Fun personality test to introduce students to the characters in Macbeth. Based on the format of personality quizzes that students have most likely done in their free time online or in magazines, this personality quiz has answers that align with one of five major characters in the play Macbeth (Macbe
This is an internet based research activity that students complete in pairs (or individually) to learn a little bit about Shakespeare, Elizabethan England, the historical setting, and the play Macbeth before beginning the play.
It takes one period. It is a good activity to leave for a supply teach
I usually use this gallery walk before reading the play. The four themes I focus on are ambition, deception, power corrupts, and superstition.
I print and cut the 12 images and the quotes/questions that go with them. They are all named with the theme they address and a number. Then, I paste them o
Macbeth Pre-reading Carousel Discussion → Editable files!
Reading Macbeth with students provides so many opportunities for rich classroom conversations. In order to have these conversations, however, sometimes students need a little structure! Here is a pre-reading activity designed to get your stu
This is a great activity to help students become familiar with the layout and format of the actual text of Shakespeare's Macbeth. It has students looking through all of the preface and background information, as well as the first scene in Act 1 to understand all of the parts of a Shakespearean play.
This is an engaging and effective activity to use before you begin teaching Macbeth: Use these stations to activate students’ prior knowledge about some of the themes of the play. At each one, they will consider ideas that relate to their own lives, allowing you to set the stage for making real-life
This activity has students choose sides on various issues raised in Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Works great as a pre-reading or anticipation activity, or perhaps as something to use after the story as a review or reflection exercise. Includes 10 key issues that students have to take a stand on a
This assignment is is great for providing meaningful context when studying Macbeth. The document includes 6 study topics, and step by step directions for finding, processing, and presenting information to get students ready for Macbeth. As an additional bonus, the topics allow for differentiation. E
This is a great pre-reading/frontloading activity for reading Shakespeare's Macbeth. Print and cut out these lines to prep students for reading Shakespeare's language
- 33 lines, typed and spaced for cutting out easily
- selected from Act I of Macbeth to cover plot points, themes and characters
Updated to include completely digital options!Macbeth is the first unit that I cover every year, and I love using it to get to know my students! The bundle of presentation and activities help the students get to know more about Scotland as a setting for Macbeth, as well as Scottish culture. The pack
This engaging Macbeth intro activity gets students thinking about their own beliefs about superstitions, predicting the future, luck, and curses before they encounter these issues in the play. These prompts help students identify how they ascribe responsibility for what happens to them and observe i
This is a great activity that allows students to become comfortable with Shakespeare's language before beginning the play. It asks students to write a quick script using selected lines from Macbeth. Students have a lot of fun with it and are less intimidated with the complexity of the language. The
Includes PRINTABLE, Interactive PDF and GOOGLE CLASSROOM VERSIONS! Pre-Reading Anticipation/Reaction Activity for Shakespeare's Macbeth! Introduce students to the themes in powerful discussion (either whole-class or small group) about many of the themes/topics presented in the play. Includes a prin
Jump into Act 4 of Macbeth with this great resource!2 pre-reading discussion questions9 comprehension questions3 post-reading questions to facilitate discussion and make modern-day connections**Can be used for either the Old English original version OR No-Fear Shakespeare Version!
Document Includes:-A 2 page breakdown of my day to day activities, how I use them, and any necessary links to videos and supplementary reading (copyright protected so I couldn't include them here)-A male/female word association printout-A response outline to gender related videos (links included)-A
A great pre-reading presentation to get your students interested in Macbeth, and help them understand the historical context as well as the author's purpose. The presentation includes the background as to why Shakespeare chose to write Macbeth, the Globe Theatre and how the play was initially perfor
A fun activity to introduce students to the concept of prophecy and to later question whether Macbeth was driven by greed and manipulated into creating his own destiny, or whether the witches’ prophecies really did come true!Cut out the 30 “prophecies” provided and have students pick one from a hat.
Get your students thinking about some of the themes of Macbeth before you start reading, and encourage debate in the classroom.The anticipation guide comes with a series of suggested follow-on activities, including group work and class discussions. If you stick to just the anticipation guide, the ac
6 questions centering on prevalent themes in Macbeth. The questions are designed to spark debate and provide the basis for a future argumentative essay.
Please see the argumentative essay graphic organizer and peer review checklist that I have also listed. The three documents work well together
This download contains a pre-reading and post-reading assignment for Shakespeare's Macbeth.
The first page of the assignment contains a graph with ten statements. The statements all deal directly with concepts or ideas that the students will encounter when reading the text. The students must agree o
Wondering how to get your students engaged in MacBeth by Shakespeare? Try an anticipation guide. Anticipation guides ask students questions to pique their interest in a subject. Included in this non-editable digital download are two pre-reading graphic organizers guiding students through an analysis
Two page+ worksheet that has students predictiong what the play of Macbeth is about using Spakespearean terminology. They also use actual quotes from the play to make these predictions. List of quotes is given - called "Line Toss Quotations". Great for introducing Shakespeare in creative and fun way