1. WELCOME TO
Mrs. Janelle Phipps
2. SOPHOMORE ENGLISH
With effort this year, your student should:
read, evaluate, and appreciate thought-provoking and
improve composition skills
increase the breadth of vocabulary knowledge and usage
develop academic organization and discipline
3. SOPHOMORE ENGLISH
Short stories, novels, poetry
America, Africa, Britain, Asia, Latin America,
Russia, and others
4. SOPHOMORE ENGLISH
Online vocabulary program
at least 45 minutes total study time
for at least 3 different days of the week
5. COMMON ERRORS - GRAMMAR
Correct the common grammatical errors in the
Reading in the car today, the novel bored me to tears.
6. COMMON ERRORS - GRAMMAR
Reading in the car today, I was bored to tears.
7. COMMON ERRORS - GRAMMAR
I can’t hardly decide what to wear to school tomorrow.
8. COMMON ERRORS - GRAMMAR
I can hardly decide what to wear to school
9. COMMON ERRORS - GRAMMAR
The homework pass was given to whomever accepted
10. COMMON ERRORS - GRAMMAR
The homework pass was given to whoever
error in pronoun case
11. 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!
12. 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)
How to succeed in grammar:
Complete in-class and homework practice sheets.
Study notes and practice sheets for the quizzes.
Consult the resident grammarian: Mrs. Phipps.
Research Paper Skills
Finding appropriate sources
17. SOPHOMORE ENGLISH
Analyzing important information
Providing clear academic citation
Revising and improving writing
Presenting a formal paper in MLA format
18. READ, READ, READ!
Read outside of class - please :)
“The man who does not read has no advantage
over the man who cannot read.”
19. READING HABITS
Active reading - note taking, reading journal,
questioning and evaluating understanding
Quizzes on due dates
20. SOPHOMORE ENGLISH
Cry, the Beloved Country
21. SOPHOMORE ENGLISH
The Screwtape Letters
22. SOPHOMORE ENGLISH
Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood
Richard E. Kim
23. SOPHOMORE ENGLISH
ATale of Two Cities
24. SOPHOMORE ENGLISH
How to succeed in my class:
Complete homework... (which will
require reading and writing...)
25. WHAT’S A PARENT TO DO?
The prayer of a righteous
person is powerful and
eﬀective. James 5:16b
26. WHAT’S A PARENT TO DO?
Trust but verify!
Edmodo parent code
27. LET’S KEEP IN TOUCH!
1st line of defense: student - teacher pow-wow
home 901.382.4434, cell 901.626.1887