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Bell ringer 11 13 12 review of vocab

Bell-ringer: 11/13/12: Review of Vocab

  • Copy and complete the following sentences using the word bank:

  • A. RequiemB. ValiantC. Munificence

  • D. apparitionsE. AmbivalentF. Equivocation

    1. The _____________ warrior continued to fight against the three headed monster despite having a broken arm and no shield.

    2. Ashley and Kim refused to visit Aunt Mabel; her home was notoriously known for strange sounds and frightening ________________.

    3. If it was not for the overwhelming _______________ of the unknown donor, I would not have been able to have my lung transplant.

Macbeth analysis

Macbeth Analysis

Classroom notes and slides.

Mood versus tone

Mood versus Tone

  • What is the difference between mood and tone?

  • Definition of mood:

    Definition of tone:

    Examples of tone:

Example one of mood

Example One of Mood

Example 2 of mood

Example 2 of Mood

Act i scene i macbeth

Act I/Scene I Macbeth

  • 1. What effect is Shakespeare creating by beginning the play with this scene?

  • 2. What do you suppose is suggested by the line, “Fair is foul, and foul is fair?” (think about equivocation)

  • 3. What poetic device is used in this scene and to what effect?

Bell ringer activity macbeth act i

Bell-ringer Activity: Macbeth Act I

  • 1. Define mood:

    2. Describe the mood of the opening scene? Provide examples to support your answer.

    3. Define alliteration:

    4. Provide an example of alliteration.

    5. How are witches viewed in Elizabethan society? Why do you think witches were used in the opening scene?

Writing prompt

Writing Prompt

  • Complete this writing prompt by writing a minimum of 3-5 sentences: Think about your own ambition and the people you would describe as ambitious. When is ambition good? When is it undesirable or even evil?

Br macbeth act i scene ii

BR: Macbeth Act I/Scene II

  • 1. Identify the characters in Scene II.

  • 1. What can be inferred about Macbeth’s character in Act I/Scene II?

  • 2. Define simile. Provide an example from the text.

  • 3. How is Macdonwald killed?

Character chart copy this into your notebook

Character Chart: copy this into your notebook.

Bell ringer copy the sentences and fill in the blanks with the correct vocabulary words

Bell-ringer: copy the sentences and fill in the blanks with the correct vocabulary words

1. My manipulative brother was known to always ___________ his customers; he was a true salesman who sold nothing but low quality merchandise to innocent people.

2. I dread commuting in the car with my grandpa; he is extremely ___________ and consistently bickers with my mother.

Reminders announcements


  • Quiz: Monday November 19th on Theatrical Conventions and Vocabulary.

  • Monday: bring your books!!

  • Today:

  • Recap of Scene II

  • Scene III

  • Analysis of: rhythm, characterization, aside, soliloquy and dramatic irony

Review of monday

Review of Monday

  • Please copy into your notebooks:

  • 1. Macbeth can be described as ___________

  • 2. The setting of the play in Scene II is ________

  • 3. The traitor of Scotland is ___________

  • 4. Macbeth is awarded the title of ___________

After the quiz

After the quiz…

  • After you quiz, go through your Macbeth questions and make sure you have completed Scene I questions and Scene II questions.

  • I advise you to do your own and not copy someone else’s. Copying robs you of understanding what you are supposed to be learning!

Interactive activity 1

Interactive Activity 1

  • Cut and past lines 8-23 in your notebooks.

  • 1. Underline with a red pencil the example of the simile.

  • 2. Write beside the underlined section, the imagery that is being created.

  • 3. Underline parts of the passage that suggest/imply the characterization of Macbeth. (blue pencil)

  • 4. Underline the outcome of the battle: identify beside the passage what happened. (Green passage)

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BR: Macbeth Act I/Scene III

  • 1. What does the audience learn about the Weird sisters from their conversation at the beginning of the scene?

Understanding dramatic irony

Understanding Dramatic Irony

  • Identify the three types of irony (write this for question #2 before answering the question..)

  • 2. When Macbeth says, “so foul and fair a day I have not seen,” to what is he referring? What could be the dramatic irony in this line?

The witches

The Witches

  • Describe the physical appearances of the weird sisters.

  • A.

  • B.

  • C.

Comprehension questions

Comprehension questions

4. Identify the three prophecies:

  • A.

  • B.

  • C.

