

Language Arts 9 List 22-23 – 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 Secondary Schedule 22-23 – times and days that each class meets.

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.