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Common Core: ELA
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.
- 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...
- Students read E. B. White’s personal essay “Death of a Pig.” Students analyze how White unfolds and draws connections between key events and ideas in the text while developing and refining his...
- Students analyze the third section of E. B. White’s “Death of a Pig,” in which White moves between ruminating on the deterioration of his pig and his own state of mind and recounting a humorous...
- 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...
- In this module, students will read, discuss, and analyze contemporary and classic texts, focusing on how complex characters develop through interactions with one another and how authors structure...
- Working with Evidence and Making Claims: How Do Authors Structure Texts and Develop Ideas? In this module, students engage with literature and nonfiction texts that develop central ideas of guilt,...