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Macbeth: A Collection Full of Sound and Fury

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Something wonderful this way comes with a collection of worksheets, lessons, activities, videos, apps, and PowerPoints for Macbeth. Double your resources and save yourself the trouble of curating materials for the Scottish play.
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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA: Module 4, Unit 3

For Teachers 10th Standards
Machiavelli's The Prince challenges readers to ponder the role of leadership and to consider the qualities that make a good ruler. After a close reading and discussion of Machiavelli's ideas, the five-lesson unit concludes with class...
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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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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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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 4

For Teachers 10th Standards
Ambition, murder, nontraditional gender roles ... some problems just can't be fixed in marriage counseling. Learners discuss the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. As a culminating activity, pupils analyze how the characters'...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 16

For Teachers 10th Standards
How do complex characters develop over the course of a text? Pupils read Act 5.1 from Shakespeare's Macbeth, which depicts Lady Macbeth's descent into madness. Using discussion and writing exercises, scholars analyze how Shakespeare...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
What do readers discover about a character within the first few sections of a text? Pupils begin reading Shakespeare's Macbeth and analyze the language in the first few scenes of the play. They also demonstrate understanding with a Quick...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 5

For Teachers 10th Standards
When Macbeth says "Nature seems dead," he is using personification. Using the resource, scholars complete a Quick Write to analyze the impact of figurative language on the mood of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Pupils also participate in an...
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Lady Macbeth 1: Top Dog

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who wears the pants in the Macbeth family? Many would argue it's not the Thane of Cawdor, but his wife, Lady Macbeth. As part of the Shakespeare English Exercises series, a video and connected lessons discuss the power and influence of...
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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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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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“Speak, I Charge You”: Macbeth On Your Feet, Not In Your Seat

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
“Is this a dagger which I see before me . . .” As part of a study of Macbeth, class members engage in a series of activities that get them up and moving. Individuals practice, then deliver, a line from the Scottish play. The entire class...
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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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Shakespeare's Macbeth

For Teachers 10th
After reading Act II of The Tragedy of Macbeth, give your class this prompt to complete. One other question is listed along with information regarding the divine right of kings. A full plan is not written out here, but the prompt is a...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 3

For Teachers 10th Standards
How does Lady Macbeth's ambition help advance the plot of Shakespeare's Macbeth? Scholars explore the topic using discussion and a jigsaw activity. Next, they complete a quick write to analyze how Shakespeare develops Lady Macbeth's...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 10

For Teachers 10th Standards
Is it better to be dead than to "dwell in doubtful joy,"  as Lady Macbeth suggests in Act 3.2 of Shakespeare's Macbeth? Using the resource, scholars work in small groups to discuss how Lady Macbeth and Macbeth begin to unravel following...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 6

For Teachers 10th Standards
What decisions might an author make about the structure of a play? Pupils participate in an evidence-based discussion about the author's choices in Shakespeare's Macbeth. Next, scholars analyze the effect of Shakespeare's structural...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 3, Lesson 5

For Teachers 10th Standards
Would Machiavelli consider Macbeth a successful ruler? Scholars ponder the intriguing question, demonstrating their knowledge of both Shakespeare's Macbeth and Machiavelli's The Prince. They collaborate with peers to share their...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 7

For Teachers 10th Standards
One sentence, so much meaning. Scholars work together to analyze a quote from Act 2.3 of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Additionally, pupils explore the plot by participating in a jigsaw discussion. 
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 2

For Teachers 10th Standards
What is the best way to determine the theme of a text? Pupils analyze how central ideas emerge in Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth. They work in small groups and engage in a whole-class discussion to discuss the play's plot. Finally,...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 2, Lesson 20

For Teachers 10th Standards
Using the resource, scholars work in small groups to rehearse a selected scene from Shakespeare's Macbeth. Finally, they present their interpretive dramatic readings to a group of peers or the whole class and complete a self-assessment...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 2, Lesson 25

For Teachers 10th Standards
How do film adaptations differ from their literary counterparts? Scholars watch and analyze the 2011 Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) production of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Pupils complete a Quick Write analyzing how the RSC production...
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Macbeth Madness

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students analyze Shakespeare's Macbeth by completing the creative activities. In this Macbeth lesson, students discuss the timeline for William Shakespeare and identify the characters for Macbeth. Students read Act One, Scenes i-v of...
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MacBeth Activity Using Alanis Morissette's "Wake Up"

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Learners analyze Macbeth through the lens of a pop song. In this Macbeth lesson, students read Act I, Scene 7 of Macbeth and determine Lady Macbeth's viewpoint. Learners read the lyrics to Alanis Morrissette's song 'Wake Up' and work in...

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