Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 2, Lesson 8

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Mid-Unit Assessment: students use textual evidence from Acts 1–2 of Shakespeare’s Macbeth to craft a formal, multi-paragraph essay in response to the following prompt: How do Shakespeare’s structural choices create an effect of mystery, tension, or surprise in the first two acts of the play?

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CCLS State Standard
RL.9-10.5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g.,...
W.9-10.2.a Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections...
W.9-10.2.b Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete...

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