These interactive and creative analysis activities are the perfect supplement to any Macbeth unit. They allow students to engage and analyze some of the most important soliloquies of the play while perfectly breaking up the monotony of reading comprehension questions and traditional textbook work. Students will be able to learn more about the characters, the play’s overall message and themes, and even hold in-depth discussions about their findings.
Copies of the soliloquies from Macbeth
Individual Annotation Directions to guide student reading
In-Depth Analysis Activities for each soliloquy
Detailed Answer Keys
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 (read a text for explicit and implicit meanings)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2 (determine main idea and theme)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3 (analyze character development)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.4 (identify unknown words)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.5 (demonstrate understanding of figurative language)
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Keywords: Shakespeare, Macbeth, soliloquy, soliloquies, reading annotation, reading comprehension, reading analysis, characterization, symbolism, theme, Act 1, Act 2, Act 3, Act 4, Act 5, Shakespeare's Macbeth, Shakespeare plays