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Macbeth Study Questions: Act II

For Students 10th - 12th
Give your class this comprehensive reading guide for Act II of Macbeth. The act is divided into scenes, and questions are marked with specific line numbers for easy reference. Readers recount plot events, delve into the characters, and...
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Macbeth Study Questions, Act 3

For Students 10th - 12th
Encourage a deeper analysis of Macbeth with this study guide. Created for Act Three, this set of questions requires the readers to revisit the text and use specific examples in their answers. With these questions, readers are explaining,...
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Literature Study Guide - Macbeth

For Students 7th - 9th
If your students "dwindle, peak, and pine" over Shakespeare, use this literature study guide as a format for their book report or novel project on Macbeth. Complete with a plot chart, character map, and literary response activities, this...
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Themes and Motifs in Macbeth Act Three

For Students 11th - 12th
As your class reads Act III of Macbeth, give them this two-page activity. Focusing on themes and motifs, they record quotes from the act that represent each of the topics provided such as ambition or manhood. 
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Macbeth: Act IV Study Questions

For Students 7th - 12th
The value in this Macbeth study guide is that it asks readers to not only chart events, but to also consider the significance of those events. The worksheets could be used as preparation for a full class discussion or the basis or a...
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Macbeth Study Questions, Act V

For Students 11th - 12th
What do we learn from Lady Macbeth's sleepwalking? As readers dive into Act V, provide them with this reading guide. Questions are provided for each of the eight scenes of Macbeth to help readers make sense of specific lines of text. 
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Exploring the Expository Scenes in Macbeth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the function of exposition in play structure. They will be able to develop multiple interpretations and visual and aural production choices for Shakespearean scenes and choose those that are most interesting.
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Macbeth News Broadcast

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is an authentic assessment task for Shakespeare's Macbeth. Young literature scholars prepare, perform, and record a news broadcast about the major events in the play. For example, groups may choose to report on the death of Lady...
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When Shall We Three Meet Again?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
  Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble. Macbeth’s witches provide young actors an opportunity to try their hand at small ensemble acting. Using Act I, scene I of Shakespeare’s play, groups of three take turns...
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Analyzing Atmosphere: Macbeth Murder Scene and Dagger Speech

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Shakespeare's Macbeth (Act II, Scenes I and II) lacks explicit details of the murder of King Duncan, yet the author creates an atmosphere that allows us to visualize the event. Readers interpret the "Dagger Speech" by writing stage...
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The Portrayal of the Witches

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders discover the importance of the fortune teller in Shakespeare's Macbeth. After watching two interpretations of the play, they examine and compare the portrayal of the character. They create their own modern adaptation of...
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So Foul and Fair a Play

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students watch various interpretations of Shakespeare's Macbeth in film. In groups, they examine the setting, characters, music and sequence. They compare and contrast the various films and discuss the differences. They write an essay on...
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Macbeth List 1 Worksheet

For Students 11th - 12th
Even by using context clues, readers won't understand all of the language in Macbeth. Prepare them for some of the tricky language in the beginning by providing them with this two-page vocabulary activity. Twenty new words are introduced...
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Macbeth List 3 Worksheet

For Students 10th - 12th
Reading Macbeth is tough, especially when such challenging vocabulary appears on every page! Don't send your class in blind; prepare them for intense reading by focusing on some of the more challenging vocabulary terms. Included here are...
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Themes and Motifs in Macbeth Act Five

For Students 10th - 12th
How do themes and motifs build and develop through Act Five of Macbeth? With this two-page worksheet, readers record quotations that represent themes like ambition, conscience, and manhood. In addition, they speak to symbols like blood,...
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Macbeth List 2 Worksheet

For Students 11th - 12th
The best way to learn vocabulary is to see it in context, right? That's exactly what this worksheet does; it presents 20 terms for Macbeth in context. For part one, learners answer a list of questions that use the target vocabulary. In...
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Themes and Motifs in Macbeth Act Two

For Students 11th - 12th
How do different themes and motifs develop in Shakespeare's Macbeth? As your class begins reading Act Two, have them use the provided document to track themes such as ambition, conscience, and reality (among others). On the second page,...
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Stomping and Romping with Shakespeare

For Teachers K - 3rd
Did you know that Green Eggs and Ham is written in iambic pentameter? Model the rhythm of language using Dr. Seuss’s tale. Direct class members to march about the room tapping their right foot on the first syllable and stomping their...
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Macbeth: Denouement/Falling Action

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Readers of Shakespeare explore denouement in Macbeth and track the play's falling action in Act IV, Scene 1. They complete a worksheet/table noting the content and significance of each of the three apparitions granted Macbeth by the...
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"Macbeth" Quotes: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Who said that? Test takers are given ten quotes from Shakespeare's well-known play Macbeth and asked to identify the speaker from a list of four possible characters. Useful as a check for understanding or completion of reading, this quiz...
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Shakespeare's Macbeth: Fear and the "Dagger of the Mind"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and analyze Shakespeare's play, 'Macbeth.' They analyze how Shakespeare uses metaphors, imagery and dramatic cues to demonstrate Macbeth's response to fear, and perform without words a scene dramatizing Macbeth's response...
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Macbeth

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students explore and analyze how to approach Shakespeare and create more meaning in a variety of contexts. In groups, they imagine three witches on the heath and trying to play it straight. They study various script extracts to evaluate.
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Shakespeare Notes III

For Teachers 11th - 12th
What is Macbeth about? The play can be read in many ways, and some of those are introduced with this 49-slide PowerPoint. Themes are also introduced. You might want to show this presentation (or parts of it) prior to beginning the reading. 
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Macbeth - Analyzing Characterization in Drama

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The writing activity in this lesson could be used to assess student understanding of previously taught concepts of how language reveals character.