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lesson 19
1 hour

Not Born of Woman


In this lesson, students read and analyze Macbeth, Act 5.7 and 5.8, in which Macbeth engages in battle with Malcolm and his thanes and is defeated and killed by Macduff, who, Macbeth learns, was not born of woman but was born prematurely by cesarean section. Students explore the elements of tragedy and analyze Macbeth as an example of the genre through a jigsaw discussion. Students also work in groups to rehearse their interpretive dramatic reading performance for 10.4.2 Lesson 20.


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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 19. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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