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CCLS - ELA: SL.9-10.1.d
- Speaking & Listening
- Comprehension and Collaboration
- State Standard:
- Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented.
- In this lesson, students read “Women,” a poem by the contemporary writer, Alice Walker. Students work in pairs to analyze Walker’s poem before working in small groups to consider how the poem...
- In this unit, students read Martin Luther King’s “Letter From A Birmingham Jail” alongside three short poems, focusing on how King develops his argument for direct action on civil rights. Students...
- Students view and analyze Throne of Blood, Akira Kurosawa’s 1957 film adaptation of Macbeth, in order to compare Kurosawa’s presentation of the opening scenes (the first 20:09 minutes of the film) to...
- Students view and analyze the 2011 Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) production of Macbeth (00:00-14:55) in order to compare the film version of Acts 1.1 through 1.3 to the original text.
- Students read and analyze Macbeth Act 5.2 and 5.3, in which the thanes desert Macbeth, who seeks assurances in the Witches’ prophecy and who receives updates from the Doctor on Lady Macbeth’s illness...
- Students read and analyze Macbeth, Act 5.7 and 5.8, in which Macbeth engages in battle with Malcolm and his thanes and is defeated and killed by Macduff, who, Macbeth learns, was not born of woman...
- Students develop these close reading skills as they examine Shakespeare’s Macbeth. They also continue to develop their oral presentation and argument writing skills through a series of activities...
- Students begin their study of Macbeth by reading Act 1.1 and 1.2
- Students read and analyze Macbeth Act 1.5, in which Lady Macbeth begins to consider murdering Duncan after receiving a letter from her husband about his encounter with the Witches.
- Students read and analyze Act 1.6 and 1.7. Students begin this lesson by focusing on the title character Macbeth, examining both his soliloquy and his interactions with his wife.
- Students read and analyze Macbeth Act 2.1, in which Macbeth and Banquo agree to discuss their encounter with the witches at a later date and Macbeth prepares to kill Duncan.
- Students read and analyze Macbeth Act 2.3, in which a drunken Porter opens the gates of the castle to Lennox and Macduff, prompting the discovery of Duncan’s murder and the flight of his sons Malcolm...
- In this module, students read, discuss, and analyze nonfiction and dramatic texts, focusing on how the authors convey and develop central ideas concerning imbalance, disorder, tragedy, mortality, and...