This document will give you a list of 20 quotes from Macbeth and provide you with a 10 day plan to have your students produce a meaningful analysis of a specific quote in its broader context. Many 'quote analysis' papers suffer from missing the forest for the trees. This framework will force your students to think both at the ground level of the immediate meaning of the quote in its context as well as the big picture level of the bigger implications of the quote in the whole play.
Each paragraph has a specific goal and ends with your students connecting the universal themes revealed in the quote to a specific application in today's world. Not only does this writing process teach the kids to read well, it comes with a timeline and prescribed point amounts for your grade book for peer revision, an adult edit, and the final draft due date. This is to be done towards the end of reading "Macbeth."