Unit Plan: Macbeth (or any Shakespeare play)

A unit focused on close reading, characterization, motifs + themes

Shakespeare!

I love Shakespeare, but I’ve never felt successful teaching Shakespeare until this year. I could successfully help kids understand and enjoy Shakespeare; my Shakespeare units were fun! Kids liked them!

But we’d spend six weeks just getting through the play — getting up, acting it out, reading it aloud, and pausing periodically to debrief w…

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