    5. What do the Weird Sisters see in the future for Banquo?

Interactive activity 2

Interactive Activity 2

Copy and paste the passage lines 127-142 into your notebooks.

Underneath the passage identify the difference between a soliloquy and an aside.



Underline two examples within the passage that suggest the idea of equivocation.

Bell ringer compound complex sentences

Bell-Ringer: compound-complex sentences.

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4. The differences between Macbeth’s reaction and Banquo’s reaction



Announcements and agenda

Announcements and Agenda

  • Announcements: Quiz Act I Thursday December 6th

  • Character study begins today!

  • Agenda:

  • 1. characterization

  • 2. Analysis of King Duncan and Lady Macbeth

Macbeth activity identifying literary devices

Macbeth Activity: Identifying Literary Devices

  • In groups of two complete the activity by:

  • 1. identifying which literary device is evident in the examples.

  • 2. Explaining why you chose that literary device.

    • You can provided the definition and underline the evidence.

    • ** Submitting it, completed at the end of class will give you and additional 5 points on your quiz today.

Group activity

Group Activity

  • Complete the activity on various literary techniques and devices.

  • Turn in the activity at the end of class.

Bell ringer activity

Bell-Ringer Activity!

  • Writing Prompt: choose one of the following prompts and write a response to it:

  • “If I could have one wish…” (explain)

  • “I am looking forward to…” (explain)

    (5 sentence min)

    Make sure to include the following:

    1. A compound sentence joined by a comma and conjunction.

    2. A compound sentence joined by a semicolon.

Bell ringer activity1

Bell-ringer Activity

  • Answer the following questions as review for Macbeth:

  • 1. What is the difference between a soliloquy and an aside?

  • 2. How can we characterize Macbeth in Scene II?

  • 3. Define equivocation: how does this idea connect to the witches?

  • 4. Identify the three prophecies made by the witches. How does Banquo react? How does Macbeth react?

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BR: Macbeth Act I/Scene IV

  • Copy and answer the following questions:

  • Who is executed at the beginning of scene four?

  • What does Duncan mean when he says “there’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face?”

  • Who does King Duncan declare to be heir of the thrown?

  • How does Macbeth react to this announcement?

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BR: Macbeth Act I/Scene V

  • Insert passage from Lady Macbeth

  • 1. What is characterization? How would you describe Lady Macbeth?

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BR: Macbeth: Act I/Scene VI

  • 1. Define

    • Verbal irony:

    • Dramatic irony:

    • Which irony is presented in Scene VI?

    • Define soliloquy.

    • How does Macbeth feel in his soliloquy in Scene VII?

Br review for quiz copy down and answer the questions

BR: Review for Quiz: copy down and answer the questions.

  • How would you describe the opening scene?

  • What poetic device is used in “fair is foul and foul is fair?”

  • Who is the traitor of Scotland?

  • Define dramatic irony.

  • Define equivocation.

  • How does Banquo react to the witches’ prophecies?

  • What is Macbeth’s tragic flaw?

Bell ringer activity2

Bell-ringer Activity

  • Identify the following movie characters as having positive or negative ambition. Explain one character’s ambitions from what you remember.

Bell ringer activity introduction to macbeth

Bell-ringer Activity: Introduction to Macbeth.

  • Turn to page _______ and complete the following questions.

Bell ringer 12 5

Bell-ringer 12/5

Copy and correct the following sentences.

  • 1 washington d.c the capitol of our country have many great historical cites and amazing restarants.

  • 2. Tomorro we will be goin to Toms birthday party.

  • 3. When I turn forty five I would have been a coal miner for twenty two years.

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Bell-ringer: 12/5

  • Copy and correct the following sentences:

  • 1. jakwon quanesha and riley has all ben recognize for there excellent participaton in class today? (10 mistakes)

  • 2. I canot beleive the test results exclaimed wayne. (6 mistakes)

  • 3. I would like to have the folowing topings on my pizza musrooms onions Pineapple and sprinkles. (7 mistakes)

Announcements and agenda1

Announcements and Agenda

  • Announcements:

  • Quiz Act I : tomorrow/8th = Friday

  • Act I Comprehension Questions due tomorrow

  • Act II Comprehension questions

  • Journal prompts due: 12/19/12 TEST GRADE




  • Turn to page 339: quick review

  • In your notebooks, below the passage of Lady Macbeth define FOIL.

  • How are Lady Macbeth and Macbeth different?

Scene five questions

Scene Five Questions

  • 1. What is the purpose of the letter?

