Welcome Sophomore English! To many of you, this course may just be another English class requirement—a step closer to graduation and to college. Some of you may love to read and/or write; others of you may not. Regardless of where you are starting from, my hope is that through our time together this year, you may take a step forward towards becoming a stronger reader, writer, speaker and critical thinker. How big that step is, is up to how much you challenge yourselves.