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:

February 14 – Progress Reports

February 14 – Valentine Party (sign up in class on 2/7)

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.

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