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:

5/16   School Day for Faith Tutorial at the Jackson Generals Ballpark (game 12 pm)

Register soon at the Faith office

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

5/26- Final Progress Reports will be emailed to parents no later then May 26

-Works Cited Page:
-In Text Citations:
-Sample Paper:
Reminders: 1) 4 full pages of writing required, 2) title page and citation page needed, 3) 10 required in-text citations, 4) 5 sources used, one must be a book
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 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!
Mrs. Amy & Mrs. Jill

5/10/18: This morning we started our day working on a Symbolism Project. We defined and discussed symbolism and selected symbols specifically from our Night novel. We created a title, picture and provided an explanation and symbolic phrase for each one. The students also turned in their Night Novel Chapter Review sheets for a grade this morning.
    Next week is our last class and final exam. The students received a very detailed study guide to fully prepare them for the test. We spent class time working with partners on this study guide review sheet. The sheet is to be completed at home as part of their weekly work.
Note: The completed study guide must be brought back next week because it will count as 10 points toward the final exam grade! I know we can end the school year strong! Study Hard!
Please note below the Party Sign up sheet: We look forward to a great party and the end of a wonderful school year.
Class Party :
Mrs. Jill/ Pizza Dip      Mrs. Amy/ Breakfast Casserole
Chandler: cupcakes              Catherine: Buffalo chicken dip      Wesley: cookies
Michael:  Root Beer               Nate: crab dip             Jacob: chips
Caroline   Sweet Tea             Katie: cookies               Joseph: brownies
Olivia: fruit                  Grant: Dr. Pepper            Anna: Plates/Napkins
Adelaide: Doritos              Emma: pretzels           Regan: Sprite
Brennan: chips           Samul: cups
5/3/18: The students turned in Study Questions Unit 8 this morning for a completion grade. They have already been returned back to your child. We also collected the Conflict Worksheet for another grade as well. 
During our class discussion we worked on a “Figurative Language” worksheet assignment with partners. This worksheet was also collected for a grade. Next we began another assignment {Night Review} that students will continue working on at home this week as part of their weekly work. As demonstrated on the worksheet, for each chapter of the Night book a chapter title name should be created. It should also include examples from each chapter written in a chart format.
Note: Please omit the assignment on the agenda,  Literary Analysis. It is no longer due!
   It is getting close to final exam time! Next week students will receive a very detailed study guide providing them with all the information needed to be fully prepared for the final exam on May 17th.
We will spend time working on the review sheet in class next week immediately upon receiving it. Please be sure to have your all books and all past assignments with you!  Please follow the Agenda as always for all other questions, classwork, and assignments.  Have a great week!
4/26: The students turned in the final draft of their Research Papers this morning. I look forward to reading their best work and will have the papers graded and returned as soon as possible. We also collected Study Questions Unit 8 for a completion  grade and they have already been given back to your child. During class we listened to an audio version of Chapter 1/ David Copperfield. The students broke off into groups and worked together on the Night Novel Conflict Essay. They were asked to discuss in groups at least one conflict between various characters from each chapter. For next week, please follow the Agenda as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments. 
We are winding down to the last few weeks of school. Lets finish this wonderful school year strong!
4/19/18: This morning we collected Unit 7/ part 2 Study Questions for a completion grade from the students. 
      We practiced our oral reading skills during our class discussion with a story written by Charles Dickens from our Literature Books, “David Copperfield”. {pg. 399}
   From our Night novel, we discussed several characters in detail and took another look at our character sheets. Please be sure the character sheets are completed!
The students also received 2 more worksheets {Vocabulary & Conflicts} related to our novel. Note: The Conflict worksheet will be done together in class next week! Please work on the others at home as part of your weekly work. 
Follow the Agenda as always for all other questions, classwork, and assignments.
Note: The final draft of your Research Paper is due next week April 26th! It should be in a 3 pronged folder! In order: title page, revised outline, final draft of research paper, works cited page, and first draft of research paper. Also need to place the grading packet inside to turn in.
4/12/18: We enjoyed seeing several of our honors students make their presentations in class this morning! They did a wonderful job!
   We read and discussed the story “The Sire de Maletroit’s Door”, written by Robert Lewis Stevenson from our English Literature books. {page 365} The students also received a new vocabulary sheet for our Night novel.
