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:

5/16–  Faith Tutorial School Day at The Jackson Generals Ballpark- (12 pm Game Time)

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5/17 – Last Day, Final Exam (Novel Test) & Class Party!

5/24-  Final Progress Reports  will be emailed to parents no later than May 24th

 

5/17/18:Thank you for blessing us with your children this year at Faith Tutorial! Mrs. Jill and I wanted to say thank you for sharing your sweet children with us. We really appreciated the teacher gifts and kind words we received today from your children.
We had a wonderful last day in Language Arts. The students took their final exams and they have already been graded and returned. The students celebrated the end of the year with a fun party and some delicious food. Thank you to all of those who helped make it a great celebration! Progress Reports will be emailed as soon as possible to parents. For those of you who will with us next year, please be looking for some additional information regarding class requirements and supplies later this summer. We wish you all a safe and wonderful summer vacation!
Love,
Mrs. Amy & Mrs. Jill
5/10/18: We started our day with a Character Scramble Worksheet that helped us review the various novel characters. The students received a very detailed study guide this morning to help them prepare for next weeks final exam. This study guide is all they will need to be fully prepared for the test. We spent class time working on the review sheet with a partner. The sheet needs to be finished at home for weekly work.
Note: They are to bring back these sheets next week because it will be 10 points toward the final exam grade!
Please follow the Agenda as always for all other questions, classwork, and assignments. 
After next weeks final, we will celebrate the end of the year with a class party. Please note below what your child has committed to bringing.
Party Sign Up:
Finger Foods/ Appetizers: Sarah, Hannah, Mrs. Amy /Breakfast Casserole, Mrs. Jill/ Pizza Dip
Sweets: Amy Lovins
Drinks: Nathan, Sarah, Daniel, Gray
Chips/Dip: Avery, Landon
Plates/Napkins: Moses
5/3/18We took our very last Vocabulary Quiz 15/16 this morning in class. It has already been graded and returned back to your child. We also checked the Study Questions for a completion grade this morning in class.
The students worked on a crossword puzzle related to our novel, Great Expectations. We discussed the end of the novel in class discussion tying the storyline and characters together. I really hope everyone enjoyed reading this book!
      We will begin our final exam review next week. All students will receive a detailed review sheet to begin working on in class. It will provide you with all the information you need to be fully prepared for the final exam. Please be sure to bring your books and all past assignments. You will need the materials to complete the final exam review sheet.  
 Please follow the Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a great week!
4/26/18: The students turned in their Great Expectations Quote projects to me this morning. During class we discussed several Chapters in detail from our novel. The students also received the last set of Great Expectations study questions. We took a close look and discussed the various conflicts that are happening between the characters in the novel. 
    For next week, please follow your Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
Be prepared for your last Vocabulary Quiz 15/16! We are really winding down to the end of the school year. Lets finish strong! Be looking for a class party sign up sheet and be thinking about what you would like to bring to help us all celebrate the end of a wonderful year. Have a great week!
4/19/18: This morning we collected Unit 14 Study Questions for a completion grade. We also took Vocabulary Quiz 13/14 which has already been graded and returned back to your child. During our class discussion we read aloud from our Literature Books, “Wooden Horse” {page 376}.
