Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 2, Lesson 19

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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 but was born prematurely by cesarean section. 

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RL.9-10.3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over...
RL.9-10.5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g.,...
W.9-10.9.a Apply grades 9–10 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Analyze how an author draws on and...

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