Tricia McTaggart

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By Tricia McTaggart
Think your LD students can't handle the sonnet form? Think again! Here is another SHAKESPEARE IN ACTION! unit, turning both Shakespearean and Petrarchan sonnets into active, rowdy ways into these essential literary forms. This unit can be used for
Subjects:
Special Education, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$4.00
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By Tricia McTaggart
Talking to Myself ~ On your feet! Enjoy teaching the Shakespearean Soliloquy to LD, LEP, average and honors students through scripts, film, theater games, discussion and journaling. We go inside the minds of Juliet, Iago, Benedick and Hamlet ~
Subjects:
Drama, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Scripts
$5.00
1 rating
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By Tricia McTaggart
Shakespeare for your LD and LEP students! Here is all you need to dig deeply into A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, with a choice of a 15-day unit or a 25-day unit ~ the difference is performance, stage craft, and preparing a Company Promptbook. Begin
Subjects:
Special Education, Drama, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$25.00
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By Tricia McTaggart
Shakespeare for your LD and LED students! Here is all you need to dig deeply into ROMEO & JULIET, with a choice of a 15-day unit or a 25-day unit. The difference is performance, stage craft, and preparing a Company Promptbook. Begin with
Subjects:
Special Education, Drama, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$25.00
2 ratings
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By Tricia McTaggart
Welcome to Shakespeare in Action! Join us to teach HAMLET in a whole new way - your LD, LEP, average and honors students will dig deeply into this magnificent play using physicalized theater games, films, scripts, journaling and discussion to make
Subjects:
Drama, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$25.00
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By Tricia McTaggart
Treat your class to a 15-day active way into MACBETH, complete with Unit Syllabus and Schedule. Lesson Plans include Lesson Content, Teacher Prep, Activities, Theater Games, Discussions, Film Study, Journal Homework, Script Reading, and ideas for
Subjects:
Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature
Grades:
9th, 11th, 12th
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By Tricia McTaggart
Expand your unit on outsiders and bullies ~ Let Shakespeare show your students the inner workings of racism and antisemitism in Othello and Shylock. We will use scripts, choral readings, films and theater games to understand the effects of hatred
Subjects:
Special Education, Drama, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cultural Activities
$5.00
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Special Education, Drama, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
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Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
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By Tricia McTaggart
A "Shakespeare in Action!" lesson plan for Day 1 of Hamlet. Your LD students can enjoy another active, rowdy way into the glories of Shakespeare's greatest play. The lesson includes choral reading, theater games, and a cut script for Act I scene
Subjects:
Special Education, Drama, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
FREE
3 ratings
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By Tricia McTaggart
More fun and deep learning for your LD students! Another active, rowdy way into the hilarity of Shakespeare's most out-of-this-world play. The lesson includes choral reading, theater games, and a cut script for Act I scene 1. This is Shakespeare
Subjects:
Special Education, Drama, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
FREE
3 ratings
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By Tricia McTaggart
Welcome to the insiders' guide to creating your own unit or course of SHAKESPEARE IN ACTION! This is a FREE intro to my units on the individual plays, ROMEO & JULIET, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and, soon, HAMLET. Each of these plays gives you a
Subjects:
Special Education, Drama, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Cultural Activities
FREE
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By Tricia McTaggart
Jump into the spooky, violent play filled with witches, warfare and murder. This 'Day 1' will hook your students as they begin study of this great play, written by Shakespeare for his new patron, King James I. Your students will become witches and
Subjects:
Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Scripts
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Tricia McTaggart
AMERICAN LIT IN ACTION! gives your LD, LEP, average and honors students an exciting way into John Steinbeck's groundbreaking novella, THE PEARL. In this 10-day unit, using reading, theater games, discussion, journaling or essay writing, your
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
$10.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

17 years teaching high school English & humanities, 10 years teaching Shakespeare & Greek lit to high school grads with multiple learning disabilities, 10 years lecturing for Lifetime Learning senior groups

MY TEACHING STYLE

IN ACTION!! I like to combine reading, writing, film and physicalized techniques in theater games for an active, insightful approach to Shakespeare and other lit adaptable to performance.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

'Golden Moments' ~ Watching my LD students gain confidence in understanding, performing, designing, interpreting Shakespeare's plays with such joy! What a thrill!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in English + speech, history, art history, philosophy, music

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Early post-college years in international travel, then as stay-at-home mom, then teaching and lecturing.

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