    We also spent some class time discussing last week’s quote worksheet in ore detail. These quotes should help you tremendously with next weeks quote assignment. {Due 4/26} When doing the quote assignment please pay extra attention to your format!
*Note: Doing some extra quotes will allow the possibility of extra credit on this assignment. 
Please follow your Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a wonderful week!
4/12/18: We collected the Diamond Poetry writing assignment this morning in class. It has already been graded and returned. During our class discussion we spoke about our novel in detail, Great Expectations. After our discussion and chapter review, we took a pop quiz in class on the novel {chapters 27-33}. They pop quizzes have also already been graded and returned back to your child. During today’s class time the students broke off into small groups to work together on a novel Quotes Project.
     For this week, please follow the Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
Reminder: Be working on your quotes project! Due April 26th! Have a great week!
4/5/18: We had a great day in Language Arts 9! Unit 12 part 2 Study Question’s were collected this morning for a completion grade and have already been returned. The students took Vocabulary Quiz 11/12 this morning in class and it was also graded and returned.
    During our class time, we did an exercise with a Fable activity. Various fables were read, and then students were asked to put the fable into their own words and thoughts. We collected the Fable sheets at the end of class.
Note: An additional writing assignment will be worked on this week at home. On your Agenda it is listed as a “Great Expectations Diamond Poetry”. The students were given a worksheet this morning that fully explains this assignment in detail. Please follow the instructions on the worksheet and turn in this writing assignment next week.
Please follow the Agenda as always for all other questions, classwork, and assignments. 
3/29/18: We enjoyed celebrating Easter together with a fun class party! Thank you to everyone who participated and brought such wonderful treats to share. Progress Reports were emailed out this morning to parents. Please be sure to keep a copy for your records and let us know if you have any questions. In class we discussed our novel Great Expectations. The students turned in Study Questions Unit 12 for a grade. They received a new assignment, Great Expectations Quotes, that will be due on April 26th. They have been given all the information they need. Please follow the Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a great week! 
3/22:   This morning we collected Unit 6 Study Questions for a grade. They have already been returned.
The Seasonal Poem was turned in for a grade this morning as well. We took Vocabulary Quiz 9/10 (open note) this morning in class and it has already been given back to your child.
     During our class discussion, we looked at our novel Great Expectations Chapters 15-19.  The students broke up into groups and did an assignment that was related to the setting, plot, characters and conflicts of the novel.
Next week we will be celebrating the Easter Holiday as a class. Please bring a food item of your choice to share. Follow the Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a great week!
3/8/18: The students turned in their Poem assignment for a grade. We also enjoyed sharing our poems with the class. They will be returned back to you after Spring Break. In class we discussed our novel , Chapters 1-14 in detail. The next set of study questions were given to the students to work on at home.
   We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Spring Break spent with family and friends!
Reminder: When we return we will be taking our next Vocabulary Quiz 9/10. Note: We have added a new writing assignment to the Agenda:
The students should think about a season / month/ time of year. Then in Prose Poem form, create a mood in your writings. Students should use “The 5 Senses ” to clearly create and describe the setting of your poem. 
Please follow the Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
 
