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This is a list of common tone words. Often on standardized tests, student might be able to describe the tone, but they lack the vocabulary of ton...
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This 25 question scavenger hunt is always a winner with my 9th grade students although it could be used for grades 6-12. Unlike most internet sc...
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This two page handout provides and overview of the writing tip Show Don't Tell. In addition to explaining what these two terms mean in relation ...
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This document offers some ideas and sample sonnets for students to review. Defines sonnet and iambic pentatmeter. Links to some other great refer...
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This Scavenger hunt will have students searching for those elements of bias and spin that populate our media. In addition, they will learn about ...
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These 18 Scavenger Hunts are interactive methods of learning material of finding background information. Beyond searching for answers on the inte...
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This three page handout includes an explanation on how to incorporate a writing workshop in your classroom. This type of writing workshop is bas...
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This handout defines the difference between the metaphor and simile. Then students take the ten choices and write five similes and five metaphor...
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This six page document contains 250+ writing prompts. These are prompts I have used over the years in our writer's notebook and can be used for ...
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This packet includes 14 pages of various activities to do within literature circles. These are mostly handouts with instructions on them. If you...
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This four page document walks students through an activity of analyzing nonfiction material that they bring to class (printed webpages). In group...
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Students form groups of 3-4 and each has to select a writing task (1-25)to include in the story they write as a group. Same can be done with the...
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This one page handout provides a dozen steps to improving poetry. Should be done after several poems have gone through the first drafts.
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This one page lesson begins as a typical handout on imagery where you ask students to think of a special place and then list description for each...
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Use this scavenger hunt as a preview or during a poetry unit. Helps students to see the value of poetry as they have to interview people and sear...
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This document defines the difference between Metaphors, similes, and symbolism. Students work through the three different levels with examples an...
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Use this handout to provide students with 5 options for group projects. Bottom of the handout allows for peer critiques of group members' effort.
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This fun one page handout is a list of twenty incomplete cliches to be completed by the student.
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Students in middle and high school often complain that the standardized essay prompts are too boring. This one page handout has students create t...
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After students read a novel (Either class novel or independent) they research some nonfiction aspect of the novel to present to the class in a mo...
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Natalie A.
Hello Tamara, I just purchased your Optional Book Projects based on the preview provided, however, when I downloaded and opened it, there was only one page with ten ideas...not the forty as the description states. I tried to download it again with the same result. The preview had some great ideas and I would really like to have access to the rest. Thanks for your help.
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Tamara Doehring  (TpT Seller)
Hmmm. Not sure what happened there. I will look into it. Send me your email to tamaradoe@aol.com and I will send you the entire file while I try to get that fixed. Sorry for the trouble.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught 9-12 grade English Language Arts, Writing, Journalism (yearbook, newspaper, and literary journal) in a school with a population of 2500. I have also worked as a CRISS (CReating Independence through Student-owned Strategies) trainer and a 6-Traits writing trainer for the past twelve years and worked at the district level with curriculum implementation and design for five years. I also served as a writing coach. In 2012 I founded and am now the Executive Director of The English Teacher's Friend, a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to assisting secondary English Teachers and their students with innovative programs and resources. www.englishteachersfriend.com

MY TEACHING STYLE

Teaching is learning so I lead by example. When I want my students reading and writing, I read and write with them. I believe our schools need more creative and relevant materials in the classroom. I am not the disseminator of knowledge, I am the guide and co-learner with my students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2007 Florida English Teacher of the Year 2006 National Writing Project Teacher Consultant 2004 National Board Ceritifcation 2003 Melbourne High School Teacher of the Year 2002 Area I Award for Teaching Excellence

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

MA, University of Central Fl. 2003 BA, Rollins College 1999 AA, Brevard Community College, 1995

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have two daughters, ages 12 and 18. We love fastpitch softball, camping, reading, playing board games and cards, travelling and general silliness.