Macbeth: The Context of MacbethQuick View

Macbeth: The Context of Macbeth

This engaging and interesting lesson aims to improve students’ understanding of the context of the of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Some of the primary topics that are addressed are William Shakespeare himself, James I and superstition, witches and witchcraft, religion, mortality rates, and the theatre. This knowledge should enable students to make convincing links between the play and the events of the time. It is a vital lesson in any Macbeth theme that can be taught before, during, or after reading. The lesson uses a range of tasks, that require students to be visual and interactive learners. It follows this learning journey: - Understanding who William Shakespeare was, and remembering key details about his life; - Identifying words and phrases that he coined that are still in use today; - Taking part in a quiz about the some of the more basic key events and ideas of the time; - Researching the key events of the time (e.g. witch-hunts and the ascension of James I as King) and understanding which ideas were prominent. (e.g. divine right and religion) - Utilising speaking and listening skills in order to communicate gathered knowledge, and obtain knowledge from others. - Evaluating the learning in the lesson. All images in this resource are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the lesson presentation.
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Macbeth: Lady MacbethQuick View

Macbeth: Lady Macbeth

This engaging and interesting lesson aims to improve students’ understanding of one of the key characters in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth: Lady Macbeth. In particular, they learn to make insightful interpretations about the character, and are enabled to draw links between Lady Macbeth and their knowledge of women in Shakespearean times. The lesson utilises a range of tasks, that require students to be visual and interactive learners. It follows this learning journey: - Inferring key information about the character of Lady Macbeth from picture clues; - Identifying and ordering the key events in the text in which Lady Macbeth is involved; - Understanding her role in the rise and downfall of Macbeth; - Comparing and contrasting between her character and the expected role of women at the time the play was written; - Analysing Shakespeare's development of Lady Macbeth as a key character throughout the text; - Evaluating the learning in the lesson. Included in this resource pack are: - A well-presented, thorough, and informative, whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; - Resources for the sequencing activity, detailing Lady Macbeth's numerous actions throughout the play; - A template to help scaffold the main task, complete with P.E.E instructions; - A comprehensive teacher guidance form/lesson plan to assist delivery. All images in this resource are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the lesson presentation.
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Macbeth: Macbeth IntroductionQuick View

Macbeth: Macbeth Introduction

A crime scene investigation style lesson to introduce KS3 and KS4 students to the main plot ideas and themes of Shakespeare's Macbeth. All activities are fully differentiated. Many more inexpensive, high quality English resources are available at my shop: Lead Practitioner's Shop
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Macbeth OverviewQuick View

Macbeth Overview

2 hours - A fully differentiated 2 hour lesson on Shakespeare's Macbeth, covering character analysis, themes, historical context and analytical paragraphs. Ideal preparation for Year 11 students about to sit AQA English Literature Paper 1.
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Macbeth Revision

A revision guide for KS4 students to prepare for Section A of the new specification AQA Literature Paper 1 Section A, which includes differentiated activities and resources to support students as they revise for William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Includes: Plot summary Key quotes Contextual information Theme analysis Revision activities
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Macbeth: The WitchesQuick View

Macbeth: The Witches

This engaging and informative lesson enhances students' skills in understanding the significant meanings in William Shakespeare's Macbeth, and in particular the influence of the deceitful and mysterious weird sisters. Students gain an understanding of some of the attitudes towards witches in Shakespeare's times, and attempt to link this knowledge to the events of the text. They also engage with Shakespeare's intentions in utilising dramatic elements to reveal the witches use of the supernatural and deceit. The lesson follows a clear and logical learning journey, involving progressively more challenging tasks in which students: - Portray their understanding of witches and witchcraft; - Learn more about witches in a historical context through a fun 'true or false' game; - Define, identify, and understand dramatic irony; - Read sections of Macbeth and complete tasks to demonstrate their understanding; - Answer key questions about the witches that test their knowledge in relation to each of the English assessment outcomes; - Evaluate a modelled example of an analytical paragraph in relation to the witches; - Analyse the witches' characteristics in their own responses; - Evaluate each others' analytical responses. All images are cited on the final slide of the presentation, and are licensed for commercial use.
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Macbeth: The Demise of Macbeth - Ambition, Power, and FateQuick View

