Macbeth: Influence of Supernatural

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Something wickedly wonderful this way comes in a lesson that focuses on Macbeth. After a close reading of the play, class members craft a literary analysis essay in which they use evidence from the text to show how Shakespeare uses the characters' interactions with supernatural elements to develop a theme.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • To save paper, rather than printing the worksheets, share them on Google Classroom 
  • Share with class members the traditional tests for witches and the concept of The Great Chain of Being
Classroom Considerations

  • Best if students have experience using textual evidence to support their claims
  • Set aside extra prep time to explore the many links and tabs in the resource
  • A free account is required to access/download some IM

  • Links are provided to both the standard text and an abridged and paraphrased version of the play
  • The sequence of tasks scaffolds for the writing assignment

  • None