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Mttn 10th 2013

Mttn 10th 2013



Mrs. Phipps

Mrs. Phipps
Sophomore English



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    • WELCOME TO SOPHOMORE ENGLISH 2013-2014 Mrs. Janelle Phipps
    • SOPHOMORE ENGLISH With effort this year, your student should: read, evaluate, and appreciate thought-provoking and entertaining literature improve composition skills increase the breadth of vocabulary knowledge and usage develop academic organization and discipline THINK!
    • SOPHOMORE ENGLISH World Literature Short stories, novels, poetry Selections from: America, Africa, Britain, Asia, Latin America, Russia, and others
    • SOPHOMORE ENGLISH Vocabulary Membean Online vocabulary program at least 45 minutes total study time for at least 3 different days of the week
    • COMMON ERRORS - GRAMMAR Parent Test: Correct the common grammatical errors in the following sentences. Reading in the car today, the novel bored me to tears.
    • COMMON ERRORS - GRAMMAR Reading in the car today, I was bored to tears. dangling modifier
    • COMMON ERRORS - GRAMMAR I can’t hardly decide what to wear to school tomorrow. (a uniform?)
    • COMMON ERRORS - GRAMMAR I can hardly decide what to wear to school tomorrow. double negative
    • COMMON ERRORS - GRAMMAR The homework pass was given to whomever accepted it.
    • COMMON ERRORS - GRAMMAR The homework pass was given to whoever accepted it. error in pronoun case
    • COMMON ERRORS - GRAMMAR Grammar studies should improve all student’s writing and it should effect oral communication as well. Beware of more than one mistake!
    • COMMON ERRORS - GRAMMAR Grammar studies should improve students’ writing, and grammar usage should affect oral communication as well. punctuation error, run-on sentence, error in pronoun reference, and a commonly misspelled word (affect/effect)
    • GRAMMAR How to succeed in grammar: Take notes. Complete in-class and homework practice sheets. Study notes and practice sheets for the quizzes. Consult the resident grammarian: Mrs. Phipps.
    • WRITING Composition Paragraphs Essays Research Paper
    • RESEARCH Research Paper Skills Finding appropriate sources Reading effectively Summarizing information Paraphrasing information
    • SOPHOMORE ENGLISH Analyzing important information Synthesizing notes Avoiding plagiarism Providing clear academic citation Revising and improving writing Presenting a formal paper in MLA format
    • READ, READ, READ! Outside Reading Read outside of class - please :) “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” Mark Twain
    • READING HABITS Active reading - note taking, reading journal, questioning and evaluating understanding Quizzes on due dates Final assessment
    • SOPHOMORE ENGLISH Quarter 1: Cry, the Beloved Country Alan Paton
    • SOPHOMORE ENGLISH Quarter 2 The Screwtape Letters C.S. Lewis
    • SOPHOMORE ENGLISH Quarter 3: Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood Richard E. Kim
    • SOPHOMORE ENGLISH Quarter 4: ATale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
    • SOPHOMORE ENGLISH How to succeed in my class: READ! Write! Complete homework... (which will require reading and writing...)
    • WHAT’S A PARENT TO DO? PRAY! The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16b
    • WHAT’S A PARENT TO DO? Trust but verify! Powerschool Edmodo parent code email phipps.janelle@hardingacademymemphis.org
    • LET’S KEEP IN TOUCH! 1st line of defense: student - teacher pow-wow email phipps.janelle@hardingacademymemphis.org conferences 901.767.4949 home 901.382.4434, cell 901.626.1887