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:

November 22 – Thanksgiving Break (no class)

Dec 13 – Christmas Party, Midterm Exam, Progress Reports Emailed

January 3 – Classes Resume

  • Be thinking about your curriculum/supplies for the Spring! Check main website under the Registration Tab for requirements.

For 11/15 SNOW DAY:

Hope you guys enjoyed your surprise SNOWvember day! It was so pretty and a great reminder of God’s beauty in creation. In preparation for our next class on 11/29 (after Thanksgiving break), please have prepared:

  1. All chapter 12 grammar exercises completed
  2. Be ready for your VQ 13/14
  3. We will not have our Grammar Test on 11/29 during class
  4. Your letter of gratitude will be turned in 11/29
  5. Honors students: your chapter study questions and your presentation will be due on 11/29 when you return
  6. Class Party: we will just have a party on 12/13 for Christmas now (more info to come)

Let’s finish strong! We can see the semester finish line on the horizon so let’s run the race well.

11/8: We took a Vocabulary Quiz this morning that will graded and returned back soon. The students turned in their Writing Portfolios this morning as well. Next week we will have a fun Fall Party during class. We need everyone’s participation to have a great party! Our class notes were focused on Chapter 12 : Punctuation/ Commas.Please follow the Agenda as always for all questions and assignments. 

Note: {Page 316} Writing a Letter of Gratitude will be due! This should be handwritten and very specific. Please follow the format shown on page 316.

11/1:Happy November! We started our new month with a very rainy and dark morning! The students took a Grammar Test that will be graded and returned back soon.

Progress reports have already been emailed! Please email Mrs.  Jill directly if you have any questions.

Students received their graded Conclusion Essays this morning. For next week, you will turn in your full/ final copy of the essay that will include all previous drafts. Please show me your very best work!

Note: Be ready for next week’s Vocabulary Quiz ! Follow your Agenda for all other questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a wonderful week.

10/25: It was a very wet and cold morning! The students took Vocabulary Quiz 9/10 this morning in class. It will be graded and returned back soon. During our class time, the students practiced labeling sentence types. Our class notes focused on Subject Verb Agreement. Next week Progress Reports will be emailed out to parents. There are no changes to this weeks Agenda or any Writing Assignments due.

*Be ready for next weeks Grammar Test! Have a wonderful week! 

10/18: We enjoyed having the students share their Diamante Poems this morning in class before we collected them for a grade. We spent our class discussion time taking notes on Chapter 8. Next week the students will turn in their first full complete draft of the essay with revised intro and body paragraphs plus their conclusion. I look forward to seeing their best work.

Note: Be ready to take Vocabulary Quiz 9/10 next week! For all other questions, classwork, and assignments, please follow the Agenda.  Have a great week!

10/11: We had a very busy morning in Language Arts ! The students took a Vocabulary Quiz and a Grammar Test. We plan to have those graded and returned back as soon as possible. The revised introduction and body paragraph were collected this morning as well.

Note: For next week, students will do the Poetry Writing Assignment found on page 188.

*Please omit the assignment on page 232: “Writing Response to Literature”.  Have a wonderful week!

10/4: The Preposition Poems were collected this morning from the students as well as the Grammar Exercises 6:5.Vocabulary Quiz 5/6 has been graded and was returned back today. The Introduction Paragraph and PersonalExperience writing assignment were also graded and returned back as well. Chapter 7 Verbal’s were the focus of our class discussion. 

Note: For next week, you are to take the Introduction Paragraph and revise and editit! Several comments were made on everyone’s individual paper to assist you. 

For this assignment,please add 3 body paragraph’s to the revised introduction paragraph !

*Note: Next week is a busy one! We will be taking a Grammar Test on chapters 4,5,6, & 7. In addition, we will also be taking a Vocabulary Quiz 7/8! Please study hard and be prepared. 

  • We have decided to allow one standard 3 x 5 index card (both sides} as a help to you for next weeks Grammar Test! You are to add notes to the card before you come to class. Have a great week!

9/27: We had a wonderful, yet very wet morning showing our team spirit with Jersey Day!

This morning we collected the Introduction Paragraph worksheet and also took Vocabulary Quiz 5/6.  They will both be graded and returned back soon. The students did receive the ” Personal Experience” writing assignment.

For those of you who are still considering the honors option you still have time! Packets can be turned in next week. This mornings class discussion was based on Chapter 6: Interjections, Prepositions, & Conjunctions.