Macbeth: The Demise of Macbeth - Ambition, Power, and Fate

This lesson aims to improve students’ understanding of the key themes throughout William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth:’ ambition, power, and fate. In particular, students learn how the combination of these three ideas contribute to Macbeth’s eventual downfall, whilst drawing on their analytical reading skills to understand how the themes interweave with the plot throughout the play. The lesson utilises a range of tasks, that require students to be visual and interactive learners. It follows this learning journey: - Defining the key terms 'fate' and 'free will', and establishing their relevance within the play; - Reading and interpreting Act 5 Scene 8, and establishing how Macbeth's death was set in motion long before the battlefield; - Mapping Macbeth's demise, from his early success as a brave and respected warrior, to his death as a tyrant king; - Understanding and analysing how the key themes of ambition, power, and his belief in fate contributed to his downfall; - Peer/self evaluating the learning in the lesson. Included in this resource pack are: - A well-presented, thorough, and informative, whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; - Resources for the reading and interpreting activity - full scene transcript with space for notes; - A template and instructions for the 'Mood Mapping' task; - A template to help scaffold the main task, complete with P.E.E instructions; - A comprehensive teacher guidance form/lesson plan to assist delivery. All images in this resource are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the lesson presentation.
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Macbeth

A complete multimedia unit of work for Macbeth. Include video and sound files. This includes everything you need to deliver the play to KS3 classes. Works especially well as a textbook in schools with 1 to 1 computing.
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Pointless Game - Macbeth EditionQuick View

Pointless Game - Macbeth Edition

Based on the popular game show 'Pointless', this resource is perfect for use as a starter activity, plenary, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips, engaging visuals, and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build learning of Macbeth: 1. The characters in Macbeth 2. Quotations from the text 3. Settings, themes, and character titles 4. Murders in Macbeth The nature of the game ensures that this resource can challenge students of all levels. NOTE: You can buy this resource alone, or in a bundle of 8 Pointless games, for only £1 more!
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Macbeth: Shakespeare's Figurative Language!Quick View

Macbeth: Shakespeare's Figurative Language!

This interesting and stimulating lesson aims to improve students’ understanding of Shakespeare’s use of figurative language in Macbeth, focusing particularly on similes, metaphors, personification, hyperbole, and euphemisms. Students learn to analyse the intended effect of these devices through a close-reading and interpretation of Act 5 Scene 1: The sleepwalking scene involving Lady Macbeth. The lesson utilises a range of tasks, that require students to be visual and interactive learners. It follows this learning journey: - Defining the key term 'figurative language' and establishing its importance as a literary technique; - Defining and exemplifying each of the key terms 'simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and euphemisms through collaborative group opportunities; - Understanding how and why figurative language is used to add depth to writers' ideas; - Reading and interpreting Act 5 Scene 1, and establishing how figurative language impacts upon the scene; - Reflecting upon why this may/ what effect this may have had on audiences at the time; - Summarising the events of the scene; - Peer/self evaluating the learning in the lesson. Included in this resource pack are: - A well-presented, thorough, and informative, whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; - Resources for the reading and interpreting activity - full scene transcript with space for notes; - A template to help scaffold the main task, complete with P.E.E instructions; - Cards for the card sorting group activity - A comprehensive teacher guidance form/lesson plan to assist delivery. All images in this resource are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the lesson presentation.
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Macbeth Exam Practice AQAQuick View

Macbeth Exam Practice AQA

A collection of 15 questions designed to reflect the new AQA GCSE extract questions for Shakespeare's Macbeth (Literature Paper 1 Section A).
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MacbethQuick View

Macbeth

A3 revision sheets full of important quotes from the whole play of Macbeth in order to help students to revise for the new AQA GCSE English Literature exam (1-9). There is room for pupils to begin to analyse the quotes and make links to the context (a context sheet also comes with this package). A useful revision tool.
IzzieButler
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth characterQuick View

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth character

timeline of acts to track the change in character of Macbath and lady Macbeth - pupils to find quotes and say what this tells us about the character at various points in the play
sjb1987
Macbeth Comprehension Activities Booklet!Quick View

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).
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Macbeth - Act 1, Scene 7Quick View

Macbeth - Act 1, Scene 7

Four resources for a lesson exploring how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are presented in Act 1, Scene 7. Resources help pupils understand Macbeth's arguments in his opening soliloquy and how Lady Macbeth persuades him to change his mind. Extension tasks included to challenge the more able and a modelling example is completed on the worksheet. To help pupils focus on the meaning of the dialogue, rather than just reading the scene aloud in pairs, I laminated pictures of tartan trousers and pupils held the trousers when their character held the power in the dialogue. The lesson was created for a Year 9 set 2 class, but could easily be adapted for different abilities or even a KS4 class.
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Macbeth

20 lessons for the GCSE. Used for a mixed ability Year 11 group and includes extra reading articles to push the most able. Includes notes on societal and historical context, as well as terminology - which includes tragic structure.
LeahMitchell