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Introduction to Macbeth (Exploration of Context, Analysis of Themes and Paragraph Guidance)

Introduction to Macbeth (Exploration of Context, Analysis of Themes and Paragraph Guidance)

These resources have been developed to assist teachers in introducing a study of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" to both KS3 and GCSE pupils. They allow pupils to engage with the world of Shakespeare and his play in an accessible manner, and stress the relevance of both Macbeth and his wider works in contemporary times. Included in this bundle: 1. Introduction to Shakespeare (PPT)- explores the life and works of Shakespeare, evaluates the impact of Shakespeare on the modern world and tackles and pre-conceptions pupils have of Shakespeare. 2. Macbeth Plot Summary (PPT)- an accessible and concise summary of the play with visual aids. 3.Macbeth Context (PPT)- explains the social and historical factors that influenced the writing of Macbeth, including King James I and The Gunpowder Plot. 4. Gender Context (Doc)- explains the gender roles of men and women in Early Modern England and the conventional views on masculinity and femininity. 5. Macbeth and the Witches (PPT)- explores the Early Modern view of witches and compares it with pupils' contemporary view of witches. 6. Macbeth Themes (PPT)- a detailed exploration of the key themes in Macbeth: Ambition, Fate, Deception and Guilt. 7. Macbeth Motifs (PPT)- a detailed exploration of the motifs in Macbeth: Blood, Darkness/Light, Hallucination/Madness, Prophecy, Children/Family. 8. Macbeth PEED Paragraphs (PPT)- a guide to help pupils structure an analytical response to Macbeth, with an accompanying sample paragraph. 9. Macbeth: The Witches (Doc)- a literary and linguistic analysis of the witches in Act 1 Scene 1. 10. Macbeth Question Worksheet (Doc)- guided questions to assist pupils in their analysis of Act 1 Scene 1. 11. Macbeth: Key Quotes and Themes (PDF)- a series of key quotes and themes that will allow pupils to ascertain elements of the plot and meaning in Macbeth.

By mcrossan92

NEW AQA English Literature 'Macbeth': Lessons for Act 1

NEW AQA English Literature 'Macbeth': Lessons for Act 1

This SOW has been designed for Year 9 students, but could also be used for revision and teaching for Y10 and 11. The idea behind this SOW is that it is an 'in-depth introduction' to the first act of Macbeth. The full SOW is here, along with colourful and interesting PPTs for each lesson, some with videos embeddedThe activities are ranging in challenge, with suitable starters and plenaries for all lessons. Lessons are also structured around SOLO Taxonomy: building knowledge throughout the lessons.

By stfsawri

An Inspector Calls Comprehension Activities Booklet!

An Inspector Calls Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of J.B. Priestley's 'An Inspector Calls.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in exam revision, comprehension tasks, or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of students towards meeting the KS4 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework - this makes the tasks suitable for all examining bodies. Students have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that students gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: - 'Context: Pre-War Britain' - to aid students with 'Drawing on knowledge of the purpose, audience and context of the writing, including its social, historical and cultural context and the literary tradition to which it belongs, to inform evaluation;' - 'Priestley's Description' - to aid students with 'Analysing a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features, and evaluating their effectiveness and impact;' - 'The Inspector' - to aid students with 'Seeking evidence in the text to support a point of view, including justifying inferences with evidence;' - 'Editing the Play' - to aid students with 'Making an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.' Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is around 30 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).

By TandLGuru

Planning for writing

Planning for writing

Describes a unique method for planning called "Snowflake" planning. Starts with a broad summary which gets more and more specific.

By Danny7107

Macbeth Huge Bundle!

Macbeth Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE MACBETH LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION ACTIVITY BOOKLET, AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Shakespeare's language devices. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.

By TandLGuru

Macbeth Comprehension Activities Booklet!

Macbeth Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in exam revision, comprehension tasks, or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of students towards meeting the KS4 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework - this makes the tasks suitable for all examining bodies. Students have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that students gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: - 'Context: Shakespearean Britain' - to aid students with 'Drawing on knowledge of the purpose, audience and context of the writing, including its social, historical and cultural context and the literary tradition to which it belongs, to inform evaluation;' - 'Shakespeare's Description' - to aid students with 'Analysing a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features, and evaluating their effectiveness and impact;' - 'Lady Macbeth' - to aid students with 'Seeking evidence in the text to support a point of view, including justifying inferences with evidence;' - 'Editing the Novel' - to aid students with 'Making an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.' Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is around 30 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).

