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 19 – Jersey Day (wear your favorite team jersey or tshirt)

September 21 – Progress Reports emailed

October 7 – Fall Football Fest from 4:30-8pm at Mrs. Ramona’s house

October 12 – Fall Break (no school)

9/14: This morning the students started class by writing a letter to a victim of Hurricane Irma in their journals. They turned in their Grammar Exercises 4.13 page 97 for a grade. They have already been returned back to your child. Last weeks Vocabulary Quiz was also returned as well as the revised Animal Essay Introductions. In todays class discussion we focused on Adjectives and Adverbs/ Chapter 5. They enjoyed playing a fun game of Charades as a group to reinforce this skill. We ended our class with a worksheet on Adjectives/ Adverbs. Please finish this worksheet at home. For next week be sure to study for our next Vocabulary Quiz 5/6. The Writing assignment, “Personal Experience or Event” {page 138/139} is also due next week. Your child’s first Progress Report will be sent to you via email as well. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

9/7: The 9th graders turned in the Introduction portion of their writing assignment this morning. They will be graded and returned back as soon as possible. We took a Vocabulary Quiz this morning as well that will be also returned back soon. Our thorough class discussion and notes focused on Verbs. Afterward we paired up in small groups to play a fun game to reinforce our lesson. For next week, we have a small change to our Agenda. The Writing Assignment found in your Grammar book on pg.138 will not be due next week. The new Due Date for this assignment is September 21st. Please follow the Agenda for all other classwork, questions, and assignments.

8/31: The rain held out long enough for us to have another wonderful morning! We collected Grammar Exercises 3:19. It has already been graded and returned back to your child. The Summer Essay has also been graded and returned. We took a Grammar test this morning in class that covered Chapters 1,2,3 : Sentences, Nouns, & Pronouns. These Grammar tests have also already been graded and given back to all students. The collective writing assignment, My favorite Book, was also collected. This writing assignment will be graded and returned as soon as possible

For next week, please follow your Agenda for all questions, classwork and assignments. Study hard for your Vocabulary Quiz next week on Lessons 3/4! The topic of next weeks essay is, “If you could be an animal for one day, which animal would you choose and why?” The introduction to this essay will be due next class. Stay Safe and enjoy the holiday weekend.

8/24: This morning the students turned in their Grammar Exercises 2.5 & 2.12. They have already been graded and returned back to your child. We also had our very first Vocabulary Quiz 1& 2. I am so proud on how well they did! The vocabulary quizzes have also been graded and returned. In today’s class discussion, we discussed Chapters 2 & 3 from our Grammar books. Reminder: The students will have their first Grammar Test next week. Please study hard! The test will stem from Chapters 1,2, & 3 {nouns, sentences, and pronouns}.

As you complete your lengthy Grammar work from chapter 3 this week, please note this important Agenda Change. You only have to complete the exercises that are labeled, “Practice the Skill” & “Use the Skill”. The ones labeled ‘Review the Skill” can be omitted. Writing topic for paragraphs: your favorite novel. Please follow the Agenda for all other questions, classwork and assignments.

8/17:  We had a very busy morning in Language Arts 9. The Grammar exercises were collected, and have already been graded and returned back to your child. The writing assignment titled Personal Letter was also collected. They will be graded and returned back as soon as possible. 

In this morning’s class discussion we covered “Grammar Chapter 1: Sentences”. Next week we will discuss both Chapters 2 & 3. Be prepared for our first Vocabulary Quiz in class on Ch.1& 2! Follow your agenda for all classwork, assignments and questions

8/10: Welcome Back! It was a wonderful first day of school at Faith Tutorial! We loved seeing our old friends and  meeting some new ones. We spent the morning closely going over our class procedures, syllabus, and agenda. Each student should now have a clear idea of how our class will operate and my expectations. We did a curriculum check which was recorded as their first grade in our gradebook. For those who were still missing supplies, please bring  them next week. All students received a copy of our class agenda. Please refer to the class agenda this week for all weekly work and assignments which we went over how to complete in class. It is going to be a great school year!

LA9 Fall Semester Agenda 2017 – This is the basic outline for your fall 2017 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.

Language Arts 9 Supply List 2017-18 – students must come prepared for class the first day with all necessary materials.

Language Arts Courses policy – please read and familiarize yourself with these policies before the first class.

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