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. To find out more about our new addition, please read here: LA Assistant Bio.

Important Dates:

*RIFA Outreach-“Cans for Credit”–Final Tally Coming Soon!

*October 29–ORANGE You Glad Jesus Loves You (Wear your orange or your favorite FAITH t-shirt!)

*October 29–Class “Party” (COVID-Style)–please bring the individually wrapped goodies for which you signed up!

10/22:
Collected:
*Nothing

Returned:
*Vocab Quiz 9/10

In Class:
*BellRinger –Vocab Review
*Vocabulary Quiz 9/10
*Grammar Test 6/7
*Discussed Essay assignment, reviewed topics (will be selected from Common App essay questions), and essay outline how-to’s
*Class “Party”, 10/29–COVID-style!
*Weekly Work/Agenda Changes (See below!)

Weekly Work:
*Agenda Change:  No p.225 Writing assignment
*Essay Outline due 10/29

 

10/15:
Collected:
*Nothing!

Returned:
*Letters to the Editor
*Verb Agreement packet
*Vocab Quiz 7-8

In Class:
*BellRinger–Transitive/Intransitive Verbs
*Finished notes over Verb Use & Pronoun Reference
*Weekly Work–Agenda Change (see below)
*Helpful study hints for upcoming Vocab Quiz and Grammar Test

Weekly Work:
*No Essay Planning work this week!
*Study for Vocab Quiz 9-10 & Grammar Test Chapters 6-7
*Sign up for Fall Football Fest!

10/1:
Collected:
*RIFA Cans for Credit!
*Verb Agreement Packet

Returned:
*Vocab Quiz 5/6
*Grammar Test

In Class:
*Vocab Quiz 7/8
*Notes over Chapter 7 (Grammar)
*Verb Agreement Packet
*Weekly Work

Weekly Work:
*Do Chapter 7 Grammar Exercises
*Read Chapter 8 and do In Summaries
*Begin thinking about Essay Writing plan

*Happy Fall Break!*

 

9/24:
Collected:
*Letter to the Editor assignment
*Honors Option Letter of Intent

Returned:
*Grammar Exercise 4.6
*Gerund & Infinitive Review
*Folktale

In Class:
*Vocab Quiz 5/6
*Grammar Test
*Weekly Work:  Agenda Change & Alerts
*Notes Packet (Agreement)
*RIFA Outreach–Cans for Credit

Weekly Work–Agenda Changes:
*No Grammar exercises this week!
*No writing assignment as noted on the agenda
*Read Chapter 7 in Grammar Text
*Read notes packet and complete packet exercises

 

9/17:
Collected:
*Grammar Exercise 4.6
*BellRinger Activity–Gerund & Infinitive Review

Returned:
*Vocab Quiz 3/4
*Sentence Pattern worksheet
*Grammar Test

Discussed/Learned:
*Honors Option 10-12 info (handouts & conversation)
*Writing & Grammar Lesson:  Letter to the Editor (p.110–with handouts)
*Respectful conversation and the power of words
*Group activity using local issue article, divided students into randomly chosen groups, assigned groups to address article issue (pro/con), and brainstorm response, given the assigned perspective
*Weekly Work:  Agenda Change (see below)

Weekly Work: Agenda Change
*No Grammar Exercises this week!
*Study for Vocab Quiz (chapters 5/6) and Grammar Test
*Writing Assignment Due 9/24 (Letter to the Editor), *Submit In-Class*

 

9/10:
Collected:
*Nothing was collected today.

Returned:
*Nothing was returned today.

Discussed/Completed:
*Bellringer for Vocabulary Quiz
*Notes over Chapter 4 (Phrases)
*Vocab Quiz 3/4
*Grammar Test

Weekly Work–Agenda Change:
*Letter to the Editor assignment will be done in class!

9/3:
Collected:
*Grammar Exercise 3.1
*Folk Tale

Returned/Graded:
*Vocab Quiz, Chapters 1-2
*Grammar Test

Completed/Discussed:
*Reviewed sentence patterns including a sidewalk chalk review
*Weekly Work/Agenda changes (see below)

Weekly Work:
*This week’s writing assignment has been postponed
*Next week’s Grammar Test is on chapter 3 (Sentences) ONLY!
*Vocab Quiz, Chapters 3 & 4 (no changes there)

8/27:
Collected:
*None

Returned/Graded:
*None

Completed/Discussed:
*Folktale Writing Assignment:
A great resource to help with writing your folktale: http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/folktalewshop_index.htm
*Grammar Test: Chapter 2 (Parts of Speech)
*VQ 1/2

Weekly Work:
*Follow agenda

8/20:
Collected:
*Curriculum (for those who didn’t have it last week)
*Signed Course Policy forms
*Ch 2 Grammar Exercise 2.3

Returned/Graded:
*”What book would you re-read” writing prompt
*Grammar Exercise 2.3

Discussed:
*Chapter 2 Grammar Test
*Played a parts-of-speech review game of Scattergories
*Reviewed sentence types

Weekly Work:
*Follow agenda (no in-class essay next week!)
*Grammar Test–Chapter 2

8/13:

*Collected:

  • Signed Course Policy Sheets
  • Supplies/Curriculum (if you didn’t have all of your curriculum today, please show it to Mrs. Tracie next week!)
  • “Favorite Book to Re-Read” paragraph prompt

*Discussed:

  • Class policies and procedures
  • New COVID protocols
  • Semester agenda and weekly work
  • Took notes over Chapter 2 (Parts of Speech)

*Weekly Work:

  • Follow agenda (no changes)

 

Before Class on 8/13:

  1. Read Grammar Chapter 2
  2. Write all Grammar Ch. 2 In Summary sections and place in grammar section of notebook
  3. Bring books (grammar, easy writer, and vocabulary) to class for a grade
  4. Print course policy linked below. Sign and place in your notebook to turn in on the first day.
  5. Answer Writing prompt in paragraph form:
    What is one of your favorite books that you could read over and over again? Why?
LA10-12 FAll Semester Agenda 2020 – This is the basic outline for your spring 2020 semester in LA10-12. This will allow you to be organized and prepared each week and give you a plan for your work at home.
Academic Calendar 20-21 – current calendar for the school year

Language Arts 10-12 20-21 – Supply List: 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 Course Policy –  please read and familiarize yourself with these policies before the first class.

Secondary Class Schedule 20-21 – times and days that each class meets.

If you have any questions, you can email the instructor at uuangel@yahoo.com. Please give 24 hours for a response.