In addition, they received a 4 page character packet for the Night novel as well.
      Note: Please fill in chapters 1-4 this week from the character packet you received as additional classwork!
  We have no study questions for this week. Be thinking and working on your revised Research Paper!
  Follow the Agenda as always for all other questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a great week!
4/5/18: We had a wonderful and productive morning in Language Arts! Literature Questions Unit 7 were checked for a completion grade. The students worked hard on their novel tests this morning for Jekyll & Hyde. Tests will be graded and given back next class period.
    We will be starting our new novel  Night: by Elie Weisel next week in class. Please be sure to bring all new materials with you. A vocabulary list and study questions set #1 for the Night novel was handed out this morning and is to be completed at home for a grade. During our class discussion, we looked at page 294 from our Literature Books, “Ivanhoe & Rebecca”. 
   Note: We have decided to push back the due date of the Research Project. The final copy of the Research Project will now be due on April 26th! Please follow the Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a wonderful week! 
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, Jekyll and Hyde. We will have a novel test next week. Please be prepared! We did spend some time reviewing for the test in class. I assigned a new assignment this week for them to complete at home and turn in, Jekyll and Hyde Formula. They have been given all the information they need to complete the assignment for next class.
Note: To allow more time to work on your Research Papers, I have omitted the assignment Jekyll and Hyde Paper from the Agenda. 
 Please follow the Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a great week! 
3/22/18: The students turned in Study Questions Unit 6 this morning for a grade and they have already been returned. We also completed a Novel Letter assignment in class.
  The students broke into small groups this morning to summarize a piece from their Literature Books. 
(The Rime of Ancient Mariner).
    * The first draft of the Research Paper is due next week! I look forward to reading your best work.
We will spend some class time next week reviewing for our upcoming novel test for Jekyll and Hyde.
Next week the class will celebrate with an Easter Party. Please note below what your child has committed to bringing. Please follow the Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
* Note: A Novel Storyboard will also now be due next week. This should look similar to an old fashion movie slide.
You will be using the Jekyll and Hyde story and create it into pictures with a storyboard {6 frames}. 
Be colorful and creative! 
3/8/18: The students turned in their Research Paper Outlines in class this morning. During our class discussion, we spoke about several chapters from our novel, Jekyll & Hyde. The new set of study questions were given to the students to work on at home. In class we worked on a new writing assignment, ” Scene Rewrite”  with a partner.
The students looked at any section/ chapter of the Jekyll & Hyde novel. They then rewrote a new ending to that specific scene. The new ending had a different mood and expressed new emotions. We freely used new descriptions, words, and verbs to create a new feel. The  “Scene Rewrite” assignment was collected  for a grade. 
We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Spring Break next week spent with family and friends!
Please follow the Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
3/1: We did our best to stay dry on this very wet and rainy morning!
     The students worked on the Character Sketch assignment {pg. 162} in small groups during class time and shared their sketches. They were collected for a grade.
 The new study packets for Jekyll & Hyde were passed out this morning to the students. We took a look at the packets and discussed some of the questions.
Please follow your Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
* Important reminder: The research paper outlines are due next week/ March 8th!
We reviewed the proper format during our class time. I look forward to seeing your best work.
    Please follow the Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments.
2/22:  ***Union Writing Workshop Attendees: check your email for details!
Students turned in Unit 5 Study Questions for a weekly grade. We checked off the  Research Paper: Thesis  for completion this morning in class. Note: On March 8th the Research Paper : Outline will be due! 
Research Paper – Outline (we will look at in class too but this can give you a starting point before then)
During this morning’s discussion we looked at page 83 of our Literature Books, ” The Authors Resolution in a Sonnet”. After reading this story in class, the students were asked to create their own sonnet in a Couplet format. We later shared them  and collected them for a grade. For next week, please follow the Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments. 
