Most middle schools read abridged versions of Shakespeare's plays. I have not included an abridged version of Macbeth. This lesson plan bundle is designed to fit with any shortened version you use. I've provided a summary of the play in its entirety, even the sections that are normally cut from middle school version, so you can follow along with the plot.
This document is a group of multiple documents stored in a zip file. The main document is your teacher's guide and there are also 2 PowerPoint presentations to accompany your readings and lessons. I've used file types .docx and .pptx here.
HERE'S A LIST OF EVERYTHING THAT'S INCLUDED!
•Summary of the Play: A summary of the play broken up by act and scene for easy reading. Depending on the abridged version you are using, different portions of the play will not appear in the text. I’ve provided the summary of the entire play.
•Annotated selections of the play: Use the annotations as a guide to help students read through important parts of the texts. Each annotation also includes questions for homework, quizzes, or classwork. The possible answers are included in the Teacher’s Guide. The black copies for printing and handing out to students are included by Act/Scene in a separate folder.
•Vocabulary Quiz: Vocabulary relevant to the time period, understanding the verse, and the text.
•Sample Character Chart: A brief overview on how to fill out the character chart.
•Blank Character Chart: Hand out to students so they can fill them out as they read the play. It will help them understand character development and help them identify character traits. This can also help fill out a plot chart.
•Macbeth End of Unit Test: Fill in the blank & short answer questions covering the entire play.
•Macbeth End of Unit Test Answers
•William Shakespeare Quiz: Fill in the blank & short answer questions covering the PowerPoint in the bundle pack.
•William Shakespeare Quiz Answers
•Stage Directions Quiz: Fill in the blank & short answer questions covering the PowerPoint in the bundle pack.
•Stage Directions Quiz Answers
•Blank circular stage: For projects where students can create their own scene.
•Blank rectangular stage: For projects where students can create their own scene.
•Blank Plot Diagram: Helps students understand and identify the different parts of the plot as they read the play.
•William Shakespeare PowerPoint: It includes background about William Shakespeare’s life and his writings. There are some important dates and information about his acting troupe. It also gives an overview of outdoor and indoor theaters during the time period with pictures of The Globe theatre in London.
•How to Draw Out Stage Directions PowerPoint: It includes notes about props, costumes, and special effects. It shows students how to design a stage for their own production.
You can use this for multiple years and it assists you with multiple weeks of lesson plans!