Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 19

Imperfect heroes, pity and fear, and a fatal flaw are all part of a tragic play. Scholars analyze Shakespeare's Macbeth as an example of the tragedy genre. Pupils demonstrate understanding by completing a Quick Write discussing how Shakespeare develops an element of tragedy in Acts 5.7 and 5.8.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Show pictures of the following vocabulary to support English learners: stake, bear, devil, charm, womb
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes instructors complete the lessons in order
  • Print additional copies of the Act Synopsis and Analysis Tool for homework 
  • Provides lists of vocabulary to pre-teach
  • Includes many options for differentiated instruction 
  • None