Teaching students to think critically is a always a challenge, but when students have the tools and direction, it makes it so much easier.
This activity poses a critical thinking question for students to answer at various times throughout their reading of Macbeth. This can be done individually or collaboratively (I'll leave that part up to you!). When finished, students are required to make a final judgment based on their observations and thinking throughout their reading of the whole play. In other words, they will have evidence and reasons to justify their response!
Included is the pdf version as well as a fully editable Word doc.
I am using this activity for the first time with my students right now, and it will lead to their final unit assessment (which they already know). Students will have choice in how they demonstrate understanding of the critical thinking question when they apply it to their chosen format (e.g. essay, slideshow, board game, poetry anthology, etc.).