Moyer's Sophomore English

Virtual Room 222 (or POD 4)

Educational Philosophy

As an English teacher, my goal is to create an environment that focuses on rigor, relevance and relationships.  Additionally, the content of the class is centered on important concepts that we will cover throughout the semester:  archetypes, tragedy, moral courage, and atonement.  Through focusing on the individual student and fostering self expression, I sustain a progressive and relaxed educational environment. 

I promise that this video is NOT an example of how I run class! 0s-oGumvPz0 

Major Works and Projects

This semester, students will be reading the following major works:

  • On the Beach
  • Les Miserables
  • The Kite Runner
  • Things Fall Apart
  • Oedipus the King
  • Night



In addition to novels, memoirs, and dramas, we will focus on informational literacy through discussing concepts, causes and effects, and overall interconnectedness.  These skills will be developed through the following activities:

  • writing essays
  • conducting research
  • giving speeches
  • discussing beliefs