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 new addition, please read here: LA Assistant Bio.

Important Dates & Announcements:

Cans for Credit–200 canned goods and non-perishable items donated to RIFA–thank YOU!

*Purchase Spring semester curriculum (linked supply list at the bottom of this page) if you have not done so already! Holidays and shipping delays are always an issue.

November 24 and 26 – Thanksgiving Break (no classes)

December 10 – All Semester Vocabulary Sentences Due for a Grade

December 17 – Last Thursday of Semester, Midterm, Progress Report Week

11/19:
Collected:
*Essay Body paragraphs
*Grammar Exercise 12.17

Returned:
*Vocab Quiz 11/12

In Class:
*Vocab Quiz 13/14
*Grammar Test–Clauses and Agreement
*Notes over Punctuation
*Weekly Work (Agenda Change)

Weekly Work:
*Complete Grammar Exercises: Punctuation
*Grammar Test (Chapter 12) on 12/3
*Happy Thanksgiving!

 

11/12:
Collected:
*Essay Intro
*Grammar Exercise 9.9

Returned:
*Grammar Test
*Essay Intro w/comments

In Class:
*Bell Ringer activity
*Discussed Body Paragraphs (Essay Planning)
*End of semester plan (Midterm, Review, etc.)
*Weekly Work: Agenda Change

Weekly Work:
*For Grammar, students only need to do 1/2 of the exercises (it’s a very long chapter!)
*Body Paragraphs, including Intro, are due 11/19
*Students may make a 3×5 note card for the Grammar Test–front and back may be used.  Remember to bring it to class!

11/5:
Collected:
*Grammar Exercise 8.5

Returned:
*Essay Outline
*Vocab Quiz 11-12
*Grammar Exercise 8.5

In Class:
*BellRinger–Vocab Review
*Vocab Quiz 11-12
*Grammar Test (Verbals)
*Review: Subj/Verb/Pronoun Agreement
*Notes/discussion: Essay Intro paragraph
*Weekly Work:  Agenda Change

Weekly Work:
*Essay Intro paragraph (and Outline revisions, if necessary) due 11/12!
*No other Writing Assignment (Letters, p. 316)

10/29:
Returned:
*
Vocab Quiz 9/10
*Grammar Test 5/6
*Original Poem (Quatrain or Diamante)

Collected:
*Essay Outline

In Class:
*BellRinger–Journal Prompt (Would you rather live up in the sky or under the sea?)
*Notes over Clauses
*Review game of KABOOM (Sentence Structures)
*Fall Party–COVID Style!
*Weekly Work (Agenda Change below!)

Weekly Work:
*No writing assignment this week!
*Read Chapter 9 and do In Summaries
*
Study for Chapter 7 Grammar Test & Vocab Quiz 11/12

 

10/22:
Collected:
*Poem
*Grammar Exercise 7.16

Returned:
*Grammar Exercise 7.16

In Class:
*BellRinger (Vocab Review)
*Vocabulary Quiz 9/10
*Grammar Test 5/6
*Discussed Essay assignment including notes over Essay Outline
*Class “Party” (COVID-style) 10/29
*AGENDA CHANGES (see below)

Weekly Work:
*No Grammar Exercises this week!
*No p. 232 Writing assignment this week
*Essay Outline due 10/29

 

10/15:
Collected:
*Essay Bulb
*Grammar Exercise 6.12

Returned:
*Modifier Worksheet

In Class:
*BellRinger–Conjunctions
*Notes over Verbals & Gerunds
*Notes over Poetry
*Trashketball for Verbals Review
*Weekly Work (Agenda Change)

Weekly Work:
*No Essay Planning/Writing Due next week!
*Writing & Grammar (Poetry assignment) due 10/22
*We will work on Essay Intro and Outline IN CLASS 10/22
*
Grammar Test (Chapters 5-6)
*Vocab Quiz (Lessons 9-10)

 

10/1:
Collected:
*RIFA Cans for Credit!
*Hamburger Paragraph

Returned:
*Grammar Test (Chapter 4: Verbs)
*Vocab Quiz (Chapters 7/8)

In Class:
*Vocab Quiz (Chapters 7/8)
*Notes over Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections
*Discussed Essay Writing Process with handouts
*Weekly Work & Agenda Change

Weekly Work:
*No Writing Assignment due on 10/15 (Poetry p. 187)
*Essay Planning handout (Handout only, due 10/15)
*Happy Fall Break!

