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Mrs. Phipps …

Mrs. Phipps
Sophomore English

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  • 1. WELCOME TO SOPHOMORE ENGLISH 2013-2014 Mrs. Janelle Phipps
  • 2. 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!
  • 3. SOPHOMORE ENGLISH World Literature Short stories, novels, poetry Selections from: America, Africa, Britain, Asia, Latin America, Russia, and others
  • 4. SOPHOMORE ENGLISH Vocabulary Membean Online vocabulary program at least 45 minutes total study time for at least 3 different days of the week
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. COMMON ERRORS - GRAMMAR Reading in the car today, I was bored to tears. dangling modifier
  • 7. COMMON ERRORS - GRAMMAR I can’t hardly decide what to wear to school tomorrow. (a uniform?)
  • 8. COMMON ERRORS - GRAMMAR I can hardly decide what to wear to school tomorrow. double negative
  • 9. COMMON ERRORS - GRAMMAR The homework pass was given to whomever accepted it.
  • 10. COMMON ERRORS - GRAMMAR The homework pass was given to whoever accepted it. 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)
  • 13. 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.
  • 14. WRITING Composition Paragraphs Essays Research Paper
  • 15. RESEARCH Research Paper Skills Finding appropriate sources Reading effectively Summarizing information Paraphrasing information
  • 17. SOPHOMORE ENGLISH Analyzing important information Synthesizing notes Avoiding plagiarism Providing clear academic citation Revising and improving writing Presenting a formal paper in MLA format
  • 18. 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
  • 19. READING HABITS Active reading - note taking, reading journal, questioning and evaluating understanding Quizzes on due dates Final assessment
  • 20. SOPHOMORE ENGLISH Quarter 1: Cry, the Beloved Country Alan Paton
  • 21. SOPHOMORE ENGLISH Quarter 2 The Screwtape Letters C.S. Lewis
  • 22. SOPHOMORE ENGLISH Quarter 3: Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood Richard E. Kim
  • 23. SOPHOMORE ENGLISH Quarter 4: ATale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • 24. SOPHOMORE ENGLISH How to succeed in my class: READ! Write! Complete homework... (which will require reading and writing...)
  • 25. WHAT’S A PARENT TO DO? PRAY! The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16b
  • 26. WHAT’S A PARENT TO DO? Trust but verify! Powerschool Edmodo parent code email
  • 27. LET’S KEEP IN TOUCH! 1st line of defense: student - teacher pow-wow email conferences 901.767.4949 home 901.382.4434, cell 901.626.1887