Bellwork #1:
SW discuss and interpret meaning of
Macbeth’s guided notes.
SW write Macbeth’s into guided notes.
• If Shakespeare were to write a play about your
life, what would it be? A comedy, a tragedy, a
romance, or a combination?
• Explain your choice and try writing the first
scene.
Bellwork #2:
SW interpret meaning behind academic vocabulary used within
Macbeth.
SW present and discuss the meaning of the vocabulary with other
groups.
SW actively read, listen, and discuss Act 1, scene 1.
• Create a tree map:
• Title it: Literary Terms
• Divide it into 3 categories: Tragedies, Tragic Flaws, and
Foils.
• Think back on past plays, stories, and poems that you
have read this year or in previous years and come up
with 5 different examples in each category.
Bellwork #3:
SW actively read, discuss, and interpret Act 1, scene 2
and 3.
SW create a 3 column journal entry and T2T,
summarize, and look for literary elements.
• Analyze and interpret the meaning of the
following Shakespearean quote:
“Come what come may, time and the hour runs
through the roughest day” (Macbeth 1.3).
Bellwork #4:
SW analyze and interpret the meaning of the AoW.
SW write a SOAPSTone in response to the article.
• Analyze and interpret the
following Shakespearean quote:
“There’s daggers in men’s smiles”
(Macbeth 2.3).
Bellwork #5:
SW analyze and interpret Act 1, scene 4-6 while
reading, listening, and discussing Act 1.
SW create a 3 column journal while T2T, summarizing,
and looking for literacy elements within the scenes.
• Analyze and interpret the following
Shakespearean quote:
“Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent
under’t” (Macbeth 1.5).
Bellwork #6:
SW critically read, interpret, and discuss Act 2,
scene 1 & 2.
SW write three column notes on these sections.
• Answer true or false to the following
statements:
1. Shakespeare is the author of Macbeth.
2. All of Shakespeare’s tragedies have a
double climax, which is called the
Catastrophe.
3.Macbeth was the King of England.
4.“Fair is foul, and foul is fair” is a famous
quote from Macbeth.
Bellwork #7:
SW critically read, interpret, and discuss Act 2,
scene 3 & 4.
SW write a Flow map based upon Act 2 to recount
the events that happened and answer questions
based upon it.
• What is a Porter?
• What is his purpose in the play?
• Why does Shakespeare do this?
Bellwork #8:
SW demonstrate their knowledge on a quiz based
upon Act 1 & 2.
SW critically read, interpret, and discuss Act 3,
scene 1 & 2.
• In Act II of Macbeth, why does
Macduff believe Donalbain and
Malcolm killed King Duncan?
Bellwork #9:
SW critically read, interpret, and discuss Act 3,
scene 3-6.
SW write three column notes based upon these
sections.
• Describe how roles have reversed with
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. How have
both of them changed. For the better or
worse?
Bellwork #10:
SW critically read and analyze an AoW and
apply a 4 square to it by close and critically
analysis.
Write 4 square set up for your Bellwork.
Take out a lined piece of paper and fold it
hamburger style. Label it:
First side: What does it say?
How does it say it?
Second side: What does it mean?
So..What does it mean to me?
Bellwork #11:
SW demonstrate their understanding of Act 3 of
Macbeth by taking a quiz on this act.
SW critically read, analyze, and interpret Act 4,
scene 1.
• In Act 3, Macbeth says, “…blood
will have blood.” What does he
mean?
• When talking to Lady Macbeth, he
says: “We are yet young in deed.”
What does he mean?
Bellwork #12:
SW Critically read, interpret and discuss Act 4,
scene 2 & 3.
• List the 3 apparitions shown to
Macbeth by the witches.
• Explain what each apparition
means.
Bellwork #13:
SW critically read, interpret, and discuss Act 5,
scene 2-8.
• What does it mean to be not “woman
born”?
• Who do you suspect this man will be?
Bellwork #14:
SW apply concepts learned from Macbeth the
play to the modern version of the play.
SW discuss the stipulations and focus of the
formal paper, due January 7th.
• Create a Double-Bubble map showing the
similarities and differences seem from the
play to the modern day version of the
movie.
Bellwork #15:
SW apply concepts learned from Macbeth the
play to the modern version of the play.
• The idea of “hand-washing” has appeared in Act
II Scene II, when Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth to
wash his hands after he killed King Duncan.
• Lady Macbeth also “washes her hands” in Act V.
• What is the deeper meaning of “hand-washing”?
Bellwork #16:
SW apply concepts learned from Macbeth the
play to the film of the play.
SW discuss the final project and develop
groups to begin working on their project.
• Which character in the play has made the
biggest transformation in your opinion from
good to bad or vise versa.
Bellwork #17:
SW apply concepts learned from Macbeth to
the film version of the play.
SW work on their group project and discuss
the scene they want to reenact.
• Which scene is the most dramatic, in your
opinion? What type of props would you create
with it? How would you make it interesting
without verbalizing it? Explain.
Bellwork #18:
SW apply concepts learned from Macbeth to
the film version of the play.
SW work on their group project and discuss
the scene they want to reenact.
• Create bubble maps based on the
following characters:
-Macbeth
– Banquo
– Macduff
– L. Macbeth
Bellwork #19:
SW critique other group
presentations/interpretations of scenes in
class.
SW demonstrate their interpretation of a scene
in Macbeth with their group.
Critique the presentations you see with a tree
map for each group listing their strengths and
weaknesses (3 of each).
Bellwork #20:
SW demonstrate their interpretation of a scene
in Macbeth with their group.
SW begin reviewing for their final exam.
1. Why was Polynieces, Antigone’s brother,
forbidden from being buried?
2. Who is known as the “father of drama”?
3. What was King Creon’s tragic flaw?
Bellwork #21:
SW demonstrate their interpretation of a scene
in Macbeth with their group.
SW begin reviewing for their final exam.
1. How many years did Grendel terrorize
Hrothgar’s men?
2. In The Canterbury Tales Prologue, during
which month does pilgrimage take place?
3. How does the Pardoner make his living?
Bellwork #22:
SW begin reviewing for their final exam.
1. How many husbands did the Wife of Bath have?
2. In “The Wife of Bath’s Tale”, what did the Knight
do that caused him to be punished by the king
and queen?
3. In “The Wife of Bath’s Tale”, what does the
Knight need to find out in order to save his life?
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