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UNIT:Macbeth

LESSONTOPIC:MacbethAct4.1

AIMQUESTION:Howdothewitches’interactionswithMacbethadvancetheplotand

illustrateathemeintheplay?

SCAFFOLDING:Chunkingthetext;studentswillhavereadthesceneforhomeworksothey

arefamiliarwiththetexttheywillbeanalyzing;jigsawactivity

CENTRALFOCUS:Thecentralfocusofthislessonisforstudentstocloselyreadandanalyze

Act4.1.StudentswillworkwithpeerstoanalyzeanddecipherShakespeare’slanguage.Students

willbeabletoexplainhowthisscenerelatesto/advancesathemeintheplay,usingtextual

evidencetosupporttheirclaims.

A.MAINIDEAS

1) 4.1foreshadowsMacbeth’sdownfallasMacbethcontinuestotryanddefyfate.

StudentswillanalyzeMacbeth’sinteractionwiththewitchesandexplainhowthis

sceneconveysathemeoftheplay.

2) Textualevidenceisneededtosupportclaimsaboutaliterarytext.

3) Studentswillbeabletoanswertext­dependentquestionsusingtextualevidence

toexplain/supporttheiranswers.

B.COMMONCORESTANDARDS

RL.10.1:Citetextualevidencetosupportconclusions.

R.10.3:Analyzehowcomplexcharacters(e.g.,thosewithmultipleorconflicting

motivations)developoverthecourseofatext,interactwithothercharacters,and

advancetheplotordevelopatheme.

RL.10.4:Determinemeanings,includinguseofkeyterms.

RL.10.5:Analyzehowtextisstructured,andhowportionscontributetothewhole.

SL.10.4:Presentfindings/evidence;conveyclearperspective;addressalternate

perspectives.

W.10.1:Writeargumentstosupportclaimsinanalysis:provideaconcludingstatement

thatfollowsfromandsupportstheargumentpresented.

C.NEWYORKSTATESTANDARDS

Standard4:LanguageforSocialInteraction

D.VOCABULARY

Analyze:discoversomethingthroughdetailedexamination

TextualEvidence:supportlifteddirectlyfromthetexttosupportinferences,claims

andassertions

CloseReading:examiningselectportionsofatexttoidentify/analyzesignificanceand

importance

Toil:battle,strife,struggle

Assurance:fullconfidence;freedomfromdoubt,certainty

Twofold:double

Apparition:asupernaturalappearanceofapersonorthing

E.MATERIALS

MacbethbyWilliamShakespeare

● Act4.1handoutsforeachjigsawgroup

● Do­NowTweet

● PowerPointPresentation

● SMARTboard

F.DO­NOW/MOTIVATION

Studentswillhave5­7minutestocreateaTweet(140charactersorless)fromMacbeth.

Inaddition,theywillfindanareainthetextthatsupportswhyMacbethwouldsaytheir

tweet.Studentsmaytweet@anothercharacterinthebookoraboutaneventthatis

goingonintheworldtoday.

G.ACTIVITIES

1. CloseReading:Act4.1isdividedintothreeparts.Studentswillbeseatedin

trios,andeachtriowillbegivenapassagefromAct4.1.Theirtaskistoanalyze

thegivenpassageandanswerguidedreadingquestionsfortheirpassageinbase

groups.

2. Jigsaw:Studentswillbeplacedinnewgroupsandwillteachnewgroup

memberswhattheydiscussedabouttheirpassageinpreviousgroups.Students willtakenotesandaskquestionsonwhattheylearnedfromtheirgroupmembers intheboxesprovidedonthehandout.Bytheendofthisactivity,studentswill haveheardfromgroupmembersforeachpassageandwillhavediscussedall

threepassagesfromAct4Scene1.

3. IndependentWriting:Studentswillwriteasummaryofthesceneansweringa questionthatwillserveasanexitticketthatassessesstudentunderstanding. a. Howdothewitches’interactionswithMacbethadvancetheplotand illustrateathemeintheplay?

