Analyzing Macbeth

Grades 9-12 / ELA / Literature
CCSS: ELA.RL.9-10.1 ELA.RL.9-10.4

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature 6-12

9-10

9th & 10th Grades

1

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature 6-12

9-10

9th & 10th Grades

4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).

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Lesson Objective
Students unpack the language of Shakespeare's Macbeth
Length
14 min
Questions to Consider
How do the strategies “Who Said What?” and “Act It Out” help students understand complex language?
Notice the questions Ms. Broadbent asks her students and the effect they have on student discussion.
How does Ms. Broadbent use a variety of grouping structures?
Common Core Standards
ELA.RL.9-10.1, ELA.RL.9-10.4

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