  • 6. Why does Lady Macbeth pray to be unsexed?

  • 8. In what way does Lady Macbeth’s advice to Macbeth relate to the ‘fair is foul’ theme?

Scene 6 listen as we read both 6 and 7

Scene 6: listen as we read both 6 and 7

  • Copy the following quote for question 1/Scene 6:

  • “This castle hath a pleasant seat. The air nimbly and sweetly recommends itself unto our gentle senses”

  • What is dramatically ironic about this?

Scene 7

Scene 7

  • Cut and paste Macbeth’s soliloquy into your notebooks. Title the page: Internal Conflict.

  • Chiamus:

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BR: Macbeth Act I/Scene VII

  • The following adjectives could describe either Macbeth or Lady Macbeth. By referring to the text, use the two column chart, and correctly match the characteristics.

  • Spitefulgreedyconflicted

  • Worriedambitiousdriven

  • Guilt-riddencarelessvile

  • Guilt-freedistraught fearful

  • Cruel controllingwoeful

Announcements and agenda2

Announcements and Agenda

  • Yesterday you received…

  • 1. Study guide for Semester 1 Exam: exam is on 12/19/12

  • 2. Journal prompts: due 12/19/12 (A TEST GRADE)

    Today’s Agenda

  • Macbeth Act 1 Quiz

  • Turn in Macbeth Act I Questions. I am not accepting these late.

Quiz and after quiz

Quiz and after quiz..

  • You may write on the quiz: use a blank sheet of paper if necessary.

  • Talking = zero

  • After the quiz, work on character study.

  • After character study, work on journal prompts

  • If your character is Banquo simply work on Journal Prompts. We will be analyzing Banquo more on Monday.

  • I will be checking work at end of class for a daily grade.

Bell ringer activity 12 10

Bell-ringer Activity 12/10

  • Copy and correct the following mistakes in the following sentences.

  • 1. macbeth and lady macbeth is a strong couple and they’re atitudes difer regarding the plot to kill king duncan.

  • 2. inverness macbeths castle is the setting for the murder of king duncan.

  • 3. how do macbeth and lady macbeth plan 2 kill the king at the conclusion of act 3 of william shakespeares macbeth!

Announcements and agenda3

Announcements and Agenda

  • Announcements:

  • 1. Semester One Exam: Wednesday, December 19th. (Did you receive a study guide?)

  • 2. Journal prompts: due Wednesday December 19th. (Did you receive the prompts?)

  • 3. review day: Monday December 17th.

  • 4. Did you hand in your Macbeth comprehension questions?

Copy the following concepts into your notebook

Copy the following concepts into your notebook

  • Plato’s concept of The Natural Order of Things:

  • Concept: everything in the world is placed in a specific place and has a natural order: from the tiniest grain of sand to the heavens above. If this order is disturbed then all chaos is unraveled.

  • 1. How is Plato’s concept affected in the play after Act II?

The macrocosm and the microcosm

The Macrocosm and the Microcosm

Theme natural versus unnatural

Theme: natural versus unnatural

  • UnnaturalNatural

  • After watching the clip, write down your thoughts in two sentences. Do you believe this director believes in the natural or unnatural forces of the play?

Bell ringer 11

Bell-ringer: Create a two column chart and list the topics in one column and the right type of report in the second column. List a few details and ideas as to what you would research etc.

Bell ringer analyzing character macbeth lady macbeth and banquo

Bell-ringer: Analyzing Character: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and Banquo.

  • Complete the following prompt using one of the 3 characters above. Minimum of 5 sentences.

Announcements and agenda 12 12 12

Announcements and Agenda: 12/12/12

  • Announcements:

  • 1. Next Wednesday: Semester 1 Exam: Submit study guide for an extra 5points on exam 

  • 2. Journal Prompts: Due next Wednesday.

  • 3. Missing work….some of you are missing assignments: currently those grades are zeroes: submit for partial credit.

  • Today:

  • Analyzing theme

  • Comprehension questions.

Analyzing theme and motif why does shakespeare use theme

Analyzing theme and motif. Why does Shakespeare use theme?

  • Copy the following definition: motif: a reoccurring theme or idea presented in a text.

  • The following are repeated themes/motifs in the play so far…

  • 1. birds:

  • 2. blood:

  • 3. sleep:

  • 4. darkness:

What could the following birds that are in the play represent

What could the following birds (that are in the play) represent?

