In this first lesson of the unit, students begin their study of Macbeth by reading Act 1.1 and 1.2, in which the three Witches discuss Macbeth, and King Duncan learns of his bravery in battle. Students explore Shakespeare’s development of Macbeth’s character in these opening scenes. Working in pairs, students also begin to analyze the language and implications of these first scenes.
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Bilingual Language Progressions
These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.
From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 2, Lesson 1.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-10-ela-module-4-unit-2-lesson-1; accessed 2015-05-29.
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