MACBETH Day 4

MACBETH Day 4

Poem A Day:

These lyrics are so great for today’s lesson, that this is another one that we will listen to again at the end of the class.

Mini-lesson:

Today we started out by acting out the very quick and small scene 6 in Act 1.

Then, when we got to Act 7, I gave the students this close reading activity.

We went through together as a class and filled the boxes on the right with all the reasons Macbeth is giving for NOT WANTING TO KILL DUNCAN.

Then, I ask students what they think he will do-

Naturally, they say “He won’t do it.”

Active Engagement:

Next, I ask them how many times Macbeth says the words “kill” or “murder.” They look over the passage, and notice that he says it ZERO times.

So, I gave them a competition (nothing kids love more lol).

Find as many euphemisms for Murder as you can- the most wins. The most any student found was 16. That is a lot!

Then, I read the passage aloud again, and had the students say “murder” aloud every time I read a euphemism. This is too fun. Basically, it sounds like kids saying murder, en masse, over and over again. Some euphemisms include: “taking off” “the deed” etc.

Then we discussed the difference between what he says and the way he says it- or how his word choice reveals his true desires.

Closure:

For poetry week, students made found poems from the Macbeth text.

FullSizeRender (1).jpgWe also listened to Rhianna’s “Disturbia” again, and it blew their minds- students saw the song in a whole new light following this lesson.

 

 

 

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