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Top 5 Teaching Resources for Macbeth

Last week, I put out five of my ‘top’ Jekyll and Hyde resources – the stuff I think has aged reasonably well and I still tend to use them fairly regularly.  Here’s five for Macbeth.  Take a look below for a brief overview and a button to download the teaching resource…

1. Exam style task and whole-class feedback sheet

A simple task on how the character of Macbeth changes as the play progresses and a feedback sheet that I gave to my year 10 students after they’d completed it.  Not sure if it’s helpful, but I’ve also put some other specimen exam tasks in the folder.  They’re from a couple of years ago and based on the Eduqas English Literature exam, but they should be easy enough to adapt.


2. Literacy ‘do now’ tasks

Last week, I wrote a short blog on how I start most of my lessons.  Usually, I ask students to copy and correct a short piece of writing that will relevant to new content covered later on.  If you click on the link, you’ll be taken through to a series of slides with the Macbeth tasks I gave my wards at the beginning of the academic year.


3. Characterisation overview – click here

A one-page overview for students that contains what I call the ‘fundamentals’ on three characters – Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and Macduff.  Useful for revision or as the basis for questioning and discussion.


4. Revision extracts – click here

A selection of extracts from the play and also banks of key words.  When I used the resource earlier in the term, I squished the first two pages together to form a single A3 sheet and then did the same with the final two pages.


5. 50 quiz questions – click here

Finally, a really simple one: 50 quiz questions on Macbeth.  Answers in a friendly red.


I hope the resources are useful.  Feedback always welcome.