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FREE!-- This chart contains key themes from the play Macbeth followed by space for students to list three quotations that support each theme. This is a fantastic activity for literature circle discussions as well as a pre-writing activity in preparation for a Macbeth theme essay.


This FREE PRODUCT by Bespoke ELA contains 145 questions for studying Shakespeare's play Macbeth. The questions are divided into the three different levels of questioning: recall, interpretation & analysis, and synthesis. These questions can serve a variety of uses for your Macbeth unit including: --Reading Checks & Quizzes --Discussion Stems --Essay Prompts With 145 questions in total, your students will be able to go into great depth with their study of Macbeth!


Macbeth Topics & Themes ListThe Bespoke ELA Classroom


If Shakespeare Could Tweet: Transforming Literature with iOS by Lawrence Reiff on iBooks

Apple Distinguished Educator Lawrence Reiff modernizes Shakespeare in the high-school classroom with “If Shakespeare Could Tweet.” His lesson helps students understand point of view using apps like iAnnotate and Notability to manipulate original text. Imagine students reducing Hamlet’s “To be, or not to be…” soliloquy to a 140-character tweet! They then move on to using iMovie to create a film, complete with voiceover soundtrack —or they can create a graphic novel using ComicLife.


An infographic that keeps track of all of Shakespeare's deaths for you

Shakespeare's Tragedies ~ Everybody Dies. And Antigonus cries. This is great! Except Lady Macbeth committed suicide.


Keep Calm and Kill Duncan..."But screw your courage to the sticking place, And we'll not fail." Macbeth is having a difficult time trying to find the courage to kill his king, but Lady Macbeth is telling him, that he must find the courage and that he needs to stop being so indecisive about commiting the action.


A Sign of Things to Come... This pin represents some foreshadowing in regards to the blood theme. But also, as Lady Macbeth encounters nightly sleepwalks, she feels the need to wash her hands of blood. The blood is a representation of her guilt, as the blood is not truly there. Blood in this particular case is a figment of her imagination that follows her religiously in her sleepwalk travels and as she awakens, she is constantly reminded of her guilty conscience she cannot escape.