HIGHLY DETAILED, differentiated, inclusive, multimedia unit plan for Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Each lesson comes with step by step class procedures with time estimates. Each lesson differs in length. Some lessons are suited for singular class sessions, others can be split up over a series of 4-5 days. This makes each lesson highly adaptable for block, rotating and fixed teaching schedules! Additionally, the material put forth is relatively high level but can easily be paired down and taught to students as young as 7th graders. This unit as a whole has succeeded with flying colors in my own classroom and has fostered a great many Shakespeare fans!
This 54 page document includes:
1. lesson plans with:
- statement of general goal
- relevant curriculum frameworks
- lesson essential questions
- educational and behavioral objectives
- highly detailed class procedures and lecture notes with time estimates for each step
- introductory activity
- wrap up activity
- suggestions for differentiation
- observational, homework, and formal assessments
2. Pre-Reading Activities
- engaging anticipation guide with accompanying homework assignment
3. Differentiated Sets of Assessments
- creative writing and drawing
- literary analysis
- art analysis
- personal response
- comprehension quizzes
- annotation skills quiz
- detailed instructional worksheet on citing Shakespeare's plays using text from Macbeth as an example
- all handouts for lessons, homework, assessments, and activities are included!
***To read the full unit rationale and overview, please download the preview which includes:
1. Unit Overview
2. Education Objectives
3. Relevant Curriculum Framework for Massachusetts
Unit Essential Questions
LIST OF LESSON TOPICS
1. Anticipation Guide - What is a Moral Code & How to Establishing One
2. Sonnets 116 & 130 - Defining and Applying Literary Devices.
3. Understanding the Elizabethan World Picture - Exploring the Concepts:
- The Great Chain of Beings
- The Order of Correspondences
4. Understanding Characterization in Drama - Guided Reading of I.ii.
5. How to Identify Theme - Definitions and Activities
6. Integrating the Arts - Analyzing Artistic Renderings of Lady Macbeth
7. The Psychology of Fear in Drama - Macbeth's Banquet Scene
8. How to Quote Shakespeare's Plays and Do it Right!
9. MCAS / CAPT / ELA Testing / SAT Preparation with Macbeth and Oedipus