Macbeth: 8 Essay Writing Prompts

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Give your students something to write about. They'll be challenged to write a formal expository paragraph after selecting two of eight stimulating prompts. Use them as an in-class lesson, as home work, as an exam or assign a prompt for a writing assignment.

This is what the lesson directs students to do:

Below are instructions for creating a formal expository paragraph in class today.

Begin your work by recalling our reading and discussion of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. There are eight writing prompts on this sheet. Begin your work by choosing two of the two prompts. 

Complete a prewriting for each of the two prompts you have chosen, remembering that the prewriting will be used to create a a formal paragraph with an expository structure in MLA format with appropriate correctness (no you or I, correct spelling, name of the play underlined or in bold), good detail and focus.

When you have finished the prewriting for both paragraphs, chose ONE of the two prewritings and complete a draft of the paragraph that you have outlined in your prewriting. You will not be using the second prewriting to create a paragraph, but will turn it in for credit.

Allow time during the period to complete that paragraph and do some revision. Refer to the rubric and tips for revising distributed in class to help you. Make the revision marks right on the paragraph. If you have time to begin writing the second paragraph, that’s fine. The most important elements of this assignment are the two prewriting outlines and one completed paragraph with proof of revision.

At the end of the period, place the revised draft under the two pre-writings and turn in the stapled packet.

Grading will be based on instructions above, the rubric and revision tips distributed and proof of revision in evidence in your completed packet.

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