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:

Last Class : May 23

Progress Reports :  Emailed to parents by June 1


Collected: Test Novel Essay
Returned:  N/A
In Class: Worked in small groups on our test review sheets. Please complete them at home and bring back for a
10 point value on Final Exam.
Next Week: Last day, Final Exam, Class Party {please bring an item to share}.
Collected: Study Questions Unit 16, entire Vocabulary Words packet.
Returned: Quote Project, Diamond Poetry, & Character Sketch.
In Class: Worked in groups on Great Expectations Word Search, Discussed a novel Character Review.
Next Week: Novel Test Essay is Due!, We will do a novel test review.
Note: Last class will be Final Exam and Class Party. {May 23)
Collected: Quote Project, In Class Diamond Poetry, In Class Character Sketch
Returned : Statement of Faith writing, Today’s Vocab Quiz 15/16
In Class: Took Vocabulary Quiz 15/16, Wrote a Novel Diamond Poem, Worked in small groups on Novel Character Sketch
For Next Week: Follow Agenda as always, * Vocabulary Sentences are Due,
Note: May 16th: Exam Review Day in Class  & At home novel test Essay is due!
Last Class will be novel text & class party/  May 23
Collected: Writing Assignment Statement of Faith
Returned to Students: Fables worksheet, Favorite Season Poem, & Vocabulary Quiz 13/14.
In Class: Reviewed Novel Characters{word scramble}, Diamond Poem, Novel discussion.
Next Week: Be ready for our last Vocabulary Quiz 15/16! , Quote Project is due!
Note: Today students were given their options for the Final Exam Essay!
Collected: Study Questions Unit 14
Class Time: Took Vocabulary Quiz 13/14. Enjoyed a fun class Easter Party! Took notes for novel from a Pop Quiz.
Broke into small groups to identify novel quotes.
For Next Week: No tests or quizzes, See Agenda and follow as always,
Statement of Faith Writing assignment is due next week. {1-2 paragraphs is sufficient }
Note: Quote Projects is due 5/2!
Collected: Study Questions Unit 13
Returned: graded Vocabulary Quiz 11 & 12
Class Time: Took a novel quiz over chapters 15-26. We took extensive notes over novel chapters 20-23/ worksheet.
For Next Week: Note: Diamond Chart poem is NOT due till 4/25. Vocabulary Quiz 13-14 next week! Follow Agenda
Bring your goodies for next weeks Easter Party!
Collected: Seasonal Poem,  In class Fable worksheet
Class Time: Took Vocabulary Quiz 11/12
For Next Week: Follow Agenda, No tests or quizzes,
 *Quote Project Due 5/2/19!
Collected: Nothing
Class Time: Analyzed poetry from Unit 12 “A Prayer in Spring”, wrote paragraphs about a positive influence and a negative influence in his/her life to tie in with our main character Pip, discussed Part 1 (Chapters 1-19) of Great Expectations, completed Character Web worksheet
Returned: Nothing
For Next Week: Follow Agenda, study for VQ, addition: Write a seasonal poem (4 stanzas, does not have to rhyme)
Collected: Nothing
During Class Time: Took Vocabulary Quiz 9/10 – which has already been graded and returned. We discussed Novel Chapters in detail.
For Next Week: Read Novel chapters 15-19 and follow Agenda for all assignments.
During Class Time: Worked on Authors Notes Worksheet & Great Expectations Packet with partners.
For Next Week: Unit 11 Literature- Chapters 8-14 in novel- Be ready for Vocab Quiz 9/10.
2/28/19: We had a very busy morning taking our two exams during our class time. The
Novel test was taken and will be graded and returned back soon. With this exam, we complete our Wuthering Heights novel. Next week we will jump right into our new novel, Great Expectations. Please bring your copy of this book with you to class each week along with the novel Study Guide.
  Students also took their Vocabulary Quiz 7/8 this morning in class which has already been graded and returned back to your child.
    For next week please read chapters 1-7 of our new novel Great Expectations as stated on the Agenda.
Note: We do have a change to this weeks Agenda…Unit 9 Literature will be omitted! 
Next week we will receive information/ details  for our upcoming Novel Character Quote project. Please follow the Agenda as always for all other questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a wonderful week!
2/21/19: This morning we collected Unit 8 Study Questions for a grade. They have already been returned back to your child. Vocabulary Quizzes 5/6 have been graded and returned as well. During class we broke into small groups to participate in a novel review activity. 
            Next week we will have our novel test for Wuthering Heights. Please be prepared! We reviewed for next weeks test during class. The exam will have an essay. Below are the test essay options. Please take time to write/ practice a mock essay at home to help prepare you for this portion of the exam. You will be asked to choose one for the exam.
option A:  Edgar Linton is a kind, gentle man. Heathcliff is an uncouth person who wrecks at least 3 lives in seeking his revenge. Which one do you secretly support and why?
option B: From Heathcliff we learn that hate will breed hate. Consider what it did to Hindley, Isabella, and Edgar. Why can Heathcliff only temporarily cause Cathy and Hareton to hate? Why are they not permanently damaged as the others are?
option C: Both Catherine Earnshaw and Cathy Linton marry for the wrong reasons. Explain the reasons behind each woman’s decision. Who betrays herself and why?
Please follow the Agenda as always for all other questions, classwork, and assignments.
Reminder: You also have a Vocabulary Quiz 7/8 to study for next week! We will be omitting the Literature Unit 9 assignments for next week. This will allow you extra time to prepare for the 2 tests.
