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Macbeth

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Kingship in the play
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Exploring the character of Lady Macbeth
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Key quotes from the play
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Matching modern language
Students match a number of key statements from the play with  … read more
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Who is responsible for the death of King Duncan?
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Impressions of Macbeth
Students focus on Act I Scene III and Act III Scene I to analyse  … read more
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Lady Macbeth: from control to madness
Scene by scene analysis of Lady Macbeth's transition from control  … read more
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Andrew Moore's study guide to Macbeth
A detailed commentary of the play. Originally published on  … read more
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Create your own witches spell
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Guess who?
Students play this classic game or a 'Who am I?' game using characters  … read more
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Become a butcher or a fiend-like queen!
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Macbeth taboo
A classic 'guess the word' game, based on 'Taboo'.  … read more
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Mastering Macbeth
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Teachers TV video - Macbeth in the classroom
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Who's who?
A diagrammatic introduction to the characters and their rela  … read more
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A changed man?
Sort the events in order along the horizontal lines. Then create  … read more
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Tragedy!
A handy worksheet which asks students to match up some key terms  … read more
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Characters in Macbeth grid set
This set of Clicker Grids is designed to support a study of the  … read more
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IWB activities on Shakespeare's use of contrasting language
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'Crunched' version of the play made using Teachit's Cruncher
'Macbeth' word samples: the selection is drawn from the text  … read more
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Themes and imagery - colour-code the quotations
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Cloze with a twist
Working as publisher and actors, try to create an 'official'  … read more
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Plot sequencing with a twist
A set of activities for use on screen - one for each Act. Sort  … read more
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Think of three ...
A fun and adaptable quiz that asks pupils to think in threes  … read more
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An interactive quiz
Try this quiz with questions ranging across the play - a fun  … read more
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Revision questions for Act 2 and Act 5
Questions covering key scenes in the play, to help students with  … read more
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'I'm a Scot - get me out of here!'
Based on the popular celebrity show, this is a fun way of exploring  … read more
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From 'worthy gentleman' to 'butcher'
The rise and fall of Macbeth, through the words of the other  … read more
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Macbeth 'boosters'
Detailed plans and resources to help students move towards a  … read more
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Fortune and Macbeth
An adaptable resource with a drama and stagecraft focus. It's  … read more
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Directing Lady Macbeth - Act 1 Scene 5
Annotated sheets that prompt students to consider the performance  … read more
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Lady Macbeth statements
A check list to prompt discussion about the character of Lady  … read more
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Malcolm's persuasive speech
Write a speech as Malcolm persuading the English army to support  … read more
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Macbeth's changing character - teacher copy
A detailed look at aspects of Macbeth's character, with quotations.  … read more
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Macbeth Act 4 Scene 3: Macbeth as king
An activity to help pupils judge Macbeth's qualities as a king,  … read more
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Macbeth's changing character
A cloze exercise looking at different aspects of Macbeth's c  … read more
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Essay sheet - how Macbeth changes
Guidance for an essay on how Macbeth's character develops in  … read more
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Shakespeare's language for Macbeth - Act 2 Scene 1 and Act 5 Scene 5
A thorough examination of the soliloquy and monologue in these  … read more
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Macbeth interactive true/false starter
A quick but fun true or false activity with facts about Macbeth,  … read more
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Macbeth - language cloze
A cloze activity which takes students through the process of  … read more
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Match the scene to the title
An interactive matching resource - match the summaries to the  … read more
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Macbeth Talkshow
Role-play cards for a speaking and listening 'talkshow' assi  … read more
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Macbeth and language
A differentiated worksheet relating to language use in the play.  … read more
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Leadership and ranking activity [IWB]
A whizzy and effective resource which works well on an IWB.  … read more
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Macbeth drama task: the play in six sections
A versatile resource which uses drama to consolidate knowledge  … read more
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Giving evidence
Using PEE to help achieve a level 5  … read more
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Who shall hang?
A reading and writing task.  … read more
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Scenes for dramatisation. Handy overview of the play.
A clearly set out table; useful for preparing drama/group activities.  … read more
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Macbeth key spellings
Two handy lists of essential spellings.  … read more
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Character quotes: Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
Match the quote to the statement. Also available as an interactive  … read more
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Sentence structures and Macbeth (Y9 NLS)
Use and consolidate knowledge about the play as a focus for exploring  … read more
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Macbeth's crimes
Sort Macbeth's crimes into order of most - least evil … interactive  … read more
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Macbeth character card sort
Match the description to the character.  … read more
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Theatre programme and drama activities
Detailed instructions and advice for students on how to make  … read more
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Who or what am I?
Guess the person, place or thing. Includes teacher's copy.  … read more
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Macbeth: Year 9 teaching pack
Including helpful weekly plans and a wide range of interesting  … read more
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The Macbeths' diaries
Fill in the gaps to complete the couple's diaries after Act 2  … read more
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Shakespeare's theatre (focus on Macbeth)
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Large Macbeth quotes
14 pages of enlarged key quotes - ideal for display etc.  … read more
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Macbeth + the witches
How far are the witches responsible for Macbeth's downfall?  … read more
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Wall display
Revision / display activity.  … read more
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Crossword (teacher copy)
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Crossword
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Word origins
Look up words from the key scenes and find out origins and m  … read more
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Macbeth scramble
Make Shakespearean sentences using given words. This works either  … read more
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Between the key scenes cartoon outline
Complete the outline with pictures and quotes.  … read more
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Character adjectives
Match the adjectives to the characters. Also available as a Promethean  … read more
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Apostrophe starters (2)
Complete the table with the full version of contracted words.  … read more
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Apostrophe starters (1)
Draw arrows to match up the contraction with the word in full.  … read more
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If the crime fits ... rank Macbeth's evil crimes
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Write the secret diary entries of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
Task sheets for diary entries at the end of Act 1 and after Act  … read more
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Cloze: fill in the gaps to complete the plot outline
Simple, useful cloze plot summary. Teacher's copy also avai  … read more
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The changing character of Macbeth
A useful grid to complete.  … read more
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Sequence the whole story
Put the events from the play into the correct order.  … read more
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Macbeth in 20 boxes
A versatile summary.  … read more
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Comic strip Macbeth (2)
The missing words.  … read more
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Comic strip Macbeth (1)
Fill in the blanks.  … read more
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Not Exactly Macbeth
A modern, original and amusing poetic version of the play.  … read more
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Macbeth: The murder
News of the murder of the king has spread rapidly. Design the  … read more
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Imagery in the play
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