9/24:
Collected:
*Honors Option Letter of Intent

In Class:
*Vocab Quiz (Chapters 5/6)
*Grammar Test (Chapter 4: Verbs)
*”Hamburger” Paragraph assignment
*Agenda changes
*RIFA Outreach–“Cans for Credit”

Returned:
*Vocab Quiz (Chapters 5/6)

Agenda:
*No Grammar Exercises this week
*No Essay Topic/Outline due!
*”Hamburger” Graphic Organizer (Paragraphs) due 10/1

 

9/17:
Collected:
*Grammar Exercise 4.6
*SCOOT worksheet (Sentence Components)

Returned:
*Compare/Contrast Paragraphs

Discussed/Learned:
*BellRinger–Verb Tense Paragraph Swap (masked and socially distanced peer review)
*For sentence components review, students played a game of SCOOT
*Notes over Chapter 5 (Adjectives & Adverbs)
*Honors Option info (Handouts, too!)

Weekly Work:
*No changes
*Study for Grammar Test (Chapter 4- Verbs) & Vocab Quiz (Chapters 5/6)

 

 

9/10:
Collected:
*Chapter 2-3 Take-home Grammar Test

Completed/Discussed:
*Bellringer Vocab activity
*Notes over Verbs
*Vocab Quiz 3/4
*Agenda change (see below)

Returned:
*Persuasive paragraph
*Vocab Quiz 3/4
*Chapter 2-3 Take-home Grammar Test

Weekly Work:
*Do all Chapter 4 Grammar Exercises
*No Writing Assignment this week!

 

9/3:
Collected:
*Grammar Exercise 3.6
*Persuasive Writing paragraph

Completed/Discussed:
*Agenda and Weekly Work
*Writing Assignment (p. 110/Grammar book, Compare and Contrast)
*Finished notes on Pronouns

Returned/Graded:
*Grammar Exercise 3.6

Weekly Work:
*Take Home Grammar Test (Chapters 2-3)–Honor System, please!
*No Grammar Exercises this week

8/27:
Collected:
*Essay Plan

Completed/Discussed:
*Finished Chapter 4 (Pronouns) – will finish next week!
*Grammar Test: Chapter 1
*VQ 1/2
* Parts of a Paragraph

Returned/Graded:
*VQ 1/2

Weekly Work:
*Agenda Changes: No Grammar Test next week
*Write a paragraph: 5-9 sentences about topic of your choice

8/20:
Collected:
*Curriculum Check (for those who didn’t have it last week)
*Grammar Exercise 1.2 (Chapter 1, Exercise 2)

Discussed:
*Finished Chapter 1 (Sentences) & Chapter 2 (Nouns)
*Played a review game of sentence type trash-ket-ball
*Ch 1 Grammar Test prep
*Essay plan for “Why homeschooling is a valid educational choice”

Returned/Graded:
*Five Words writing prompt
*Grammar Exercise 1.2

Weekly Work:
*Follow Agenda
*Study for Ch 1 Grammar test
*Draft essay plan for “Why homeschooling is a valid educational choice”

8/13:

*Collected:

  • Signed Course Policy Sheet
  • Supplies/Curriculum Grades (if you didn’t have all of your curriculum today, please show it to Mrs. Tracie next week!)
  • “Five Words” paragraph prompt

*Discussed:

  • Class policies and procedures
  • New COVID protocols
  • Semester agenda and weekly work
  • Took notes over Chapter 1 (Sentences), will finish next week

*Weekly Work:

  • Follow agenda (no changes)

Before Class on 8/13:

  1. Read Grammar Chapter 1
  2. Write all Grammar Ch. 1 In Summary sections and place in grammar section of notebook
  3. Bring books (grammar and vocabulary) to class for a grade
  4. Print course policy linked below. Sign and place in your notebook to turn in on the first day.
  5. Answer Writing prompt in paragraph form:
    -What five words describe you? Elaborate and give explanations and examples.

LA9 Fall Semester Agenda 2020 –  This is the basic outline for your fall 2020 semester in LA9. This will allow you to plan and be prepared each week and give you a plan for your work at home.

Academic Calendar 20-21 – the current calendar for the school year

Language Arts 9 20-21  – 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 Course Policy – please read and familiarize yourself with these policies before the first class.

Secondary Class Schedule 20-21 – 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.