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:

*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 { 648 Boone Lane Jackson, T.N. 38301}  $3

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

  • Prepare for January 2020 by ordering Spring curriculum now!!!
  • Bring a minimum of $10 for St. Jude by November 21st for a free Homework Pass/ Grade Swap
Weekly Work: 
              Collected: N/A
              In Class: *Returned last week’s Vocab Quiz
                              *Reviewed Misplaced Modifiers Worksheet
                              * Students were given a review packet for next weeks Vocabulary Quiz
                              *Took a Grammar Test in class
              For Next Week: Vocabulary Quiz 11/12!
                                       {Change} No Essay is Due! Follow Agenda as always
     Collected:  Rough Draft of Full Writing Essay
     In Class:  *Took Vocabulary Quiz Lesson 9 & 10
*Worksheet on Dependent Clauses
                             * Class Notes on Misplaced Modifiers
                             * Did a graded Misplaced Modifiers Worksheet
For Next Week: Gr. Test Chapter  9! Be prepared!
  Note: Agenda Change ! Vocab Quiz 11/12 is now on November 21st!
              Collected:  Grammar Exercises 8.2
              In Class:   *Took Grammar Test 7/8
                               *Body Paragraph’s were returned.
                               *Took Class Notes on Writing an Essay Conclusion
                               *Enjoyed Food & Fellowship with a Fall Class Party!
       For Next Week:  Rough Draft, typed, full & completed, {5 Paragraph} Writing Essay will be due!
                                 Vocabulary Quiz 9/10: Study Hard!
             Collected: N/A
             In Class:  Grammar Tests and Vocabulary Quizzes were given back.
                             Took Notes on Pronoun Usage
                             Did an in class activity with a partner using magazines/ newspapers for Pronoun Usage.
    For Next Week: Bring your food item for our in class Fall Party! Wear the color orange to Faith!
                             Chapters 7/8 Grammar Test!
                             Note: Changes/ No Writing will be due next week! {No Conclusions}
                             Vocabulary Quiz has been moved to November 7th!
             Collected: Writing: Body Paragraphs
             In Class: Students took 2 lengthy exams during class. Vocabulary Quiz 7/8, & a Grammar Test.
             For Next Week: Please follow Agenda as always. No Tests or Quizzes next week.
            Collected: n/a. Returned: Grammar Tests, Vocabulary Test, and Writing Introductions.
            In Class: Took Notes on Chapter 6 Verbs, Did in class activity with Pronouns/ Agreements,
            Took notes on writing a Body Paragraphs.
            For Next Week: *Fall Break! Class resumes October 17th! Follow Agenda as always.
            *Be ready for Grammar Test & Vocabulary Test when we resume. {note card is allowed} .
             Writing Due: revised Introduction and {3} Body Paragraph!
9/26/19: Collected: Optional Honors Contracts, Metaphor Poems 
In Class:
Took Vocabulary Quiz 5/6. Took Class notes on Chapter 5: Agreement 
For Next Week:
No Tests or Quizzes! Follow Agenda,  Omit Writing Assignment: “Eye Witness Report”.
For the 2 tests on October 17th, a 3*5 Note card with handwritten notes may be used!
             Collected: Grammar Exercises 4.10
             In Class:  Students took Grammar Test Phrases/ Clauses.
             For Next Week: Be ready for Vocabulary Quiz 5/6 and writing assignment: Prose Poem. {No Agenda Changes}
           Collected: Writing:  Essay Introduction.
           In Class: Took Vocabulary Quiz 3/4. The optional Honors Packet was also given out and discussed for those who choose the              honors option. Class notes were given on Clauses Chapter 4. We reviewed Verbal’s and played a review game.
           For Next Week: No Agenda Changes. Be prepared for Grammar Test Phrases/ Clauses.
          Collected: Writing: Personal Letters
          In Class: Last weeks Grammar Test & Vocabulary Quiz were returned.
          Note: You always have the option to re -take tests at home for a  new grade given by your homeschool instructor. 
          Students took notes on Writing a Proper Essay & notes on Phrases/ Ch.3.
          Students were given an essay topic for writing assignment.
          For Next Week: Writing: Essay Introductions will be due! Be ready for next week’s Vocabulary Quiz 3/4. Follow Agenda as is.
           Collected: N/A
           In Class: Students took 2 exams today. Vocabulary Quiz 1/2 and Grammar Test Chapters 1/2.
           Worked on Writing Assignment: Personal Letter {Please finish this at home if needed}.
           For Next Week: Please follow Agenda {no changes}
Collected: *Grammar Exercise 2.4 for a grade. 
                  *Formal vs Informal writing packet
 In Class:  *Did a Vocabulary Review Sheet to prepare for upcoming quiz
                  *Completed notes on Informal vs. Formal Writing 
                  * Worked in small groups doing a Parts of Speech poster for a class presentation.
For Next Week: Be prepared for 2 important tests! Chapter 1 & 2 Grammar and Vocabulary Quiz 1 & 2
Agenda: CHANGE: Omit the writing assignment (Response to Literature, page 81) for this week. We did not have enough time to discuss in class.
                *Follow as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
8/15/19: Collected: Checked Syllabus for parent signatures and a Curriculum Check.
              In Class: Students took notes on Chapter 2: Sentences.
                      Students were given a packet “Formal & Informal“. They are to complete this packet at home for weekly work and return.
              Agenda: Follow as always for all questions and assignments. Omit assignment Personal Letter at this time.
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?

LA10-12 Fall Semester Agenda 2019 – This is the basic outline for your fall 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 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.

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