By TandLGuru

'Postcards from the Dead': Critical Perspectives on GCSE AQA Literature exam texts

'Postcards from the Dead': Critical Perspectives on GCSE AQA Literature exam texts

The inspiration and original idea for this resource was @MrsSpalding on Twitter, and this is the product of a collaboration with two other Twitter users. The three GCSE Literature texts addressed are: * Macbeth * A Christmas Carol * An Inspector Calls and a range of critical theories are applied to each, including: * Marxist theory * Feminist theory * Jungian archetypes * Freudian theory * Aristotelian theory * Structuralist theory * Nietzschean philosophy * John Locke's theory of 'tabula rasa' (nature vs nurture) and is geared towards use with more-able students so that they can make conceptual interpretations of the literary texts studied to access the highest bands in the exams.

By Mathew-Lynch

Blood Brothers Knowledge Organiser for Key Stage 4 Drama (OCR)

Blood Brothers Knowledge Organiser for Key Stage 4 Drama (OCR)

A knowledge organiser to assist knowledge of Willy Russell's Blood Brothers. This coincides with the new GCSE OCR Specification and expectations. Aids students knowledge and learning of the play and acts as a revision tool too. Focusing on the plot, characters (in great detail), stage configuration and genre, playwright, themes and keywords.

By csims6

Teechers by John Godber Knowledge Organiser for Key Stage 3

Teechers by John Godber Knowledge Organiser for Key Stage 3

Knowledge Organiser for Teechers by John Godber. A guide tot he play and comical aspects of the play. the Knowledge Organiser also displays facts about the Playwright, John Godber to aid Students learning and understanding. Alongside the genre, stage configuration, characters and plot.

By csims6

Shakespeare Drama Knowledge Organiser for Key Stage 3

Shakespeare Drama Knowledge Organiser for Key Stage 3

Knowledge Organiser created for Key Stage 3 Shakespeare in Drama. Focusing on Genre, Playwright, Design and Technical, Stage Configuration and the history of the Globe, also including Drama Skills and techniques. This is used as a help and guidance sheet for students whilst studying the topic.

By csims6

*2015+ SPEC SKILLS* Monsters Poetry SOL - Year 8 or 9

*2015+ SPEC SKILLS* Monsters Poetry SOL - Year 8 or 9

This SOL contains 20 fully planned and differentiated lessons (in one continuous PPT format) and aims to teach poetry analysis skills to year 8 students. It incorporates teaching both reading skills (AO1 and AO2) and descriptive and narrative writing skills (AO5 and AO6), often in response to poems they have studied. I have also snuck in some Language AO4 questions to stretch higher ability students, though that is not the focus of this scheme. In this SOL, monsters are explored as being mythical creatures, wild animals and human beings. A range of stimuli, including still and moving image (fiction and non-fiction), newspaper extracts, wordalls and audio clips have been used throughout this SOL to help students to engage creatively, personally and at times critically with the scheme's topic. The SOL covers the teaching of the following poems: - The Jabberwocky - Medusa - Education for Leisure - Caliban's Dream (The Tempest) - Paradise Lost - The Kraken - The Villain Six homework tasks (which have been adapted from various online sources) can be found by following the link below: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/monsters-poetry-sol-homework-11697376 Enjoy and please do rate it/contact me with any feedback that I can use to benefit the rest of us relentlessly hard-working professionals. :)

By TheTeachingBee

Dracula A 7 Week Homework Booklet

Dracula A 7 Week Homework Booklet

A 7 week homework booklet of differentiated cross curricular tasks for KS3/4 students to complete based on the Oxford classical play scripts. Dracula adapted by David Calcutt. This can be used either as a complete booklet or given out as separate class sheets each week as appropriate. Included within the booklet is a homework ‘tracker’ and evaluation page. Also included is a separate teacher answer booklet.

By allen.t