This activity primes students to relate the themes of Macbeth to their own knowledge and experiences before they start reading the play. The product includes six Frayer charts that each focus on a theme/issue from Macbeth (examples include "good leadership," "good marriage," "healthy ambition," and three others). Students have to identify essential characteristics, possible characteristics, examples, and non-examples that relate to assigned theme/issue.
This activity works best if you assign the students to groups to discuss one of the six themes/issues and then have each group present a summary of its discussion to the rest of the class. Consider posting the finished products on the board so you can connect the students' ideas to the play throughout the unit.