These close reading activities are meant to enrich students’ reading of Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth. Close reading activities even the playing field between low readers and high readers, and especially with Shakespeare, dramatically improve a student’s ability to translate difficult, complex language, and take deeper meaning from the text. These activities can be picked apart as needed by the teacher, supplemented, or simply used as-is. They are truly adaptable to any teaching style.
•Copies of the soliloquies, ready for students to annotate!
•Text-dependent questions for each soliloquy (nine per soliloquy)
•Writing task handout, with rubric
•Writing task rubric (without handout)
•Step-by-step close reading presentation
Macbeth Close Readings
by Shakespeare & Semicolons
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