Amy Vaughan

 Welcome to Language Arts 10-12 Honors Option at FAITH!

Welcome to Language Arts 10-12 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:

Class Easter Party: April 18th

Jackson Generals Game – Monday, April 29

Collected: N/A
Returned: novel Pop Quizzes,  signed packets for Research Paper completion.
In Class: Did Honors Presentation, Acted out To Kill A Mockingbird Trial, Enjoyed a class Easter Party.
For Next Week: No tests or Quizzes.
Final Draft of Research Papers will be due! Please present professionally/ neatly in a 3 pronged folder.
Collected: Analyzing Symbols worksheet, Research Paper 1st full draft, & Unit 11 Study Questions.
In Class:  Took novel Pop Quiz over chapters 1-11.
Read poems from Literature book pages 310,311, 313.      Did a Foreshadowing Worksheet
For Next Week: Follow the Agenda and don’t forget your goodies for our class Easter Party!
Collected: In class Courage Writing Assignment.
In Class: Discussed Symbolism {worksheet} and Symbolism throughout our novel.
Literature Book page 271: Analyzed “Sinner in the Hands”.
For Next week: Follow Agenda
 * First draft of Research Paper is due! (4 pages)
Collected: Nothing
Returned: Character Webs, TKMB Ch.1-3 Worksheet Packet, graded research paper outlines
Class Time: Took notes over MLA Research Paper Writing and Citations, showed a PPT with examples and a new trick to use for Word ;), enjoyed the beautiful day by discussing TKMB outside and completing a point of view worksheet
Weekly Work: Follow agenda, first draft of research paper is DUE April 11, honors presentations are now due April 18
Collected: Research Paper Outline
Returned: Scarlet Letter Novel Test, Authors Notes, and Unit Study Questions
During Class Time: Made characters webs with a partner for each novel character and shared orally
For Next  Week: Enjoy your Spring Break! Follow the Agenda as always. Read novel Chapters 8-11 and complete Study Questions for Literature.
Collected: Lit Unit Study Questions 
During Class: Authors Notes worksheet & To Kill A Mocking Packet {with partners}.
For Next Week: Unit 8 Literature : Read Chapters 4-7 in novel: Outline for Research Paper is Due!
2/28/19: We spent our class time taking our The Scarlet Letter novel Exams. The tests will be graded and returned back as soon as possible. At the end of class we watched a few minutes of a television version of The Scarlet Letter.
       The Thesis for our Research Papers was checked this morning and they have been returned with suggestions/ corrections. Please make note of these for your Research Papers final copy.
Please follow the Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, assignments.  
Note: We do have a change to this weeks Agenda: The Research Paper Outline will now be due on March 14th! Here is a helpful link with outline reminders:Outline guideline
Have a wonderful week!
2/21/19: This morning we checked our second round of Research Paper notecards. The written Research Paper Thesis Statement will be due next week. Unit 6 Study Questions were collected, graded, and have already been returned back to your child. We spent the majority of our class time breaking into groups for an activity that will help us prepare for our novel exams. The Scarlet Letter novel exam is indeed next week. Please be prepared! The exam will have an essay section. Students were given the different essay options during class today so that they may practice/ prepare for that writing section of the exam.
       Please follow the Agenda for all other questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a wonderful week!
2/14/19: Happy Valentines Day ! We had a great morning full of fun and fellowship celebrating our friends with a Valentine class party. The Unit 5 Study Questions were collected this morning for a grade from the students. We did a notecard check for our Research Papers. Note: Another 15 notecards are due and will be checked next week!
In class students created a creative Chapter Story Board {novel chapters 20-24} and turned them in for a grade. Last week’s “What Did You Say” novel quote sheet was also collected this morning.
At this point everyone should have received a Progress Unit. Please contact Mrs. Jill with any progress report questions/ concerns. Follow the Agenda {No Changes this week } as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a great week!
2/7/19: We had another busy morning in Language Arts. We checked / signed packets for each students Research Paper Topic. During class we did a Scarlet Letter novel worksheet Point of View that was taken up for a grade and has already been returned. Students also turned in Unit 5 Study Questions for a completion grade. They have already been returned back to your child. We broke into small groups to work on a Scarlet Letter novel quotation sheet from chapters 16-19, What Did You Say?
