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.

Important Dates:

September 27 –  Jersey Day! Wear your favorite team jersey

September 27 – Honors Contracts Due

October 26 – Fall Fest at Mrs. Ramona’s house

9/20: All Progress Reports were emailed this morning. Please be sure to save your report after reviewing it. If you have any questions regarding the progress report, please let Mrs. Jill know as soon as possible. {}.

    We collected Grammar Exercises 4.6 and the Personal Experience writing assignment in class this morning. They will be graded and returned back as soon as possible. We discussed Chapter 5 Adjectives and Adverbs and took detailed notes. This year the students have the option to participate in our Honors Option. They received information about this and I strongly encourage you to review it and make a decision together. 

For next week, please be ready for Vocabulary Quiz 5/6! The introduction to your essay is also due next week. The topic is, ” What is your most favorite and inspirational book that you have ever read“? Be sure to provide 3 reasons in your introduction. * Note: Wear your favorite team jersey next week!

Please follow the Agenda as always for all other questions. Have a wonderful week!

9/13: The students took a Vocabulary Quiz this morning in class. They will be graded and returned back soon. During our class discussion we looked at Chapter 4 Verbs. We played a fun game to review the lesson. 

Note: Be looking for an important email from Mrs. Amy that will answer any questions about next weeks assignments. Have a wonderful week! 

9/6: We collected the Grammar Exercises 3.5 this am and they have already been graded and returned back to your child. We spent our class time diving right into our Grammar Test 1,2,& 4! They will be given back as soon as possible. After completing the test students were given the opportunity to work on weekly work and prepare for the following week. As noted to the students, next weeks writing Introduction assignment has been postponedFollow the Agenda for all other assignments and questions

8/30: It was another wonderful and productive morning in Language Arts! We collected Grammar Exercise 2.1 for a grade and they have already been returned. The students also turned in their writing assignment from page 40, Good Paragraphs. The graded Grammar Essay assignment from one of our recent classes was given back to your child in class. The students also took Vocabulary Quiz lesson 1 & 2 in class, and it has also been graded and returned. Today’s class notes and discussion widely  covered the subject of Pronouns.

Note: For next week, please follow your Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments. Be ready for the Grammar Test Chapters 1,2, & 3! Have a great week!

8/23: We had another wonderful morning in Language Arts!  We collected Grammar Exercise 1-13 and it has already been graded and returned to the students.  We took a short quiz today on the various types of sentences.  This quiz has also been graded and returned. Our class discussion was based on Chapter 2 ‘All About Nouns’.

Next week, be ready for your first vocabulary quiz on Lessons 1 and 2. Please follow your agenda as always for all questions and concerns. As stated in the agenda, you have a writing assignment that is found on page 40.  You should choose an inspiring person as your topic for this essay. The essay should be color coded and should have at least 8 complete sentences. The hook should be written in green, the supporting details should be in yellow and the conclusion sentence should be in red.

8/16: We had a very rainy yet productive morning in class today. The final check for class supplies and required textbooks was done this morning for a final grade. A graded check for parent signatures on the syllabus was also done.The students also turned in a writing assignment essay. These essays will be graded and returned back to your child as soon as possible. During our class discussion students took grammar notes on Chapter 1 – Sentences. We also participated in a class activity looking through magazines for different types of sentences.

***Weekly Work:  please follow the agenda for all classwork, questions, and assignments. Note: Be ready for next week’s quiz on Chapter 1! 
8/9: Welcome Students! We had a wonderful first day of Language Arts. We spent the entire class time introducing ourselves and getting acquainted. As a group we took a very close look at our class agenda. Everyone should be clear on how the agenda is read and what is expected from each and every student. We checked all students for the required class supplies and did a curriculum check. This was recorded as their first official grade. In addition, the writing assignment was also collected for a grade.
Students were also given a detailed packet that explains all of our class procedures, policies, and class information. Parents please read over this and sign the packet. If you ever have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. It is going to be a wonderful school year with your precious children! Thank you for sharing them with all of us at Faith Tutorial.
***Optional Honors: I will give a packet and contract to all students after the first few weeks of class. I want them to get in a routine and groove with the regular class schedule before adding extra work and new info. This is all optional but a great opportunity for college, GPA, and applications.

LA9 Fall Semester Agenda 2018 – This is the basic outline for your fall 2018 semester in LA9. This will allow you to plan and be prepared each week and give you a plan for your work at home. As a class on the first day, we will discuss and practice how to prepare for each class in order to be successful in language arts which will include looking at this agenda. I will provide them with an example weekly schedule to aid in their success.

LA9 Supply List 2018-19 – 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 these policies before the first class.

Secondary Schedule 18-19 – times and days that each class meets.

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