3/1: We took our Vocabulary Quiz 7/8 this morning in class. It has already been graded and returned. The Weathering Heights tests were handed back to the students this morning as well.
     In class we took author notes on Charles Dickens and discussed his many accomplishments. We discussed Dickens novel Great Expectations , and handed out the new chapter study guides.
     Our class discussion also included looking at Poems: Sonnets & Limericks { Poems with Patterns}.
*Agenda Note: This week the students will be choosing one of these style poems and writing one of their own as part of their weekly work. Please follow the Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments. 
2/22:  ***Union Writing Workshop Attendees: check your email for details!
This morning the students completed our novel by taking the test for Wuthering Heights. The tests will be graded and returned back next week. We did not collect any Study Questions this morning for our usual weekly grade .
After the test we looked at page 183 / Characterization from our Literature Books. Students then created a character chart that focused on these 4 characters : Gerasim, Yegor, Sharov, & the Elderly Couple.
For next week, please be ready for Vocabulary Quiz 7 & 8!  
*Agenda Change Note: We have no Study Packet to work on this week from our new novel, Great Expectations.
 Please follow the Agenda for all other questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a wonderful week!
2/15: Students turned in Unit 7 Literature Study Questions which have been graded and returned. Students also spent some time writing in their journals about a novel prompt. Students took their Vocabulary Quiz over lessons 5 and 6 which have also been graded and returned. In our literature book, we discussed the poem “Lochnivar”, focusing on the elements of rhythm, meter, rhyme, repetition, stanzas, and couplets. We concluded class by reviewing extensively for our major novel test next week over Wuthering Heights where they were given the essay choice options as well. Study hard this week to be prepared and be successful for this exam! Also, make sure to have our new novel for class next week, Great Expectations. Weekly work: Follow your agenda – no form poem due next week. 
2/8: This morning we collected Unit 6 Study Questions. They have already been graded and returned. The Study Packet for chapters 30-34 was also handed out this morning in class. These need to be completed this week for weekly work. The students took a quiz on our novel, Wuthering Heights during our morning class time. We focused extensively today on point of view and the multiple narrators in your novel. During our class discussion, we also went over the Chapters 14-24 of study questions of our novel. 
       It is time for the 4th Progress Report to be emailed out to parents! Due to the snow, we are about a week behind. We have several things to catch up on before the grades can be sent. Please know that Mrs. Jill and I are working hard to have them ready to send out  to you very soon. For next week,  please follow the Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
Be ready for next week’s Vocabulary Quiz 5& 6.
2/1: Today we collected Unit 5 Literature Study Questions for a weekly work grade. The students took a Vocabulary Quiz over Lessons 3 & 4. Both of these assignments will be graded and returned next week. Students worked on analyzing the poem The Road Not Taken. Students also were given the Study Questions for Chapters 25-29. They need to complete these for weekly work as well as read these chapters in Wuthering Heights. For literature, students need to complete Unit 6. There are no extra writing assignments or quizzes next week. Progress reports will be emailed home next week. 
1/25:  We are so happy to be back in class and into our routines. Today we turned in the Unit 4 Literature Study Questions for a grade. They have already been returned back to your child. The students also took a Vocabulary Quiz on lessons 1 & 2, which has also been returned.
      During class we looked at page 37 from our Literature Books, The Tell- Tale Heart. We did a worksheet {Scavenger Hunt}  related to this classic story. We also discussed our novel Wuthering Heights. The class is  moving right along with this novel. But for this week, please take the time to catch up on the novel Study Questions {chapters 14-24.} Do not go past chapter 24 at this point.     Please be sure to be caught up with your novel readings as well. { through Chapter 23}  Do not read past chapter 23 at this time.
-No essay due this week!
-Vocabulary Quiz over Lessons 3 and 4 this week!
As always please follow the Agenda for all other questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a wonderful week! 
1/18: I will miss seeing you this week in class but I hope you are having “snow” much fun! My family has enjoyed some extra free time and relaxation. However, I am currently on a trip to Washington DC with my husband (which also means I have limited access to all materials and a computer) so just wanted to take a moment to update you on how to proceed for class next week.
Weekly Work:
Just follow the agenda exactly for 1/25 (except for completing the novel SQ since you do not have). Go ahead and complete the items that are due for next week. We will work on both week’s assignments in class as far as notes, worksheets, and activities to stay on track for the semester. Don’t forget that you have your Vocab Quiz Lessons 1 and 2 when we return as well!
Union Writing Workshop Attendees: Please see me on Tuesday to collect your writing for editing and revising before I submit to the contest.

1/11/18: We collected the Literature Study Questions from Unit 2 for a grade. They have already been returned back to your child. In class we worked in pairs on a Character Chart from our novel, Wuthering Heights. We also looked at page 29 from our Literature Books in class. The students worked on a “timed writing” assignment in class from page 29.

For next week, please follow the Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments. Be ready for next weeks Vocabulary Quiz on Lesson 1 & 2! Be sure to bring all books and supplies with you next week and to every class! Note Agenda Change:Your study guide packets will be given to you in class next week. You will be allowed to work on them during class since you do not have them at this time.

1/4/18: Welcome Back! It will be a busy Spring semester and I am counting on each of you to be fully prepared ! The new Agendas were passed out in class this morning. Please follow your Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments  this week. The study guide packets were also passed out this morning. We will begin collecting  the Literature Study questions for a grade each week. Please be sure to have them labeled correctly, with the proper heading and page numbers of the questions clearly identified before class begins.

The class began our novel, Wuthering Heights during  class and we discussed chapters 1-6. I hope the students will enjoy this classic in the weeks to come.

 

LA9 2018 Spring Semester Agenda – This is the basic outline for your spring 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.

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.