In this lesson, students read and analyze Macbeth Act 2.3, in which a drunken Porter opens the gates of the castle to Lennox and Macduff, prompting the discovery of Duncan’s murder and the flight of his sons Malcolm and Donalbain. Students explore the development of central ideas such as appearance vs. reality and disorder and imbalance in this scene by participating in a jigsaw discussion that enables them to develop their speaking and listening skills.
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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 7.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-10-ela-module-4-unit-2-lesson-7; accessed 2015-05-29.
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