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:


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.

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