File - Ms. Carman`s Class

Bellwork & Notes
Make sure you understand the topic before
the discussion begins.
Pick a side.
Each side “huddles” and decides on an
opening statement.
Listen carefully to the other side, and
When responding, sum up the other side’s
point of view before stating your own. “I hear
you saying…”
Understand the other point of view, even if
you don’t agree with it.
Be as succinct as possible. Now is not the
time for pontificating! State your point clearly
and we’ll move on.
Respond to statements, not people.
information or reasoning makes you see the
question in a different light.
Move to the other side when you change your
1. Sometimes it is necessary to do something bad to
get what you want.
2. What goes around comes around.
3. If people feel that their ruler is destroying the
country, they have the right and the obligation to
overthrow that ruler.
4. There are circumstances or events that justify
murdering someone.
5. Success is worth any price you have to pay.
A great leader is feared by his/her people.
I would do something bad if someone I really loved asked me
I would like to know my future.
A guilty conscience can destroy a person.
10. The truth will always be found out, eventually.
11. If someone with knowledge of the future said that you would
hold an important position (President, etc.), would you wait
for it to happen or would you try to make it happen?
Reflect on yesterday’s debate.
 How well did the class listen?
 How well did the class state their points?
Did you change your mind at any point during
the discussion? Why?
Were there any points that you wanted to
make, but could not? (Or any points that you
thought of after the fact?)
Would you describe yourself as
“ambitious”? Why or why not?
 Can you think of any ways that ambition
has been a positive thing in your life?
 Can you think of any ways that ambition
has been a negative thing in your life?
What is the best synonym for
“counterbalance,” as it is used in paragraph
a. weight
b. correlation
c. compensation
d. stability
What is the purpose of paragraph 14?
a. To show that intelligent people are more
b. To explain a potential weakness of the study
c. To show that people were more ambitious 50
years ago
d. To explain why the study is invalid
1. What does the word “modest” mean as it is
used in paragraph 8?
a. Unsure
b. Shy
c. Respectful
d. Ordinary
How do you know?
2. What is the main purpose of paragraph 15?
a. to describe the consequences of ambition
b. to state the possible causes of ambition
c. to prove that ambitious parents have
ambitious children
d. to debate whether ambition comes from
“nature” or “nurture.”
In your group, read through the entire miniplay.
For your scene, choose characters & a
Decide how you will stage the scene, design
props, and make cue cards (if necessary)
Act it out for the class!
Vote on best actor/best actress
Remember where your audience is. Nobody
wants to look at your back.
Act out whatever the narrator is saying. So
if the narrator says there’s a fight going on,
let’s see some fighting!
Get into character– witches should look and
stand and act as witchy as possible!
Move around– it’s boring to watch a bunch of
actors stand there and say their lines.
What did you think of the EOC?
 What was easy? What was difficult?
 Were there any strategies that we learned in class
that were useful to you on the test?
▪ Any strategies that were not helpful?
 How did you do on timing?
 Any “curveballs” you weren’t expecting?
 How was your endurance/focus?
For each scene, choose roles and read aloud.
I.i– Original
I.ii.– Modern
I.iii– Original
Any time you’re confused while reading the
original text, stop and read the modern text;
then, go back and re-read the original.
 Scenes 1-3
 Open-book
 Format: I will ask a question, and
your group will work together to
answer the question, and provide
textual support (evidence) for your
I.i– mood/atmosphere
I.ii– foreshadowing & irony
 prophecies, & characters’ reactions to prophecies
▪ How are Macbeth and Banquo different?
 Which prophecy “comes true”?
 What is Macbeth considering in his aside (I.iii.130-
 What decision does Macbeth reach (I.iii.145-46)?
Banquo: …But ‘tis strange.
And oftentimes, to win us to our
The instruments of darkness tell
us truths,
Win us with honest trifles, to
In deepest consequence. (I.iii.124128)
But this whole thing is
strange. The agents of evil
often tell us part of the truth
in order to lead us to our
destruction. They earn our
trust by telling us the truth
about little things, but then
they betray us when it will
damage us the most.
