Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 16

How do complex characters develop over the course of a text? Pupils read Act 5.1 from Shakespeare's Macbeth, which depicts Lady Macbeth's descent into madness. Using discussion and writing exercises, scholars analyze how Shakespeare develops Lady Macbeth's character to advance a central idea of the play.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have partners act out a role play between Lady Macbeth and a modern-day therapist 
  • Bring in real-life objects from the scene, such as perfume and a nightgown, to help English learners acquire new vocabulary 
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson 16 of 26 from the Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 2 series
  • Expects instructors to implement the lessons consecutively 
Pros
  • Provides a guided learning sequence with instructional notes and helpful symbols
  • Offers several ideas for lesson differentiation
Cons
  • None