H.DIFFERENTIATED/ACCOMMODATIONS

● Accommodation:Passagewasreadaloudforthestudents.

Strugglingreaderswereprovidedwithvocabularytoassisttheirreadingofthe

textandparaphrasesofdifficultpassagesfromthetext.

Advancedlearnersmaypursueatopicingreaterdepth,i.e.thefootnotesorread

ahead.

Duringgroupwork,teacherwillmeetwithgroupstore­teachanideaorclarify

misunderstandingsintheiranalysisofthetextand/orextendthethinkingof

advancedlearners.

● Astudentintheclasshasadeficitinprocessingspeedthatcanimpactstudent

performance.Studenthasdifficultywithpentopapertasks,whichimpactsability

totakenotes;studentwillbeprovidedwithcopyofclassnotesandPowerPoint

Presentationwillbeuploadedtotheclass’swebsiteonGoogleClassroomfor

studentreference.

I.H.O.T.QUESTIONS

WhatarethewitchesdoingwhenMacbetharrives?

Howdolines44­45impactthemoodofthescenebeforeMacbetharrives?

Whatdothewitches’interactionwithMacbethsuggestabouttheirintentions?

Findevidenceinthetext.

WhatisMacbeth’sattitudetowardsthewitches?Whatdoesitrevealabout

Macbeth’sstateofmind?

Whatissignificantabouttheingredientsthatarethrownintothecauldronand

whatdotheyimplyaboutMacbeth’scharacter?

HowdoesMacbethreacttoeachoftheapparitions?Whydoeshereactthatway?

Explainthesignificanceofthejuxtapositioninthispassage.

● WhatdoesMacbethsaytothewitchesoncetheyleave?Isitwise?

● HowdoesthisfinalseriesofapparitionsfulfillHectate’sdirectionsinAct3.5

(lines28­33)?

● HowdoesMacbethattempttocontrolhisownfatewhenhedefiesthewitches?

J.FORMAL/INFORMALASSESSMENT

● InformalAssessment:Cold­callingonstudents,listeningtostudentssharetheir

ideasastheyanalyzethetextingroups;listeningtostudentsworkintheir

groupstodecipherwhatthetextissayingandanalyzehowtheirpassagerelates

toathemeintheplay.Informallyassessingwhatstudentssayduringthe

activitieswillenabletheteachertoguidetheirdiscussionintheneededdirections

toreinforceideasthatmayneedtobeclearer.

● FormalAssessment:Thehandoutforthejigsawactivityallowstheteacherto

formallyassesstheworkstudentsdidintheirbasegroups,andthenotesthey

tookwhentheylistenedtotheirpartner.Thewritingattheendclassalsoserves

asaformalassessmentofstudentunderstandingoftheentiresceneandthe

themesitportrays.

K.CLOSURE(SUMMARYQUESTION)

Tocloseclass,studentswillmakeapredictionaboutthetext:

Makeaprediction:WhatdoyouthinkMacbethwilldonext?

L.HowwillIreinforceandextendstudentlearning?

1.CLASSROOMAPPLICATIONS:SMARTboard,Googlepresentationforlesson,

Macbethtext,handoutsforclassactivities.Studentlearningisreinforcedinthattheyare

familiarwiththetextfrompreviouslessons;closereadingandtext­dependentquestions

arestrategiesreinforcedfrompreviouslessons.Studentlearningisalsoextendedasthey

workwiththeirpeersandengageindiscussionwiththeirclassmatestodecipherthe

meaningofShakespeare’stext.

2.ENRICHMENTACTIVITIES:StudentsmayresearchMacbeth’spublicationyear,and

researchthefootnotestoextendtheircomprehensionofthetext.

3.HOMEWORK:ReadandannotateMacbeth4.2

M.Whathappensnext?

1.TOMORROW:Macbeth4.2

2.DAYAFTER:Macbeth4.3