Macbeth Close Reading Workbook

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9th - 12th
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Teach Shakespeare's Macbeth with ease! This Macbeth Workbook provides students with an opportunity to close read important passages and excerpts with literary focus, making the text accessible. In all, the unit includes 16 print or digital close reading activities for significant passages from the play. These close reading activities will provide students with insight and focus on important aspects of the play as a whole. You can use this workbook to supplement reading the full text, or you can use it as a stand alone version of the text and fill in the blanks by viewing the film.

Here's what is included:

1) Formalism (Mood): Act I Scene 1—The opening scene with the witches

2) Formalism (Tone): Act I Scene V—Macbeth’s letter and Lady Macbeth’s response

3) Formalism (Simile and Metaphor): Act I Scene V—Lady Macbeth’s appeal to Macbeth

4) Formalism (Soliloquy): Act I Scene VII—Macbeth’s soliloquy about killing Duncan

5) Gender Studies: Act I Scene VII—Lady Macbeth’s reaction and appeals to Macbeth’s decision

6) Gender Studies Act II Scene II—Duncan’s murder and Macbeth’s reactions

7) Social: Act II Scene III—The Porter’s Scene

8) Psychological: Act III Scene III—Dinner Scene

9) Psychological: Act III Scene III—Dinner Scene Continued

10) Psychological: Act III Scene III—Dinner Scene Continued

11) Myth: Act III Scene V—Witches and Hecate

12) Myth: Act IV Scene I—Macbeth visits the witches again and their new prophecies

13) Gender Studies: Act IV Scene III—Macduff finds out about his families' murder

14) Psychological Act V Scene I—Lady Macbeth sleepwalking scene

15) Psychological Act V Scene V—Macbeth’s Tomorrow Soliloquy

16) Historical Act V Scene VI—The final scene of the play

A complete answer key is included to make teaching and assessing easy!

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Total Pages
36 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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