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Symbolism of Birds

The various bird and their meanings

The various bird and their meanings.

  • Falcon is a solar emblem for success, victory and rising above a situation.

  • Raven: is a symbol of death and can also protect against death: example: tower of London.

  • Eagle: stands for that power of rising above the earth

  • Sparrow: simple, delicate and charming

  • Owl: obscurity, wise, insightful, mystical.

Activity in groups of 2

Activity: in groups of 2

  • Instructions: in groups of two, brainstorm and discuss the meaning and significance of the following themes present in Macbeth:

  • 1. Blood

  • 2. Sleep.

  • Complete the chart provided on your worksheet. 15 minutes.

Remaining of class period

Remaining of class period…

  • Develop and work on your character study: I will check this at the end of class for a progress grade.

  • Work on your comprehension questions for Act II. These will be due at the end of class tomorrow.

Bell ringer activity3

Bell-ringer Activity

  • Copy, translate, and respond, in one well written paragraph (5-6 sentences), to the following quote:

    “We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.”

  • -Epictetus, ancient Greek philosopher.

Macbeth act ii scene i

Macbeth Act II/Scene I

  • Create a list of actors/actresses to play the following characters in a modern adaption of Macbeth. Choose a setting for the play and list props/lighting used. (be as creative as possible! You can set the play in outer space)

  • Macbeth

  • Lady Macbeth

  • Banquo

  • King Duncan

  • Fleance

  • The three witches

  • Malcolm

  • Donalbain

Br macbeth act ii scene ii copy what is below

BR: Macbeth Act II/Scene II: copy what is below.

  • Definition: motif: a reoccurring theme or idea presented in a text.

  • The following are motifs in the play, Macbeth:

    • Birds

    • Liquids

    • Light and Dark

    • Sleep

    • 1. Identify what the following birds could symbolize:

    • Eagle, hawk, raven, dove, sparrows, owl, and falcon.

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BR: Macbeth Act II/Scene III

  • What is comic relief?

  • Who discovers Duncan’s body?

  • Why do Malcolm and Donalbain flee?

  • Identify the part of plot this scene signifies.

Bell ringer macbeth act ii scene iv

Bell-ringer: Macbeth Act II/Scene IV

  • Define FOIL.

    How do the following characters foil one another?

    Macbeth versus Macduff

    Macbeth versus Banquo

Bell ringer vocabulary

Bell-ringer: vocabulary

Bell ringer activity vocabulary

Bell-ringer activity: vocabulary

  • Look up and define one of these words in a dictionary: contentious, requiem, munificence, or approbation. (2min)

  • *Use the word to construct your own multiple-choice question like the ones from the previous bell-ringer. (2 min)

  • * Exchange questions with another student. (2 min)

Bell ringer the following vocabulary words will be on your next quiz define all words

Bell-ringer: the following vocabulary words will be on your next quiz. Define all words

  • Equivocation

  • Vindictive

  • Contentious

  • Requiem

  • Munificence

  • Nihilistic/nihilism

  • Ambivalent

  • Valiant

  • Apparition

  • Immiscible

Bell ringer activity vocabulary1

Bell-ringer activity: vocabulary

  • Choose five vocabulary words and write five compound-complex sentences.

  • If you do not know definitions, define!

Bell ringer macbeth act iii scene v

Bell-ringer: Macbeth Act III/Scene V

  • Etymology = the study of the history of words

  • From scene 5/Act 3 on Thursday…. Page 577

  • Who is Hecate?

  • What does she say about Macbeth?

  • What are her plans for Macbeth?

Bell ringer activity create a spider diagram for the following

bell-ringer activity: create a spider-diagram for the following:

Bell ringer macbeth act 5

Bell-ringer: Macbeth Act 5

  • Copy the questions and answer.

  • To be nihilistic is to be ____________________.

  • How could this word connect to and describe Macbeth in Act 5/Scene 5?

Bell ringer concluding macbeth

Bell-ringer: concluding Macbeth.

  • Write a minimum of 2 paragraphs. Use specific examples from the play to support your opinion.

  • Look over and analyze the characteristics of a tragic hero from your historical context notes (I gave them back to you, graded). Identify the characteristics and explain if you think Macbeth is a ‘tragic hero.’ Use each characteristic to explain ‘yes’ or ‘no’

  • In your opinion, do you believe this is a tragedy? Let’s open this up for debate and discussion!

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