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lesson 14
1 hour

Macbeth's Character is Developed by Malcom and Macduff


In this lesson, students read Act 4.3, lines 1–158 of Macbeth, in which Macduff tries to convince Malcolm to join him and take Macbeth’s crown. Malcolm suspects Macbeth has sent Macduff to trick him, so he tests Macduff’s sincerity before he agrees to join Macduff. Students analyze how Shakespeare uses Macduff and Malcolm’s interaction to develop Macbeth’s character.


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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 of the New York State Education Department. Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 2, Lesson 14. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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