For next week please follow the Agenda as always. We do have a small change to the agenda that the students were made aware of….

** Please omit the Poetry assignment found on page 188!

Instead,  do the Preposition Poetry Assignment worksheet that was given out this morning in class. It should be a minimum of 8 lines. Have a wonderful week!

9/20: All Progress Reports were emailed this morning. Please be sure to save your report after reviewing it. If you have any questions regarding the progress report, please let Mrs. Jill know as soon as possible. {}.

    We collected Grammar Exercises 4.6 and the Personal Experience writing assignment in class this morning. They will be graded and returned back as soon as possible. We discussed Chapter 5 Adjectives and Adverbs and took detailed notes. This year the students have the option to participate in our Honors Option. They received information about this and I strongly encourage you to review it and make a decision together. 

For next week, please be ready for Vocabulary Quiz 5/6! The introduction to your essay is also due next week. The topic is, ” What is your most favorite and inspirational book that you have ever read“? Be sure to provide 3 reasons in your introduction. * Note: Wear your favorite team jersey next week!

Please follow the Agenda as always for all other questions. Have a wonderful week!

9/13: The students took a Vocabulary Quiz this morning in class. They will be graded and returned back soon. During our class discussion we looked at Chapter 4 Verbs. We played a fun game to review the lesson. 

Note: Be looking for an important email from Mrs. Amy that will answer any questions about next weeks assignments. Have a wonderful week! 

9/6: We collected the Grammar Exercises 3.5 this am and they have already been graded and returned back to your child. We spent our class time diving right into our Grammar Test 1,2,& 4! They will be given back as soon as possible. After completing the test students were given the opportunity to work on weekly work and prepare for the following week. As noted to the students, next weeks writing Introduction assignment has been postponedFollow the Agenda for all other assignments and questions

8/30: It was another wonderful and productive morning in Language Arts!We collected Grammar Exercise 2.1 for a grade and they have already been returned. The students also turned in their writing assignment from page 40, Good Paragraphs. The graded Grammar Essay assignment from one of our recent classes was given back to your child in class. The students also took Vocabulary Quiz lesson 1 & 2 in class, and it has also been graded and returned. Today’s class notes and discussion widely  covered the subject of Pronouns.

Note: For next week, please follow your Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments. Be ready for the Grammar Test Chapters 1,2, & 3! Have a great week!

8/23: We had another wonderful morning in Language Arts!  We collected Grammar Exercise 1-13 and it has already been graded and returned to the students.  We took a short quiz today on the various types of sentences.  This quiz has also been graded and returned. Our class discussion was based on Chapter 2 ‘All About Nouns’.

Next week, be ready for your first vocabulary quiz on Lessons 1 and 2. Please follow your agenda as always for all questions and concerns. As stated in the agenda, you have a writing assignment that is found on page 40.  You should choose an inspiring person as your topic for this essay. The essay should be color coded and should have at least 8 complete sentences. The hook should be written in green, the supporting details should be in yellow and the conclusion sentence should be in red.

8/16: We had a very rainy yet productive morning in class today. The final check for class supplies and required textbooks was done this morning for a final grade. A graded check for parent signatures on the syllabus was also done.The students also turned in a writing assignment essay. These essays will be graded and returned back to your child as soon as possible. During our class discussion students took grammar notes on Chapter 1 – Sentences. We also participated in a class activity looking through magazines for different types of sentences.

***Weekly Work:  please follow the agenda for all classwork, questions, and assignments. Note: Be ready for next week’s quiz on Chapter 1! 
8/9: Welcome Students! We had a wonderful first day of Language Arts. We spent the entire class time introducing ourselves and getting acquainted. As a group we took a very close look at our class agenda. Everyone should be clear on how the agenda is read and what is expected from each and every student. We checked all students for the required class supplies and did a curriculum check. This was recorded as their first official grade. In addition, the writing assignment was also collected for a grade.
Students were also given a detailed packet that explains all of our class procedures, policies, and class information. Parents please read over this and sign the packet. If you ever have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. It is going to be a wonderful school year with your precious children! Thank you for sharing them with all of us at Faith Tutorial.
***Optional Honors: I will give a packet and contract to all students after the first few weeks of class. I want them to get in a routine and groove with the regular class schedule before adding extra work and new info. This is all optional but a great opportunity for college, GPA, and applications.

LA9 Fall Semester Agenda 2018 – This is the basic outline for your fall 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.

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 Please give 24 hours for a response.