2/15: Students turned in the Hamlet Quotes Worksheet which has been graded and returned. For the research paper, the second set of note cards have been graded so this part of the paper is now complete. Next week, the THESIS STATEMENT is due and should be written on page 9 of the packet. We discussed and practiced writing these aloud – not general, not just the topic. Students spent some focused time writing in their journals about their novel. We then reviewed for the exam as a class, focusing specifically on quotes used. Students then took their major novel exam over Hamlet to conclude class time. These will be graded and returned next week. Weekly work: Follow agenda, study question packets for Dr. Jekyll were passed out to complete. 
2/8:  Students turned in Unit 4 Study Questions for a grade this morning. They have already been returned back to your child. The Research Paper topic and first note cards were checked this morning in class. Next week we will be looking for 15 more! Please be prepared.
    We will be taking our test on Hamlet next week. The Hamlet novel test will include an essay . In class we discussed Act V and did a verbal test review to prepare us for the upcoming test. We also did a word search assignment for Hamlet. The students also started a Hamlet Quotes Worksheet. I ask that you please finish it at home and bring it back next week for a grade.
      Progress Reports will be delayed. Due to the snow we faced a few weeks ago, we are about a week behind. We had several assignments that had to be graded in order for us to catch up from time missed due to the inclement weather. Please know that Mrs. Jill and I working very hard to have those Progress Reports emailed to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience. 
  We will be moving onto our next novel, Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Please be prepared to bring your book with you to class next week.
  Follow the Agenda for any other questions. Have a great week!
1/31: Students turned in the second set of Unit 3 Literature Study Questions for a weekly work grade. These will be graded and returned next week. Students worked on analyzing and understanding The Canterbury Tales. During class, students worked on finishing up reading Hamlet, Act V and answering this packet of study questions. For weekly work, you need to work on page 82-100 in Unit 4. We will spend class time next week reviewing and prepping for your novel test on 2/15.
Makes sure you bring your research packet with you next week for me to check your topic and give you points for your note cards.
Research Paper Note Cards: watch this PowerPoint which teaches you how to format your note cards. You need to have 15 completed for me to check during class next week.Research Paper Note Cards
Progress Reports will be emailed home next week.
1/25:  We are so happy to be back in our school routine after the cold weather! This morning the students turned in their Literature Study Questions Unit 3. They have already been graded and returned. A packet of study questions for our Hamlet novel / act 4 was also given out to work on at home. During class discussion time, we looked at Study Packet Act 2 vocabulary. We broke off into small groups to complete a In class Summary Scenes Chart for Act 3 of Hamlet together.  As we continue of novel, you will be reading and working this week up to Act 4.
   A very detailed  Research information packet was passed out during class.  Note: The students are to choose a Research Paper Topic by next week. I look forward to seeing what interesting topics they choose! Please follow the Agenda this week as always for all questions, classwork, and assignments.  
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 as I hope you have too. 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 for 1/25. Go ahead and complete the items for your novel and literature 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. For research paper: I will go over the packet next week in class, topics will be now be due on 2/1, note card set 1 due on 2/8, and note card set 2 set on 2/15.
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 Literature Study Questions from Unit 2 for a grade this morning. They have already been graded and returned back to your child. We looked at our novel Hamlet in class and enjoyed a nice discussion. We worked on a Character Chart for Hamlet in class. Please finish this chart at home. For next week, you will be reading Act 2 and doing the Study guide Packet. The packet will be given next class, and you will allowed class time to work on it. Be sure to have read ACT 2 before you come to class!  Also be sure to have all your materials with you next week as always!

Note Change: Your Research Packet and the  choosing of your research topic will be postponed a week. {Jan 25th} This will also result in a weeks delay for our note cards. The note card check will actually now be on Feb 1st. Please follow the Agenda for all other questions, classwork, and assignments.

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 estions clearly identified before class begins.
The class began our novel, Hamlet,  during  class and we discussed the authors notes. We even did a fun activity of making a Global Theatre. I hope the students will enjoy reading  this classic in the weeks to come.

LA10-12 2018 Spring Semester Agenda – This is the basic outline for your spring 2018 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. 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 10-12 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.