Have a wonderful week!
2/14/19: Happy Valentines Day ! We had a great morning full of fun and fellowship celebrating our friends with a Valentine class party. The Unit Study Questions were collected this morning for a grade from the students. During class we took Vocabulary Quiz 5/6. The quizzes will be graded and returned back next week.
        In class students created a creative Chapter Story Board {novel chapters 30-34} and turned them in for a grade.
  At this point everyone should have received a Progress Unit. Please contact Mrs. Jill with any progress report questions/ concerns. Follow the Agenda {No Changes this week } as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a great week! 
2/7/19:  Students turned in their essay writing assignment Character Contrast. It will be graded and returned back soon. We took a challenging pop quiz during class on our novel Wuthering Heights. The quizzes have already been graded and returned back to your child. We passed around our Valentines Party sign up sheet for next weeks party. It will be a wonderful  party if we all contribute. During our class time we broke into small groups. Students analyzed quotes from our novel from chapters 24-29. We also looked at and read aloud the story found on page 99 from our Literature Books, On the Imitation of Christ.
         For next week please follow your Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
           Note: Vocabulary Quiz 5/6 is next week!  Have a wonderful week!
1/31/19: We did our best to stay warm on this very cold morning! The students turned in their Literature Unit 5 Study Questions for a grade and they have already been returned back to your child. The Love Poems were also graded and returned back this morning. This morning we took our Vocabulary Quiz 3/4. The quiz was graded during class time and has already been returned as well. 
         After the quiz we dove right into discussing our novel. We looked specifically at certain characters from Wuthering Heights and compared /contrasted them. We identified the theme of Love that we see through out the novel with various examples of love.
        For next week, you will be writing a 4-5 paragraph essay. In this essay you will choose two different characters from our novel. Please compare and contrast the two characters in a proper essay format with organized paragraphs. It may be hand written or typed.
Follow the Agenda as always for all other questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a wonderful week!
1/24/19: We had a busy morning as always in Language Arts. The students turned in their Love Poems for a grade which will be returned back as  soon as possible. During our class discussion we read The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. In small groups we studied Frost’s poem and his writing style. We then turned to our novel Wuthering Heights and discussed Chapters 6-11 in detail.
   For next week, follow your Agenda as always for all questions, classwork and assignments. Note: Study for Vocabulary Quiz 3/4 ! 
1/17/19: The graded Writing Assignment “Home” was returned back to your child this morning. We collected the Study Questions Unit 3 for a completion grade and they have already been given back. The students took Vocabulary Quiz 1/2 in class which was also graded and returned back to your child. 
      During our class Discussion we listened and silently read along to a bone chilling recording of
Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell – Tale Heart. Some worksheet comprehension questions based on the story were done in class as well. Our novel Weathering Heights was another part of our class discussion reviewing the details from this weeks chapters. For next week the students should be reading novel chapters 12-16. Don’t forget a writing assignment will be due next week as stated on the Agenda, Love Letter from Catherine to Heathcliff. 
Please follow the Agenda as always for all other questions, classwork, and assignments.
1/10/19: We had a wonderful morning as always at Faith Home School Tutorial! From our Literature books we read aloud and discussed  {page 29} Death of the Hired Man. We wrote a brief Free Writing sample on our own personal definition of What is Home? The students have jumped right into their novels Weathering Heights.
For next week they should read novel Chapters 7-11. They will also be having their first Vocabulary Quiz 1/2 next week. Please follow our new Agendas as always for all other questions, classwork, and assignments.
Have a wonderful week!
1/3/19: Welcome Back! We hope you were all able to enjoy a wonderful Christmas Holiday spent with family and friends. Students received their new Agendas listing all their Spring assignments. {Below you will also see it linked to this web site}. Everyone should have all their new materials and class supplies at this time. Please bring them with you each week to class. During our class discussion this morning, we read aloud and discussed
Good Morning Miss Dove {page 3} from our Literature books. A character sheet for our new novel
Weathering Heights was also passed out this morning to each student. Please complete this at home and bring it next week. Have a wonderful week and follow your new Agendas for all questions, classwork, and assignments.

LA9 2019 Spring Semester Agenda – This is the basic outline for your spring 2019 semester in LA9. This will allow you to plan and be prepared each week and give you a plan for your work at home.

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 uuangel@yahoo.com. Please give 24 hours for a response.