Everything you need to teach Macbeth! EIGHTEEN HOURS' WORTH! Includes a 2 hour Macbeth overview (or revision /recap session), a complete GCSE revision guide, and EIGHTEEN lessons:
Introducing Macbeth and Banquo
Analysing The Witches
Introducing Lady Macbeth
Act 1 Scene 7
Act 2 Scene 1 - The Dagger Scene
Act 2 Scene 2
Act 3 Scene 1
The Banquet Scene
Lady Macbeth's Sleepwalking
22x Display Posters
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A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that focusses on Lady Macbeth in Act 5 Scene 1 and how she has changed from the beginning of the play. Students analyse the language of Act 5 Scene 1 and how Lady Macbeth gets across her fear and sense of guilt in front of the doctor and gentlewoman. Ideal preparation for KS4 students moving towards AQA English Literature Paper 1 or easily adaptable for KS3 students studying Macbeth.
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.
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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.
A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that looks at the final few scenes of the play, where Macbeth discovers the death of his wife, reflects philosophically on life itself, and comes to terms with the witches lying and ‘trolling’ him. Includes video clips, differentiated activities and translated extracts. Ideal preparation for KS4 students moving towards AQA English Literature Paper 1 or easily adaptable for KS3 students.
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.
A Macbeth poster featuring a play timeline. Features:
✓ Short scene by scene notes
✓ Ready to print JPEG
✓ Editable Microsoft Publisher file
✓ Designed in A2 allowing for larger prints
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A 30 page booklet that students can use to revise the plot, characters and techniques used in the play. There is a lot of focus on key quotes to aid revision, especially if students are taking a closed-book exam. Also contains activities on context, includes a model answer and has mock questions that students can complete as they approach the exam. This resource works well as part of lessons, for revision, homework tasks or given as intervention to help students to be fully prepared for the exam.
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!
THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE MACBETH LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION ACTIVITY BOOKLET, THE MACBETH KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER, 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:
- Defining/ Understanding
- 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.
All of the key quotes from the play chronologically presented and subdivided into acts and scenes. A clear revision aid for students to identify and revise the key events. Suitable for all secondary year groups studying Macbeth, especially GCSE students in years 10 and 11.
This is a colourful and visual resource giving a really great overview to aid in revision.
This learning mat includes:
- Plot summary
- Character summaries with quotations
- The ingredients of a tragedy
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This powerpoint covers comprehensive themes:
Ambition, Masculinity and Cruelty, The Divine Right of Kings, Tyranny, The Psychology of Guilt, Fate, Prophecy and Free Will, Violence, and The Ambiguity of Reality.
There are a range of quotations for each theme, from different characters’ perspectives.
Each slide has engaging images which should help to make your teaching memorable.
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A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that explores the context of witches and witchcraft in Jacobean England and introduces students to Act 1 Scenes 1 and 2 of Macbeth, focusing on the presentation of the witches and how Macbeth is juxtaposed next to them. An ideal lesson for both KS3 and KS4 students studying Shakespeare's play.