         For next week please have your Research Paper Note Cards ready to turn in. I am looking for at least 15 cards. Be sure to also bring your Research Paper packets with you to class.
   We will have a fun Valentines Day party next week during class. We need everyone to contribute so we can have a wonderful party. Please follow your Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
1/31/19: We did our best to stay warm on this very cold morning! Students turned in their Study Questions Unit 4 and they have already been graded and returned. We spent the majority of our class discussion on our novel
The Scarlet Letter. We discussed the themes of sin and guilt throughout the novel. Students also described characters using evidence from the book. 
           Students were given a large Research Packet for the upcoming Research Paper. Our first assignment for next week is to choose a topic from the list provided. This packet should be brought to class each week as well as the Easy Writer handbook. Please bring a package of note cards for next week as we will be going over the note card instruction during class. Please follow the Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
1/24/19: This morning we collected Study Questions part 2/ Unit 3 for a grade and they have already been returned. During our class discussion we looked at our novels chapters 8-11 in detail. For next week, be ready to discuss novel chapters 12-15 and have all work completed.
Note: The Research paper will be discussed and introduced next week. More information to come soon!
Follow your Agenda as always for all other questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a wonderful week! 
1/17/19: This morning we collected Study Questions Unit 3 for a completion grade. They have already been given back to your child. From our Literature books {page 51} we read Cop and the Anthem. We also watched an interesting video based on the story. After that we jumped rightinto or novel The Scarlet Letter and discussed in detail chapters 5-7 in class. For next week please read and be prepared to discuss novel chapters 8-11. 
    We are still not ready to begin our research papers at this point but we will diving into them soon. We do not have any scheduled tests or quizzes to prepare for next week. Please follow your Agenda as always for all other questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a wonderful week!
1/10/19: We had another wonderful morning at Faith Home School Tutorial! We started our day with looking at a survey regarding Ethics. The students first voted on certain ethical scenarios, then shared their opinions verbally and on paper. We then debated with our neighbors, but also listened to their side with an open mind. We collected the Flag Art poetry assignment for a grade from those who did not have the opportunity to turn it in last week. During our class discussion  we read and discussed  from our Literature Books {page 21} The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain.
  Next we took another look at our novel The Scarlet Letter. Students will read novel chapters 5-7 for next week and complete the Study Questions packet. From their Literature Books they should read and complete Short Stories/ Unit 3 {pages 33-55} This will be collected for a grade. At this point don’t worry about a Research Paper topic { just yet!}More details to follow. Please follow your new Agenda for all other questions, classwork, and assignments.
Have a wonderful week!
1/3/19:Welcome Back! We hope you were all able to enjoy a wonderful Christmas Holiday spent with family and friends. Students received their new Agendas listing all their Spring assignments. {Below you will also see it linked to this web site}. Everyone should have all their new materials and class supplies at this time. Please bring them with you each week to class. The students received back their graded Writing Portfolios and their Mid Term Exams. We are so proud of all their hard work!
    During our class discussion, we read aloud The Flag Goes By {page 3} & America For One from their Literature Book. The students then wrote their own poem about “America” in class and turned it in for a grade.
We also took a close look and introduced our new novel, The Scarlet Letter. It is going to be a very interesting read! 
Have a wonderful week and follow your new Agendas for all questions, classwork, and assignments.

LA10-12 Spring Semester Agenda 2019 – This is the basic outline for your spring 2019 semester in LA10-12. This will allow you to plan and be prepared each week and give you a plan for your work at home.

LA10-12 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.

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