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:

January 28 – Research Paper Workshop at Union University (see previous email and RSVP)

1/14:
*Collected:
-Unit 2: Literature Questions

*Returned:
-Body Paragraphs for Essays

*In Class:
-Wksht: Theme – Shame (students had a wonderful discussion and shared willingly for this exercise)
-Discussed Literature book page 21, focusing on humor and dialect from Mark Twain
-Completed worksheet/notes over characterization from the novel
-Distributed research paper packets. Topics are due on January 28.

***Agenda Change: Symbol Project
-students need to select a symbol for themselves and create it (draw, design, craft, make, etc.) and provide an explanation as to why that item represents them.

1/7:
*Collected:
-Unit 1: Literature Questions

*Returned:
-Mid-Term (per Mrs. Amy’s pre-Christmas e-mail)
-Vocabulary Sentences (with comments)
-Letter to the Editor
-Unit 1: Literature Questions

*In Class:
-Discussed new agenda, homework pass, and weekly work format
-Essay Portfolio: Mrs. Amy will pass back rough drafts on 1/14, discuss requirements, and distribute grading rubrics
-Proper format for Literature Unit questions
-BellRinger:  Author Bio (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
-“The Scarlet Letter” intro, discussion of setting, characters, and theme

12/17:
Students completed their grammar semester midterms and enjoyed a little Christmas food and gifts.
***Please see important email about midterm grades.***
Thanks for a great semester! Have a Merry Christmas and wonderful holiday break.

12/10:
*Collected:
-Vocabulary Sentences Lessons 1-16

*Returned:
-Grammar Test: Punctuation

*In Class:
-Took VQ 15/16
-Discussed midterm modifications which will be open notebook (organize in-summaries, notes, past tests) and grammar book
-Read aloud the short Christmas story: “The Gift of the Magi”
-Watched a short film of the story
Weekly Work:  Organize materials for midterm and study because it will be timed. Bring food items and gifts for our Christmas party! See previous email for specific details.

****Special note: Mrs. Tracie is quarantined from exposure for the remainder of the semester so please be patient with email responses, returned grades, makeup work, midterms, and progress reports. We need lots of grace! 🙂

12/3:
Collected:
*Grammar Exercise 13.8
*Body Paragraphs
*Punctuation worksheet

Returned:
*Letter to the Editor #2
*Grammar Test (11/19)
*Vocab Quiz 13/14
*Grammar Exercise 12.11
*Punctuation worksheet

In Class:
*BellRinger–Grammar Review worksheet
*Grammar Test–Punctuation
*Notes over Essay Conclusion
*Mid-Term preparation
*Christmas Party details (e-mail coming soon!)
*Weekly Work:  Agenda Changes

Weekly Work:
*Agenda Change:  No Writing due next week–Writing Portfolio will be due after the New Year (date TBA)
*Agenda Change: Submit 5-paragraph essay draft (MUST include Introduction, Body Paragraphs, and Conclusion) due 12/17
*Otherwise–follow agenda

LA10-12 2021 Spring Semester Agenda – This is the basic outline for your spring 2021 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. Copies will be provided for students.
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.