This set of six original writing prompts will get students motivated to think and comment on the relevancy of Macbeth to their lives. Use them as an in-class lesson, as home work, as an exam or assign a prompt for a writing assignment.
The Lesson includes the following directions for students
Your task today is preparing a multi-paragraph essay with TWO body paragraphs, chosen from ONE of the prompts on the back of this sheet. Follow the steps below to complete your work for today, being careful to watch the clock to make sure you complete work by the end of the time given.
a) read the prompt you choose carefully, letting it tell you what the structure, focus and content of the essay should be.
b) At the top of a properly formatted MLA page, write the thesis you will use for the essay. Make sure the thesis matches the focus prompt and sets the stage for the structure of the essay.
c) now create the prewriting/outline of a multi-paragraph essay with TWO body paragraphs. You do not need to do prewriting for the introduction or conclusion of the essay, but do not forget to include them in the essay you produce. Make sure your prewriting is brief, but clearly shows what each sentence of the body paragraphs will contain. Prewriting is required and should be displayed at the top the essay.
d) create a draft of essay in MLA format. Place the number of the prompt with the clever title in the proper place on the page. Be sure that the name of the novel is in bold, but the name of the character is not. Make sure that your paragraphs have at least three strong examples to support your topic sentence and at least two examples for each example. Any resources used for your work, should be attributed directly IN THE TEXT, not using parenthetical references. Consequently, a Works Cited page is not required. Be sure that the examples and evidence in the draft are clear and vivid. Follow any instructions about quotes given in the directions or prompt.
e) revise as necessary, using guidelines distributed and discussed in class. You should not have time to rewrite a final version nor is it required.
f) impress yourself and me with hard and smart work
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