1. Topic-
Macbeth
 
2. Content-
1. abhor (verb) "“ loathe


2. abjure (verb) "“ deny, renounce


3. augment (verb) "“ increase in size


4. benediction (noun) "“ an expression of good wishes


5. blanched (verb) "“ turned white


6. brandish (verb) "“ wave in the air


7. bounteous (adj.) "“ generous


8. chalice (noun) "“ cup


9. chastise (verb) "“ punish


10. cistern (noun) "“ reservoir


11. clamorous (adj.) "“ noisy


12. consort (noun) "“ associate, cohort


13. corporal (adj.) "“ bodily


14. dauntless (adj.) "“ fearless


15. desolate (adj.) "“ alone
1. disdain (noun) "“ contempt or scorn


2. diminutive (adj.) "“ tiny


3. direness (noun) "“ evil


4. discern (verb) "“ detect


5. entreat (verb) "“ plead for


6. equivocate (verb) "“ to intentionally deceive or confuse


7. gibbet (noun) "“ gallows



8. impedes (verb) "“ prevents


9. intemperance (noun) "“ lack of moderation


10. incensed (adj.) "“ angered


11. jocund (adj.) "“ merry


12. judicious (adj.) "“ wise


13. malevolence (noun) "“ ill feeling


14. mirth (noun) "“ gladness that comes from laughter


15. multitudinous (adj.) "“ consisting of a great number of individuals





Vocabulary "“ Macbeth 3


1. murky (adj.) "“ dark, gloomy


2. knell (noun) "“ the stroke or sound of a bell


3. palpable (adj.) "“ touchable


4. peerless (adj.) "“ unequalled


5. pernicious (adj.) "“ destructive


6. perturbation (noun) "“ agitation


7. plight (noun) "“ predicament


8. prate (verb) "“ to talk on and on


9. harbinger (noun) "“ one who signals the approach of another


10. profound (adj.) "“ very deep


11. prowess (noun) "“ courage


12. rapt (verb) "“ absorbed in thought


13. recoil (verb) "“ pull back in a startled manner


14. recompense (noun) "“ reimbursement; compensation


15. redress (verb) "“ make amends for




Vocabulary "“ Macbeth 4



1. repose (noun) "“ rest; calmness



2. resolute (adj.) "“ form or determined; unwavering



3. sear (verb) "“ burn



4. sere (adj.) "“ withered



5. stanchless (adj.) "“ insatiable



6. surfeit (verb) "“ to overindulge



7. sundry (adj.) "“ varied



8. surmise (verb) "“ imagine, guess



9. tarry (verb) "“ linger



10. temperate (adj.) "“ calm, even tempered



11. undivulged (adj.) "“ unrevealed



12. unruly (adj.) "“ wild, untamed



13. upbraid (verb) "“ scold



14. valor (noun) "“ bravery



15. verity (noun) "“ truth




Vocabulary "“ Macbeth 5



1. apace (adv.) "“ at a rapid pace; quickly


2. assay (verb) "“ to evaluate; assess


3. avarice (noun) "“ greed


4. bane (noun) "“ a cause of harm, ruin, or death


5. compassed (verb) "“ surrounded


6. compunctions (noun) "“ a strong uneasiness caused by feelings of guilt


7. disjoint (verb) "“ to dislocate; to separate


8. eminence (noun) "“ a position of distinction or superiority


9. incarnadine (adj.) "“blood-red


10. interdiction (noun) "“ a prohibition by court order


11. mettle (noun)"“ courage and fortitude; spirit


12. nonpareil (adj.)"“ without equal


13. predominance (noun) "“ superior power


14. purgative (adj.) "“ cleansing


15. purveyor (noun) "“ one that furnishes provisions, especially food









Vocabulary - Macbeth 6


1. prophetic (adj.) - foretelling events as if by divine inspiration


2. direful (adj.) - dreadful; terrible


3. vantage (noun) - a position that provides a broad view of a place or idea


4. trammel (verb) - to entrap or confine


5. chamberlain (noun) - a person who manages the household of a ruler or nobleman


6. posterity (noun) - future generations


7. bestow (verb) - to give or grant


8. rancor (noun) - malice; spitefulness


9. appall (verb) - to horrify; to shock


10. laudably (adv.) - deserving praise; commendable


11. blaspheme (verb) - to speak in an irreverent way about sacred things



12. covet (verb) - to have a strong desire for something


13. fain (adv.) - gladly


14. censure (verb) - to criticize or disapprove severely


15. speculative (adj.) - theoretical
 
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.read and understand "Macbeth".
2.apply verifying strategies to what they have read.
3.apply prediction strategies to what they have
read.
4. make comparisons between characters as they (& undergo changes in "Macbeth".
5. apply the themes of "Macbeth" to their lives today.
 
5. Materials and Aids-
copies of "Macbeth" for
each student. There are many different readability
levels available
 
6. Procedures/Methods-

Practice-

1.Students will discuss the changes that each main
character has undergone in the play.(Ex. Lady Macbeth develops a conscience and
Macbeth loses his conscience.)
2. Students examine the motives that led to the
changes in each main character. This examination
will lead to the discovery of the themes of the play; greed disguised as ambition and truth disguised as rationalization. (There are other themes to discover.)
 

D. Independent Practice-

After examining historical events and current world affairs, students are able to write an essay comparing the event to the themes of "Macbeth".
Some events have included the Civil Rights movement, the destruction of rain forests, the L.A. riots, and the plight of the inner cities.
The age level and experience of the students will lead to more comparisons.
 

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

The students will turn their essays in for an automatic 100. I will check for mechanics and content. They will then revise their essays as they choose and they will present their essays to the class in any format they choose. They may simply read their essays, or they can choose an alternate way to present their topic. The class will then discuss the different issues their peers brought up.
 

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