Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's Tortured Sonnet
Students read four of Shakespeare's sonnets and determine whether they are read from Macbeth's or Lady Macbeth's point of view. They support their decision using evidence from the text.
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Themes and Motifs in Macbeth Act Two
How do different themes and motifs develop in Shakespeare's Macbeth? As your class begins reading Act Two, have them use the provided document to track themes such as ambition, conscience, and reality (among others). On the second page,...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
Analyzing Atmosphere: Macbeth Murder Scene and Dagger Speech
Shakespeare's Macbeth (Act II, Scenes I and II) lacks explicit details of the murder of King Duncan, yet the author creates an atmosphere that allows us to visualize the event. Readers interpret the "Dagger Speech" by writing stage...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Macbeth: Act IV Study Questions
The value in this Macbeth study guide is that it asks readers to not only chart events, but to also consider the significance of those events. The worksheets could be used as preparation for a full class discussion or the basis or a...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
"Macbeth" Quotes: Fun Trivia Quiz
Who said that? Test takers are given ten quotes from Shakespeare's well-known play Macbeth and asked to identify the speaker from a list of four possible characters. Useful as a check for understanding or completion of reading, this quiz...
9th - 12th English Language Arts