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:

*2nd Progress Reports have been emailed. Please check and keep for your records.

* November 21st: Thursday- New Date for Fall Festival at Mrs. Ramona’s house 1pm {lunch included}  $3

* November 26th & 28th : No School – Thanksgiving Break!

  • Prepare for January 2020 by ordering Spring curriculum now!!!
  •  Class Bonus:  Donate a minimum of $10 {by 11/21/19} to ST. JUDE  and receive a free homework pass/ grade switch!                         Place in envelope and give to Mrs. Jill
             Collected: N/A
             In Class:  *Took Vocabulary Quiz 11/12
                              *Students were given a note packet and took additional class notes on Punctuation
                              * Grammar Test were returned to students
                              * Began working on Letter of Gratitude {pg.316} – Please finish at home and return next class.
             For Next Week: No Writing or Tests. Please Follow Agenda
             Collected: Rough Draft of Full Writing Essay
             In Class: Took Grammar Test on Clauses/ Agreement
                             Worksheet on Dependent Clauses
             For Next Week: No writing is due!
                                       Be ready for Vocab Quiz 11/12
                              * Note: Upcoming Agenda Change: Vocab Quiz will actually be on Dec 12th! { not 19th}
              Collected: Grammar  Exercises 8.6
               In Class: *Took Vocabulary Quiz 9/10.
                                *Returned Body Paragraphs to the students.
                                *Took Class Notes on Subject/ Verb Agreement.
                                *Enjoyed Fellowship & Food with a Class Party!
        For Next Week: *Your 1st Completed Rough Draft, typed, 5 paragraph full Essay is Due!
                                  *Grammar Test 8/9! is also next week!
10/24/19: Collected: N/A
                 In Class : Grammar Test were returned. {We reviewed the exam as a class to explain errors.}
                                Took notes on Clauses.
                                Played a review game of Kaboom for Types of Sentences.
               For Next Week: Bring your food item for our In Class Fall Party! Wear the color orange to Faith!
                               No Writing will be due.
                               Be ready for Vocabulary Quiz 9/10!
                               Note Change: Conclusions/Writing are NOW due November 7th!
10/17/19: Collected: Writing: Body Paragraphs
                In Class: Students took 2 lengthy exams.Vocabulary Quiz 7/8
                 & Grammar Test :Verbs, Adjectives, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Interjections.
                 {The Vocabulary Quiz has already been graded and returned. }
                For Next Week: No tests or Quizzes! No Writing! Follow Agenda as always.
10/3/19: Collected: Writing : Poems
              In Class: Took Notes on Body Paragraphs. Read poems out loud, returned Vocabulary Quiz 5/6,
              Grammar Exercises 5.19, & Writing Introductions.  
              For Next Week: Fall Break! Resume October 17th. Follow Agenda as always.
              * Be ready for a Grammar Test & Vocabulary Test! {may use notecard}.
9/26/19: Collected: Grammar Exercises 5.19, Optional Honors Contracts
              In Class: Took Vocabulary Quiz 5/6. Took Class notes on Chapter 6 : Prepositions, Conjunctions, & Interjections.
              For Next Week: No Tests or Quizzes! Poetry writing assignment is due! Follow Agenda
              Note: For the 2 tests on October 17th, a 3*5 Note card with handwritten notes may be used!
               Collected: Writing Personal Experience and Grammar Exercises 4.6
               In Class: We returned last weeks Vocabulary Quiz. Took notes on Chapter 5 Adverbs/ Adjectives. Students were given a                       packet describing our class optional Honors Option. Please look over this together.
               For Next Week: Agenda/ No change. Be prepared for next weeks Vocabulary Quiz 5/6.
            Collected:  Writing: Essay Introduction
            In Class: Students took Vocabulary Quiz 3/4. Took Class Notes on Verbs Chapter 4 .
                           Grammar Test on Nouns/Pronouns, Gr. Ex 3.19, and Writing /Good Paragraph were all returned to student.
            For Next Week: No Tests or Quizzes! Follow Agenda/ No Changes. Writing: Personal Experience will be due!
            Collected: Grammar Exercises 3.19
            In Class: Students took a Grammar Test on Nouns/ Pronouns.
            In groups worked on a “Pronoun Chart” activity.
            Took notes on proper writing for an Essay Introduction. Students were given their Essay Topic.
            For Next Week: Be ready for Vocabulary Quiz 3/4!  Writing: Essay Introductions are due! Follow Agenda
             Collected: Grammar Exercises 2.12 and writing assignment : Inspirational Paragraph 
             In Class: Students took Vocabulary Quiz 1/2.
             Did a worksheet to review Sentence Fragments and Run-ons.
             Discussed and took notes on Nouns and Pronouns.
             For Next Week: Be prepared for Grammar Test Chapters 2 & 3 Nouns/ Pronouns.
             Follow Agenda {no changes}
8/22/19: CollectedGrammar Exercises 1:13 for a grade.
              In Class:  * Did a Vocabulary Review worksheet to prepare for next weeks Vocab Quiz
                               * Completed the notes on Formal vs. Informal Writing
                                *Took a Grammar test on chapter 1: Sentences
              For Next Week:* Be prepared for Vocabulary Quiz 1 & 2
                                        *Follow Agenda {No Changes} as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
8/15/19: Collected for a Grade: Checked Syllabus for parent signature.
              In Class: Took Grammar notes on Chapter 1 : Sentences
                             students were given a Formal/ Informal Writing packet
              For Next Week: Be ready for Grammar Test on Chapter 1/ Sentences
              Agenda: Note Change: Omit this weeks essay “Answer”. Replace this assignment with completing writing packet
                            Formal/ Informal Sentences and bring it with you next week.
                     Follow Agenda as always for all other assignments and weekly work.
We had a wonderful first day at Faith Tutorial! All class procedures, rules, and policies were introduced this morning. Agendas were passed out to students and discussed in detail. We collected the paper packets that students were asked to bring as part of their supply list. The required curriculum/ books were also checked for a grade. Please have parents review and sign the class Syllabus with them back next week. Follow your Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.

Before 8/8 – ***Respond to prompt in paragraph form: -What qualities make a good learner? What strategies will make you successful in class this year?

LA9 Fall Semester Agenda 2019 –  This is the basic outline for your fall 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 19-20  – 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 Class Schedule 19-20 – 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.