To accompany the "Macbeth" graphic novels from Classical Comics and to help with their application in the classroom, this book is spiral-bound, making the pages easy to photocopy. Written by a teacher, for teachers, helping to engage and involve students in Shakespeare's play. Suitable for teaching ages 10-17, this book provides exercises that cover structure, listening, understanding, motivation and character as well as key words, themes and literary techniques. Although the majority of the tasks focus on the use of language and comprehension, there are also many cross-curriculum topics, covering areas within history, ICT, drama, reading, speaking, writing and art. An extensive Educational Links section provides further study opportunities. Devised to encompass a broad range of skill levels, this book provides many opportunities for differentiated teaching and the tailoring of lessons to meet individual needs. This resource can be used alongside the Classical Comics adaptation of "Macbeth" as well as any traditional text. In fact, many of the activities can stand on their own as introductions to the world of Shakespeare.
Table of Contents
Introduction BACKGROUND Shakespeare Timeline The Globe Theatre(s) The 'Scottish Play' Macbeth Timeline Mac Bethad mac Findlaech Macbeth - Shakespeare's Story Macbeth - Scene by Scene Synopsis Family Tree Monarchs of Scotland CHARACTER Macbeth Lady Macbeth Duncan Banquo Macbeth Characters - Twenty Questions LANGUAGE Key Words and Imagery Shakespeare's Language How Insulting! Macbeth Spelling Jumble Missing Words Macbeth Uses Words Like This Macbeth Word search UNDERSTANDING THE PLAY What Happens Next? Macbeth Quiz Book Report/Book Review Ideas, themes & Issues Character and Motivation - Mind Mapping PERFORMANCE The Trial of Lady Macbeth Macbeth - The Investigation Performing Macbeth Drama/Art Macbeth - The Sequel Colour Me In Teachers' notes, answers and expansions Educational Website Links