Make a text-to-text, text-to-self, or text-to-world
connection with this quotation. Explain the
connection thoroughly.
Lady M: “thou wouldst be
great, art not without
ambition, but without the
illness should attend it. What
thou wouldst highly, that
wouldst thou holily; wouldst
not play false, and yet
wouldst wrongly win.”
“You want to be powerful,
and you don’t lack ambition,
but you don’t have the mean
streak that these things call
for. The things you want to
do, you want to do like a good
man. You don’t want to cheat,
yet you want what doesn’t
belong to you.”
To what extent do you agree or disagree with Lady Macbeth’s assertion
that in order to be successful, you need to be willing to play dirty? Is
this true of life in general? Politics? Sports? Love? Other areas of life?
Match the quotation
with the speaker. (The
same answer may be
used more than once.)
Lady Macbeth
“But wherefore could
I not pronounce
2. “I dreamt last night of
the three weird
sisters: to you they
have showed some
3. “Or art thou but a dagger of the mind, a false
creation, proceeding from the heat-oppressed
4. “I’ll go no more. I am afraid to think what I
have done; Look on’t again I dare not.”
5. “A little water clears us of this deed: How
easy is it then!”
Talk to your neighbors about the possible
answers to this question:
If you were an attorney bringing charges
against King Duncan’s killer, whom
would you charge, and what charges
would you bring?
Duncan’s death is…
 Mostly Macbeth’s fault (corner by door)
 Mostly Lady Macbeth’s fault (corner by
 Mostly the witches’ fault (corner by
 Equally the fault of all three parties
(corner by my desk)
What do you think Shakespeare means when
he writes…
 I’ th’
 O’ th’
 Kind’st
 O’er
 Done’t
What do we mean when we say…
 Wanna
 Whatcha
 I’ma
 Fi’nna
 Gonna
What other modern slang contractions can you
think of?
“That will be ere the set of sun.”
“This is the sergeant who like a good and
hardy soldier fought ‘gainst my captivity.”
“Which ne’er shook hands, nor bade farewell
to him, till he unseamed him from the nave to
th’ chops…”
“Whence cam’st thou, worthy thane?”
“Thou ‘rt kind.”
“What are these so withered and so wild in
their attire, that look not like th’ inhabitants
o’ th’ Earth, and yet are on ‘t?”
“Art thou afeared to be the same in thine own
act and valor as thou art in desire?”
“Prithee, peace.”
“When you durst do it, then you were a man.”
“Hark! Who lies i’ th’ second chamber?”
(continued on next slide)
“Didst thou not hear a noise?”
“But wherefore could I not pronounce
“Whence is that knocking?”
“To know my deed, ‘twere best not know
Whom does Macbeth kill in Act 2, scene 3?
a. Why does he say he killed them?
b. Why did he really kill them?
c. Do you think this was a smart move for Macbeth
to make? Why or why not?
What do Malcolm and Donalbain decide at
the end of the scene?
a. Why do they decide this?
b. Do you think Malcolm and Donalbain are smart
to do this? Why or why not?
 Have you ever had a friend
whom you suspected was no
longer your friend? Write
about the situation and how
you resolved it.
 What adjectives might you use to
describe Macbeth & Lady Macbeth’s
 Find at least one quotation that
supports this description.
 If you were directing a movie or
play, do you think it would be more
powerful to actually show the ghost,
or to have Macbeth talking to an
empty chair? Explain your answer.
What three warnings or prophecies do the
apparitions give Macbeth?
How does Macbeth take the warnings?
How trustworthy do you think the witches
are? Would you trust their prophecies? Why or
why not?
What does the procession of 8 kings mean?
What decision does Macbeth make at the end
of 4.1? Why?
At the end of 4.1, Macbeth decides:
“From this moment the very firstlings of my
heart shall be the firstlings of my hand”
Make a text-t0-self, world, or text connection
with this quotation.
Do you think this is a good way to live? Why
or why not?
Contrast the Lady Macbeth of 5.1 with the
Lady Macbeth we see earlier in the play.
Use at least two quotations from the play to
support your analysis. (1 quotation from 5.1,
and 1 from earlier).
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