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:

September 27 – Jersey Day! Wear your favorite team jersey

September 27 – Honors Contracts Due

October 26 – Fall Festival party at Mrs. Ramona’s house

9/20: All Progress Reports were emailed this morning. Please be sure to save your report after reviewing it. If you have any questions regarding the progress report, please let Mrs. Jill know as soon as possible. {Jillybug226@aol.com}.
We collected
Grammar Exercises 5: 10 and the Letter to the Editor writing assignment. They will be graded and returned back as soon as possible. The students took Grammar Test 3 & 4 Phrases & Clauses this am in class and it will be returned back next week. 
This year the students have the option to participate in our Honors Option. They received information about this and I strongly encourage you to review it and make a decision together.
For next week, please be ready for Vocabulary Quiz 5/6! The introduction to your essay is also due next week. The topic is, ” What is your most favorite and inspirational book that you have ever read”? Be sure to provide 3 reasons in your introduction. * Note: Wear your favorite team jersey next week! 
9/13: The students took Vocabulary Quiz 3/4 this morning in class. They have already been graded and returned back to your child. During our class time we discussed Chapter 5 /Clauses. Please be ready for next weeks Grammar Test on Chapters 4 & 5 Phrases and Clauses!
Reminder: You have a writing assignment {page 110} “Letter to the Editor ” due next week. Follow the Agenda for all other questions, classwork, and assignments. 
9/6: Both of the tests that were taken last week were returned to your child this morning in class. I am so proud of how great they all did! We spent the majority of our class time today discussing Phrases. The students were given a packet of valuable information that we reviewed together in class to help them fully understand Phrases.
   Note :Be ready for next weeks Vocabulary Quiz and remember that the Introduction assignment has been postponed. Have a wonderful week.
8/30: We had an extremely busy and productive class this morning in Language Arts! Grammar Exercise 2.3 was collected for a grade and has already been returned. The students worked hard and  took two lengthy exams in class as well. {Vocabulary Quiz 1& 2, and Grammar Test Chapters 1 & 2.} They will be graded and returned back next week!  Please follow the Agenda for all questions, classwork, and assignments. Have a wonderful week! 
8/23: We had another wonderful morning in Language Arts!  We collected Grammar Exercise 3-1 and it has already been graded and returned to the students.  We took a short quiz today on the various types of sentences.  This quiz has also been graded and returned.  Our class discussion was based on Chapter 2 ‘Parts of Speech’.  The students turned in their Analytical Essay today.  They will be graded and returned as soon as possible. 

Next week, be ready for your first vocabulary quiz on Lessons 1 and 2.  Also, be ready for your first grammar test on Chapters 2 and 3. Please follow your agenda as always for all questions and concerns.

8/16: We had a very rainy yet productive morning in class today. The final check for class supplies and required textbooks was done this morning for a final grade. A graded check for parent signatures on the syllabus was also done.
During our class discussion with PPT, students took notes on Chapter 3 – Sentences. (This means they are ready to do the grammar exercises for this chapter as listed on the agenda.) We also participated in a class activity looking through magazines for different types of sentences.
Weekly Work: please follow the agenda as always for all classwork, questions, and assignments.
Note: Be ready for a next week’s quiz on Chapter 3! Don’t forget the Grammar Analytical Essay assignment on page 30! 
8/9: Welcome Students! We had a wonderful first day of Language Arts. We spent the beginning of class time introducing ourselves and getting acquainted. As a group we took a very close look at our class agenda. Everyone should be clear on how the agenda is read and what is expected from each and every student. We checked all students for the required class supplies and did a curriculum check. This was recorded as their first official grade. In addition, we also collected the writing assignment for a grade as well.
Students were also given a detailed packet that explains all of our class procedures, policies, and class information. Parents please read over this and sign the packet. If you ever have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. It is going to be a wonderful school year with your precious children! Thank you for sharing them with all of us at Faith Tutorial.
***Optional Honors: I will give a packet and contract to all students after the first few weeks of class. I want them to get in a routine and groove with the regular class schedule before adding extra work and new info. This is all optional but a great opportunity for college, GPA, and applications.

LA10-12 Fall Semester Agenda 2018 – This is the basic outline for your fall 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.

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.