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 classroom assistant, please read here: About Mrs. Tracie.

Important Dates/Announcements:

*October 23: Football Fall Fest (check your email for more details)

*October 28: Wear your favorite orange t-shirt to celebrate “Orange You Glad Jesus Loves You” Day and Fall Party (sign-up sheet available on 10/21 in class)

10/21:
Collected:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 10

Returned:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 9

In Class:
*BellRinger:  Study for VQ!
*Vocabulary: Lessons 9-10 quiz
*Grammar: Lecture and discussion over Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement
*Weekly Work–Agenda Change

Weekly Work–Agenda Changes:
*There is no writing assignment for this week
*The students voted to complete both sets of Vocabulary Sentences (Lessons 11-12), and take the Vocabulary Quiz 11-12 on 10/28

 

10/14:
Collected:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 9
*Grammar Exercise 6.8

Returned:
*Grammar Exercise 6.8
*Vocabulary Lesson 7

In Class:
Bellringer:  Wksht #118 – reviewed parts of speech
Grammar:  Reviewed notes over verb use including tense, mood, voice
Grammar:  Test chapters 5,6

9/30:

We ran out of time in class today to go over the grammar notes that students will need for chapter 6 so I am attaching the PPT notes below:

Verb Use – Tense Mood and Voice

Collected:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 7

Returned:
*Paragraph Puzzle
*Grammar Test
*Vocabulary Quiz, Lessons 7-8

In Class:
Bellringer:  Everyday Edits w/proofreader’s guide/Study for Vocab Quiz
Vocabulary:  Quiz
Grammar:  See PPT notes/link above
Writing:  E-mail Etiquette Extra (Real-life examples)
Writing:  Notes over Thesis Statement, group work on crafting thesis statements

*Note to Parents: We collected Lesson 7 Vocabulary Sentences only–feel free to check and grade Lesson 8 Vocabulary Sentences at home, over Fall Break.

9/23:

Collected:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 6
*Paragraph Puzzle

Returned:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lessons 5-6
*Vocabulary Quiz, Lessons 5-6

In Class:
Bellringer:  Study!
Grammar:  Test
Vocabulary: Quiz, Lessons 5-6
Writing Workshop:  Discussion of claims and thesis statements in argumentative writing
*see Weekly Work for Agenda change*

Weekly Work–Agenda Change:
*There is a writing assignment this week.  Students received a Sample Thesis Statement handout in class.  Please complete for our 9/30 class.


9/16:

Collected:
*Vocab Sentences, Lesson 5
*Grammar Exercise, 4.10
*Honors Option application packets

Returned:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 4
*Grammar Exercise, 4.10
*Grammar Test, Chapter 2

In Class:
*BellRinger: Phrases and Clauses
*Grammar: Phrases and Clauses review; Verb Tenses (Bubble notes and worksheet)
*Writing Workshop:  Argumentative Writing.  Using a Paragraph Puzzle, students arranged and color-coded sentence/paragraph strands and color coded accordingly.
*see Weekly Work for Agenda change

Weekly Work–Agenda Change:
*Students will complete Paragraph Puzzle at home, and turn in on 9/23.*

9/9:

Collected:
*Grammar Exercise, 3.7
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 4

Returned:
*Chapter 1, Grammar Test
*Vocabulary Quiz, Lessons 3-4
*Grammar Exercise, 3.7

In Class:
*Vocabulary:  Vocabulary Quiz, Lessons 3-4
*Grammar: Grammar Test
*Grammar:  Notes over sentence patterns and types, reinforced with a lively game of Trash-ket-ball
*Writing:  see Weekly Work for Agenda change

Weekly Work:
*Our Argumentative Writing discussion will take place next week as we ran out of time in class!  Students will have worksheet notes over Elements and begin a draft of “Please Can I Have…” on 9/16.

 

9/2:

Collected:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 3
*Grammar Exercise, 2.5
*Grammar Test (Take-Home)

Returned:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lessons 2 & 3
*Grammar Exercise, 2.5

In Class:
*BellRinger:  Sentence Pattern Review worksheet
*Grammar: Sentence Pattern Review
*Writing:  Writing Workshop:  Introduction to Argumentative Writing; example prompts, facets of argumentation, etc.
*Honors Option:  Mrs. Tracie shared information about the LA10-11 Honors Option, and the new application process. Interested students picked up application packets.  Completed application packets are due on or before September 16–see parent e-mail for details.

Weekly Work:
*Follow the agenda

*PPT Notes for Phrases: Grammar – Phrase PPT
-Feel free to use these to help complete your chapter exercises this week since we ran out of class time to review these together. Please make note of any questions you have and we will review in class together next week. 

8/26:
Collected:  
*Grammar Exercise, 1.10
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 2

Returned:
*Vocabulary Sentences, Lesson 1
*First Day Writing Prompt (Lunch with 3 persons, living or dead, and why)
*Grammar Exercise, 1.10
*E-mail Etiquette assignment (with grade rubric and comments)

In Class:
*BellRinger:  Study for Vocabulary Quiz
*Vocabulary:  Quiz, Lessons 1-2
*Writing:  Mrs. Tracie returned E-Mail etiquette assignment with grade rubric (and comments)
*Grammar:  Sentence Patterns review worksheet and discussion
*Grammar:  Began Grammar Test–see Weekly Work for Agenda change

Weekly Work:
*For Chapter 1 Grammar Test, students may finish the test at home and submit completed test next week (9/2)

8/19:

Collected:
*Grammar Exercise 1.4
*Vocab Sentences, Lesson 1
*Signed Course Policy form
*Bellringer:  Student Profile form

Returned:
*Grammar Exercise 1.4

In Class:
*Bellringer:  Student Profile form
*Grammar:  Finished notes over Chapter 1: Parts of Speech (POS); students completed an interactive POS review, rotating through POS Q&A stations
*Writing:  E-mail Etiquette Workshop, via PowerPoint presentation; discussion of basic e-mail communication principles; worksheet provided to evaluate content, format, etc., of e-mails.

Weekly Work:
*Follow the agenda–Study for 8/26 Grammar Test (Chapter 1) and 8/26 Vocab Quiz (Lessons 1-2)

8/12:

Collected:
*Signed Course Policy form
*Writing prompt:  Name 3 people, living or dead, that you’d like to have lunch with and tell us why you chose those 3

In Class:
*Class icebreaker
*Reviewed course policies and content, agenda, and did a sample “weekly work” planner
*Curriculum check
*Notes over Chapter 1: Parts of Speech

Weekly Work:
*Follow the agenda 

Academic Calendar 21-22 – school calendar

Language Arts 10-12 Curriculum 21-22– 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.

Secondary Language Arts Course Policy – please read and familiarize yourself with our class policies before the year begins. Print and sign the last page for the first day of class. Keep the policy sheets in your binder for quick reference.

Faith Tutorial Secondary Schedule 21-22 – times and days that each class meets.

LA10-12 Fall Semester Agenda 2021–  This is the basic outline for your fall 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.

If you have any questions, you can email the instructor at uuangel@yahoo.com or the assistant at tracie.barnard@gmail.com. Please allow 24 hours for a response.