I taught English to ages 12 through 18 in the U.K. for 27 years. During this time, I had extensive experience as an examination marker and moderator. In 2002, I began teaching at Vanguard High School in Ocala, Florida. Most of my teaching there was in the International Baccalaureate program. I retired in July 2012.
In my classroom, I stressed the critical reading of texts. Students were encouraged to speculate and take risks to expand their ideas and responses. Groups discussion was at the heart of my teaching of literature.
Frequently (4 times) nominated for Teacher of the Year at Vanguard High in Ocala 2002-2012, but never actually made it!
B.A. (Hons) Sussex University U.K. Teaching Certificate Sussex University U.K. M.A. Lancaster University U.K. Course title: Literature and cultural Change 1910-Present
Author of: The Stranger by Albert Camus: A Critical Introduction, The General Prologue by Geoffrey Chaucer: A Critical Introduction, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: A Critical Introduction, Investigations of The Reverend Lyle Thorne, and Further Investigations of The Reverend Lyle Thorne. All available on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com. Visit my personal website at www.raymooreauthor.com.
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Drama, English, Philosophy, Other (ELA), Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Informational Text, Close Reading