This product includes five different classroom-tested resources for Macbeth:
♛ Macbeth Final Test
This is a fifty question final test for Shakespeare's play. The assessment consists of four different sections and includes the answer key:
I. Twenty two True/False questions
II. Ten Matching questions (character names and descriptions)
III. Eleven Quotation Identification questions
IV. Seven Multiple Choice questions
♛ Macbeth Gallery Walk
This is a gallery walk activity for Shakespeare's play that requires students to view and write about images related to the play. A gallery walk is an activity that requires students to circulate around the room while thoughtfully observing and analyzing visual content. I have included two different websites within the product that feature different images related to Macbeth (one includes images from the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the other is an assortment of images related to Macbeth). In the included directions, I specify how you should select five images for students to perform a gallery walk with and how to proceed with the activity.
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♛ Shakespeare Scene Direction Activity
This creative Shakespeare assignment can be used at any point during a reading of the text, but it is truly useful after reading the play. This project will take several days to complete in and outside of class.
The assignment requires a small group of students to re-imagine a scene from Macbeth. In other words, students transplant a scene into a new time and place (1970's Los Angeles, current day New York, a Viking settlement, etc.) with matching dialogue, props, and costumes. It requires students to closely examine text, so it certainly aligns with the Common Core's reading standards, but students must be creative and ultimately perform their new scene from Macbeth in front of the class as well. The document features very specific directions, and all you will need is this, willing students, and copies of the play!
♛ Macbeth Translation Chart
This is a three column chart that I use to help students pay close attention to Shakespearean language (it can be used with any of his plays).
As they read, students record puzzling words or phrases from the text in the left-hand column. Then, when technology is accessible (either during class or for homework), I have students define the language they recorded via a website that I have linked to on the chart itself. They record this definition in the middle column. Finally, after learning the meaning of the word/phrase, students record their new thinking in the right side column.
♛ Macbeth Blog Activity
-Students are used to composing online (think Facebook, Twitter, etc.), and this assignment capitalizes on this familiarity by requiring students to blog from a literary character's perspective from Macbeth. The document includes directions, two free blogging websites students can use (one is accessible if students have a free Google account), requirements for the activity, and a rubric. Students can compose individually or work in pairs.
→ Essentially, students must choose a literary character from Macbeth (Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, Banquo, a Witch, or Macduff) and publish at least four blog posts, of at least 250 words each, from their character's perspective that correspond with four different moments from the text. They write in first person in their character's voice.
→ While doing so, they have to be sure that their blog posts reference specific events/interactions from the text, and they also have to include links to websites and images/videos that reflect their character's interests and personality. Students must cite their resources in MLA format, and their writing must be grammatically sound, clear, and creative.
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